Is Tyler, The Creator’s ‘IGOR’ Really That Good?

In short, yes, but contrary to popular opinion, I don’t find that it is his most accessible album. IGOR is an infinitely layered album of hazy vocals, disarming lyricism, and adventurous production. This is an album that demands care and attention during the initial listening period. It’s a summery record, not in the way of…

The New Solange Album Isn’t for Everybody. And That’s Okay.

Last Friday (Mar. 1), Solange released her fourth full-length album, When I Get Home. Leading up to the record’s release, Solange released snippets of music and visuals on the social media site Black Planet. Each new picture or gif heightened everyone’s anticipation for Solange’s new album. Her last record, 2016’s A Seat at the Table, was a Grammy-winning masterpiece that debuted at…

Gosha Guppy & Friends Impress With First Live Show

“Posted up, p-posted up in Wonderland,” Gosha Guppy chanted, and that we were. Tuesday night, June 5, Gosha Guppy headlined his first official gig at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Gosha Guppy, a rising Brooklyn rapper, performed to a crowd of about 110 people on a starkly bare stage illuminated with stunning red lights. Gosha…

The Top 10 Blackest Moments of Beychella

Beyoncé set the Earth on fire with her instantly legendary Coachella set. Let’s break down the biggest and best odes to black culture throughout the performance.   1. HBCUs Get Major Love The stunning two-hour spectacle paid homage to HBCU culture. For those unfamiliar with the term, HBCU stands for “historically black colleges and universities.”…

The Top 25 Singles 2017

2017 has been a great year for music and the rate of diversity of the tracks that penetrated the mainstream was admirable. Here we’ll list the top 25 tracks of the year, feel free to tear it apart! In order to be eligible for this list, the track must have been released as an official…