Watch Now: Jobo – Black and Proud.
Another day, another victim of a systematically racist society. Another victim of police brutality and excessive, unnecessary violence. And it’s a big f**k you to anyone who still sits in denial about what’s actually taking place in the streets, in the law and in every damn facet of the world we live in.
Listen Now: Megan Vice & Fake Money – My Way (DEMO)
Dude. There is so much life in these vocals! Let’s raise a glass to turning a broken spirit into something so wonderfully engaging. Megan Vice continues to liberate unreleased music from the vault, shining a light on the self-depreciating cycle of an artist being their own harshest critic.
Watch Now: UMI – Mother [prod. Yakob, Fwd & LosHendrix]
There is something so comforting about the vocal presence of UMI, who has continued to shine with each new record she shares with the world. Her soft yet powerful voice couples with the intention of her delivery, resulting in a warm sonic embrace every time she graces a track.
Watch Now: Sam Lachow – Fifteen Pennies (feat. Camila Recchio & Elan Wright) [prod. Jake Crocker]
The timing of “Fifteen Pennies” is eerily perfect. And the music? Well, the music is fucking beautiful. Perhaps I’m caught up in this moment in time and in the newness of the record, but “Fifteen Pennies” feels like one of the best, most complete records Sam Lachow has shared with the world.
Watch Now: Joey Batts – Thankful [prod. blckwndr]
“Thankful” is the energy I hope we can all carry with us throughout 2020 and beyond. There’s something truly magical and medicinal about finding gratitude within each step of your journey here in the physical – in recognizing the beauty behind the madness, confusion and ego that so often surrounds us on a daily basis.
Hxppy Thxxghts: Supporting Your Artist Friends
Chances are you have a friend who makes music – or, for that matter, art of any kind. It’s 2020. By now, you’re fully aware of how difficult it is for artists to find proper compensation from the growing number of streaming platforms available.
Watch Now: Nahko – Slow Down (Sugarshack Sessions)
Man, there is nothing like some good medicine music to help cleanse your spirit and welcome in the New Year. And who better to offer up a prayer and drop some powerful prose than Nahko, the lead singer of Medicine For The People.