So I finally got around to listening to Chance the Rapper and I am impressed. His music is scatterbrained and completely abstract but also interesting. One of the best tracks from his album “Acid Rap” is ‘Paranoia’ which is a downtempo track that shows a different side to the Chicago rapper.
Tweet I recently discovered Bay Faction, a great young band from Boston. The band has been classified as both indie rock and emo, but has a sound that is completely their own. The music features predominately jazz chords and introspective lyrics from vocalist/guitarist James McDermott. Their self-titled debut album has become a guilty pleasure of mine […]
Tweet Vince Staples mixtape “Stolen Youth” which was produced by Larry Fisherman a.k.a. Mac Miller shows the young rappers stepping up to the plate. Vince delves into a variety of topics such as his father’s addiction, senseless violence and striving for more. Mac Miller’s production for the album is quite impressive with gloomy and atmospheric […]
Tweet Chet Baker has always been one of my favorite jazz musicians. His relaxed and melancholy music instantly puts your restless spirit at ease. His trumpet playing is only matched by his wistful vocals that have produced critically acclaimed albums. “Summertime” is a great cover by Baker. Just as John Coltrane and Paul Desmond have […]