Come to think of it, I might not be showing enough love to Camila Cabello in this segment; after all, she has an excellent track record as a pop star. I have been playing “My Oh My” — in fact, the whole of Romance — for a couple months now, and I was champing at...
There’s an undeniable beauty when a rapper, no matter his calibre, goes off and gets in the booth just to kick rhymes with abandon. That is the beauty that I’ve tried to showcase with this playlist. These might not be the featured artists’ best songs ever but them shits is hard.
The final season of HBO’s wildly successful series, Game of Thrones, is breaking all kinds of records and redefining fan engagement. A show of that magnitude would obviously spawn merchandise and other derivatives; the one that piqued my curiosity was the For The Throne album, essentially a collection of songs inspired by the series. The...Continue reading
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
This is the most compact I’ve gone since I started this. Again, the opening videos come from projects that I’ve enjoyed so much that I’m always eager to expand on. The debut album from Sam’s was a pleasant surprise as I’d never expected such depth, introspection and elaborate train of thought. BJ’s major label bow...Continue reading
I’ll admit that I’m quite fond of popular music in Spanish. (And understanding the language does help a lot.) Allow me to explain how we got here… Let’s go before the explosion of “Despacito” and the current heavy airplay latin America stars currently enjoy. We’re in the early aughts before reggaeton and bachata became global...Continue reading
It would be blasphemous to ignore the legendary Cypress Hill in the spectrum of West Coast Rap. Forever the pride of Latino Rap, a group of lethal MCs and incredible producers, Cypress Hill are at the source of a very unique and specific West Coast vibe… If you don’t know them, be ready to get...Continue reading
Once you cross the half century mark, it becomes easier to pull a Danny Glover and disparage the newer crop of artists you didn’t grow up listening to. With Hip-Hop and R&B, it’s even easier to shout eulogies to the genres. But good artists will always get your props no matter the era. And they’re...Continue reading
Probably the closest thing world music has to a National Football Coach. Khaled puts the best together, forms rosters and strikes on wax. Album after album, he has shown an ear for featurings and heavy produced bangers. He is not kidding when he says he is takin over… Enjoy
Welcome to my Sundays in Eindhoven. Trials, tribulations, growth, Love, excitement, darkness, friendship, it was easy to find it all back in the music then and now, creating a space in time that’s never ending and that never stops on giving. It’s a beautiful journey…