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!
The first time I heard “Blood In The Cut” was at a festival last summer. K Flay ended her set with a brand new song-a bold move for any live show. It was completely different than anything else she played that day, leaning much more toward the rock end of the spectrum, but somehow it fit. Ever since hearing that song I’ve been waiting on … Continue reading K Flay-Every Where Is Some Where
I don’t think I need to say too much about Styles P. The Lox, Ruff Ryders, D-Block Records, now he’ got a collaboration coming out with Talib Kweli and is currently opening on the Sevens Tour, where I caught him last night. Over 20 years into his career he still brings the energy to his live show. He even got off the stage and did … Continue reading Styles P at Metro 2/2/2017