MPeach is a Latina del futuro, a Latin of the future, as she titles one of her latest tracks. The future however feels like a question, about what once was and what still is Latin America today. Maybe the answer is in her lyrics, sensual and street-wise, straight out of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela… (more…)
Watch MPeach and friends ride around Caracas on motorcycles, looking through kaleidoscopes, tagging buildings, and burning christmas trees. (more…)
The good folks over at Bushwick Public Access teamed up with Geko Jones to team to create the Puerto Rican Holiday Hip Hop Anthem of the 2015. We present to you Loco Lopez- I’m In Love with Coquito. Free Download Below.
Something Beautiful, the moody new video and single from Brooklyn Shanti featuring Evelyn Sharma gives the feeling that autumn is just around the corner. Its a warm fuzzy feel in your headphones. (more…)
Ra’s al Ghul – a supervillain from the Batman franchise – possesses a name so auralgenic (I think I just coined that word, btw), it’s a wonder why more emcees haven’t seized the opportunity to use it in verse. If this is indeed a first, we have Dada Powell to thank for finally bringing it to our ears in rhyme form:
Venezuelan student protestors, Occupy Wall St, and equal screen time given to Harvey Milk and MLK — all in the video to The-Dream’s latest anthem?! Amazing. “Classism is the New Racism” he says. Now, a montage of various images of social struggle isn’t anything new, but this is The-Dream we’re talking about. He’s one of the most gifted R&B songwriters and producers out there, a bump & grind Michelangelo; he does not usually come near anything ‘political’. I hope we continue to see more of these moments– when the pop stars use their platforms to question rather than reinforce the status quo. “Black isn’t just a race anymore”, flashes on the screen as the last note dies down, “it’s a feeling and a place from which one feels isolated by the world of the governing elite.”
Terius Nash released this massive song last night, during the LA Clippers’ first game after Sterling got his NBA ban. An incredible use of timing. People left their TVs to watch this. Music suspended between the workaday realities. Music a bridge between what we know can be better and what happens to be here right now. (more…)