Israel Daramola

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Earl Sweatshirt’s Some Rap Songs Makes the Deliberately Wrong Feel Right

On the cover of Some Rap Songs, the latest album from the enigmatic and reluctant rap star Earl Sweatshirt, there’s a shaky photograph of an…
Israel Daramola / December 5, 2018

Watch Wu-Tang Clan’s Tiny Desk Concert

Twenty-five years ago, Wu-Tang Clan emerged with their seminal debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), and since then they've been a steady and omnipresent force…
Israel Daramola / December 5, 2018

Ghostface Killah and Inspectah Deck’s Czarface Announce New Album, Release “Iron Claw”

The Wu-Tang musical universe continues to find new ways to expand, as Ghostface Killah teams up with Czarface---itself a mini-crew made up of fellow Wu…
Israel Daramola / December 4, 2018

Kanye West Will Appear on XXXTentacion’s New Album

Early last month, it was announced that a posthumous XXXTentacion album, entitled Skins, would be released on December 7. Today an official tracklist for the…
Israel Daramola / December 3, 2018

Ty Dolla $ign Continues His Hot Streak on Kaytranada’s “Nothin Like You”

Kaytranada's blend of funk, hip-hop, and house has earned him adoration in both the worlds of R&B and electronic music, though the result can be pretty…
Israel Daramola / November 30, 2018

Video: Travis Scott – “Yosemite” (ft. Gunna)

Travis Scott has seemingly turned his concert tour stage into a roller coaster ride this year, and now he's showing off his own full theme park…
Israel Daramola / November 30, 2018

Gucci Mane – “Bipolar” (ft. Quavo)

Gucci Mane has released "Bipolar," which features an appearance from Quavo and will be on Gucci's forthcoming album Evil Genius. The brooding, murky record features both rappers…
Israel Daramola / November 30, 2018

Skrillex Remixes Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode”

From the moment you heard Travis Scott and Drake's gnarly collaboration record "Sicko Mode" off of Scott's recent album, the well-received Astroworld, you more than…
Israel Daramola / November 28, 2018

Listen to Mac Miller’s Billy Preston Cover

In the lead-up to Mac Miller's final album before his death in September, critics and fans noted the rapper's evolution as an artist, melding more jazz and soul…
Israel Daramola / November 28, 2018

Meek Mill Tried To Talk Kanye West Out of His White House Visit

As Meek Mill readies the release of Championships, his first studio album since his high-profile release from prison this past April, he's making the press rounds to discuss…
Israel Daramola / November 27, 2018

Watch the New Trailer for the Springsteen on Broadway Netflix Special

In July, Bruce Springsteen announced he would be bringing his intimate Tony-winning Broadway show Springsteen on Broadway to Netflix on December 16. Today, Bruce shares the trailer for the…
Israel Daramola / November 27, 2018

Video: Sharon Van Etten – “Jupiter 4″

Sharon Van Etten will ring in 2019 with her first new album in nearly five years, but in the meantime she has unveiled a dark…
Israel Daramola / November 27, 2018

Stream Black Thought’s New EP Streams of Thought, Vol. 2

In June, The Roots’ Black Thought released a solo "debut EP," Streams of Thought, Vol. 1.  The project was produced by 9th Wonder and The Soul Council, and was billed as the…
Israel Daramola / November 26, 2018

Watch Boygenius Cover the Dixie Chicks in Concert

Indie rock super trio Boygenius—comprised of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus—are finishing up their North American tour this week, behind their excellent new self-titled EP. They apparently…
Israel Daramola / November 26, 2018

Iceage – “Broken Hours”

Danish post-punk rockers Iceage have released a new one-off single, the bleak "Broken Hours." The sprawling atmospheric record combines a noisy, raucous performance with an…
Israel Daramola / November 26, 2018

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