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Black Milk, “Perfected on Puritan Ave.”Nostalgic bells, an expanding and contracting drone reminiscent of the THX soundcheck, and a few tricks from the orchestrated pop playbook of Philly-soul icon Thom… More »


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Hot Sugar (producer Nick Koenig) first popped up on my radar when he contributed the foggy, tone-setting opening rap track “Sleep” to the Roots’ excellent and severely underrated undun last year. More »


“It’s just rap music,” says Mike Perry, one half of the Chicago production duo Supreme Cuts. But their Chrome Lips mixtape collab with 16-year-old Barabadian hip-hop wunderkind Haleek Maul, outMore »


Lovesickness, as any teenager knows, can sometimes really feel like you’re getting sick, leaving a nauseating pit in your stomach. Barbadian rapper Haleek Maul is close enough to adolescence to… More »


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Because it makes for some nice PR copy, the relative youth of an MC has become something of a big deal. But all the excitement over teenaged rappers that act… More »


Haleek Maul, ‘Oxyconteen’ (Merok Records)

Barbadian teen with hella hip credentials navigates sinewy subgenres; like A$AP Rocky with something to say. … More »


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