Rap Songs of the Week: Jay-Z Resigns Himself to the Reality of Miley Cyrus Twerking

Jay-Z "Somewhereinamerica"This track has the hoppity-hop-honk horns of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" and the polite piano-plink-plonk of Kanye West's Adam Levine of Maroon 5 collaboration "Heard 'Em…
Brandon Soderberg / July 11, 2013

Rap Release(s) of the Week: Stalley and Zilla

Simon Reynolds' Retromania thesis — we've become weighed down by the past and as a result, the 2000s lacks its own signature sound — seems…
Brandon Soderberg / April 6, 2012

First Spin: Zilla’s ‘My Thoughts’

"I'm just thinkin' out loud," Huntsville, Alabama rapper Zilla admits on "My Thoughts," a roving, confessional song from his upcoming mixtape Zilla Shit 2. Over…
Brandon Soderberg / March 26, 2012