Let’s celebrate the return of R&B stalwarts Joe, Lloyd and Maxwell. Those golden voices were sorely missed. Let’s celebrate the rebuke of bigotry when it comes to defining French national identity. More power to Black M and his ilk. Let’s cheer the quality output of fresh talent like Jidenna, Keros-n, MZ and Tekno. A sure...Continue reading
Roll & Coasters
I don’t know about you, but over here we get bombarded with a lot of music on a regular basis. In our quest to find the best way to share our discoveries, we came up with ‘Roll & Coasters’: one of our earliest ideas, R&Cs were video playlists relying on the latest music videos posted on YouTube.
With the rising popularity of other digital streaming platforms, we started replicating our YouTube playlists to the other major streaming outlets. And that’s how all our playlists are presented nowadays.
What hasn’t changed over time is how we come up with the R&Cs playlists: pool together music videos released within a week, and make a cohesive arrangement of 20-some songs. You tell us what you think.
More R&Cs Playlists
The title of this edition calls for an all-african lineup (à la Teintée Africaine) and that’s how things (almost) came out. Led by “African Beauty” the latest single off of — it’s hard to believe this! — Diamond Platnumz’s debut album. Diamond Platnumz is one of Africa’s premier star ambassador and one of the few...Continue reading
At the risk of sounding stale, let me repeat myself. At the end of the day, It’s all about the music. No stranger to homages, with “Gets Getsa 2.0”, Cassper Nyovest has come up with an absolute pearl with a knowing nod to Doc Shebeleza. It’s a fine way to kick off a playlist with...Continue reading
Last year, one of the best rappers out right now released her sophomore album, Laila’s Wisdom. Oh boy, was I not ready for such dopeness! The latest Rapsody single off of her incredible album, “Pay Up” is the lead-off to this ‘Roll and Coasters.’ I included another standout female rapper (Cardi B); I gave in...Continue reading
I was all set up for a pretty standard playlist bookended by a short film starring Cassie (because… Cassie). But then there were the BET Awards Cyphers… The Eminem freestyle in particular. Enjoy!
Karim Fall (plus connu sous le pseudo de ‘Lefa’) fait sans aucun doute parti du panthéon des meilleurs rappeurs français. (Cet avis est d’ailleurs partagé par bien d’autres dans la famille ‘The Buck Stop’). Rappelons-nous qu’après une décennie d’excellence au sein de la Sexion d’Assaut, Lefa nous a fait languir trois années avant de réapparaître...Continue reading