I think we can all agree 2017 has been a long decade. For every step forward we took over the past eight years, it seems we’ve taken 2 giant steps back since January. Fortunately, music has continued to be a kind of refuge from the harsh reality we find ourselves inhabiting, and it’s been a pretty good 12 months in that regard. There were only … Continue reading The Top Songs Of 2017
Joey Purp has been not-so-quietly coming up in the Chicago rap scene for a while now. His contemporaries like Vic Mensa, Kami, and Towkio have a lot of respect for him as an artist, which is why they agreed to perform with him during his set on the blue stage on Sunday. The fun never ended for Purp, who had guys with super soakers and … Continue reading Joey Purp at Pitchfork Music Festival
Isaiah Rashad is one of the more overlooked artists on Top Dawg’s roster of talent. This shouldn’t be the case, because he’s as talented as anyone and a really great performer. He’s been at Pitchfork a couple times in the past, but this year he got bumped up from the blue stage to the bigger red stage so more people could catch his set. Continue reading Isaiah Rashad at Pitchfork Music Festival
Vince Staples put on one of the hottest sets of the fest. I’m pretty sure everyone could’ve used a cold, refreshing Sprite once he was done. I loved that he did his Gorillaz feature from “Ascension” and that the crowd went wild for it. The only weird thing about his set was the long pauses he would take. He would just stand there, staring out … Continue reading Vince Staples at Pitchfork Music Festival
Madame Gandhi had the honor of opening the music festival this year, and did a fantastic job in doing so. Her music is filled with a message of female empowerment and equality for all, and that sentiment reverberated throughout the weekend. People know her as the former drummer for M.I.A., but Gandhi has a lot more to say through her music. After the set, she … Continue reading Madame Gandhi at Pitchfork Music Festival
Music videos don’t always have to be big-budget, high octane thrill rides. Sometimes it’s better when they’re just a fun and honest depiction of the artist. That’s exactly what you get with this clip from Floco Torres. The Akron, Ohio-based MC has over 20 releases to his name over the past 9 years, and will be dropping Again, his latest EP, on July 7th. You … Continue reading Floco Torres-You!