It’s about to be a hot end of the summer for Stan Sono, as the singer preps a flurry of new releases (of which we previewed, so I’m not just sayin’ that…)
Anyway, he brings back a standout from earlier this year’s Infatuated for a new video release today. The crispy visuals feature some amazing drone shots in the desert and a few clips underwater — shouts to Rick Wayne. Sono looks boss with the beautiful counterpart to match, but you can see how their story unfolds by the end. This on the heels of Infatuated’s first single, “Rewind”, eclipsing 2M views and getting placed on MTV/BET Jams.
Lookin’ forward to more 🔥 in the weeks to come, but for now… 🚨🎥
The latest drop from upstart Chicago singer RXMN. Banks the Genius produces and co-writes for a dope, modern R&B vibe that I got in the rotation after just one listen.
After the jump, check out RXMN’s last two releases — “Tragic” and “Lemonhead”, the latter of which is a more uptempo, electronic production that really hits the vibe from beginning to end.
"Up and coming artists can learn from his grind. I witnessed it 6 years ago. Build a following organically on your own. If you have talent people will notice. Don't use where you came from and the negative bullshit as an excuse."
Pitchfork Day 3 (GWYL Recap)
Isaiah Rashad has a lot to prove as he returns for the second time for Pitchfork. With his album, The Sun’s Tirade, slowly climbing the the charts during its 2016 release, Rashad seemed eager to make an impression during the last day of the festival. His performance was sadly lackluster as he fumbles through words and missing music cues throughout his performance. Even during “RIP Kevin Miller”, his usual charismatic flows and energy dwindled as he acknowledged his off energy stage presence. Regardless, he shows love to his fans and interacts with them as he finishes his set.
Joey Purp + Solange 👉
Fun rewatch today, 5 years later as Logic and Julian On Da Radio come full circle and meet again in San Francisco, which they celebrated on Twitter this weekend.
It’s one of our most viral interviews ever and for good reason: substance.
(Remember, we been doin’ this too. Seriously one of our best interviews, videos, of all-time. — Sgt. Tibs)
Pitchfork: Day 2 (GWYL Recap)
The heat has come. With the temperatures slowly rising, day two of Pitchfork is packed and sweaty. However, the slow heat didn't stop the crowds as they slammed on free Lifeway popsicles and tried their hand at love at the OkCupid station. Regardless, best of luck to these couples in the next hour of their relationship timeline.
As the heat dwindles down, many gather around the Green Stage to see the legendary group, A Tribe Called Quest. With a release early this year, We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service, people are excited to see new and old material from these legends.
And legends they are.
50 Cent, Eminem, & Kat Dahlia “Gangsta (Mash-Up)”
Sometimes the Instagram Story feature can yield some good. Lol!
Discovered this mash-up by zooming through professional dunker Michael Purdie’s story, who linked to fellow dunker Jared Roth's page, who posted a series of dunks at Venice Beach set to this song (watch after the jump.)
With a comp nearby, I downloaded this pretty motivating mash-up of Kat Dahlia’s hit single (remember this one?) “Gangsta” to 50 & Em’s verses on Lloyd Banks’ “Warrior Pt. 2”. That whole mid 2000s era takes me back to peak Em & 50. This one has a modern edge to it and is instantly in the workout roto.