The Pharcyde: On the DL

I have never listened or even heard of The Pharcyde before this week. This alternative hip hop group came across my attention while at work. Their song “Passing Me By” came on the radio and I didn’t know that the song had been sampled by Joe back in the 2000s. I bought their first album…

Common: Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World)

Common has always been an underrated rapper. His laidback and soulful lyrics have never catapulted him to the heights of mainstream hip hop. He reflects on black culture and love with deep understanding and tries to relay a positive message. I first REALLY listened to Common back in 2007 with his sophomore album “Resurrection”; I…

PUP: DVP (live)

For the past year and a half I have felt a complete void in the punk rock scene. I am an avid pop punk/punk fan and have been searching for bands that are continuing that sound in the face of unpopularity and being forgotten. Where pop punk once dominated the radio and the charts it…