Album Review: D. Carter – Split Theory

D Carter makes a statement with his 2020 offering “Split Theory”, a sonic journey into the duality of the artist. Catchy, melodic hooks and relatable subject matter make this an easy project to digest. Some elite level AZ hip hop features (Sincerely Collins, iTsDub) add some punch to an already industry quality release. Standout tracks […]
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SlaveNameFlick

If you follow SlaveNameFlick, then you know he’s been steadily releasing new music over the last few months. His most recent track ‘Beyond Meh’ was dropped only a month ago and features the artist ‘gojifye’, as well as production from F1lthy. SlaveNameFlick’s bravado consists of mostly heavy trap anthems such as ‘Put Ya Mans On’ […]
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Capsule Hotel By: Schizo

Schizo is back with his latest track “Capsule Hotel”. Released only 4 days ago, the track features Lil Mik_e and has an accompanying video. This dream wave-meets-hip hop sound is nothing short of interesting and is sure to have you catching vibes every witch way. For those unfamiliar with Schizo, he is a Phoenix local known […]
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A Review of CRYPT By: Malicious China

Valley club records artist Malicious China has just released their new EP CRYPT, and its nothing short of something exciting.The tone of the album over all is unapologetically underground, and with coming from one of the largest underground labels that is based in Phoenix Arizona it’s no surprise that it’s doing so well already. This […]
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“Nirvana” Single Review

Pariah Pete(Like Mariah with a P) comes with the dope summer vibes on his syrupy banger “Nirvana”. Staggered samples and stuttered drums build a unique sound bed for Pete to zone out over. The track is crisp vocally, and contrasts well with the production. The subject matter traverses relatable topics of today’s youth. The sing […]
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“Afterdark” EP Review

Danny Kobayashi’s 2020 EP “Afterdark” opens with “Alone”, a sweeping, moody and melodic sip of sad boy vibes. The production value is high, the attention to detail is apparent in every song. At 5 songs running 15 min 16 sec, this EP goes with quality over quantity. Each song is a deep dive sonically and […]
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Album Review: Lil Seltrah – “Ending My Life One Day At A Time”

Lil Seltrah’s standout 2019 offering “Ending My Life One Day At A Time” returns in a physical limited edition CD. The title track serves as an impactful intro, and perfectly showcases how vulnerable and aggressive Lil Seltrah can be in the same breath. Seltrah fully embraces the Sad Boy vibes, and is able to serve […]
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Single Review: Suave-Ski – “Headphones”

Suave-Ski arrives with his 2020 single “Headphones” featuring Hayze. The beat has a crazy Wild West vibe with the sample, and some dope gritty drums to match. The 90’s vibes are heavy on this one, perfect music to roll a blunt and ride to. The vocal tones really compliment the instrumental and give you that […]
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Single Review: Slam Da Rula – Tony

Slam Da Rula brings his 2020 offering “Tony” to Spotify. The beat is easy to get into and Slam glides over the catchy loop with a voice full of melodic confidence. The subject matter is real and relatable, infused into the current wave of guitar driven production. Slam’s voice is thick with the weight of […]
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Album Review: Xdtdx – VVar Mu$ic

Xdtdx storms in with the cinematic opus “Vvar Mu$ic”. The intro brings us into a war zone, followed by the first song “$uicide Code” brings us directly into Xdtdx’s world, his guttural screams display a torrent of raging emotions. The production is appropriately dark and hypnotic. The scream tone is balanced with a deep, calmly […]
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