Tom Delonge has always been my favorite member of Blink 182. His ridiculous humor and guitar playing makes me listen to everything he does. Box Car Racer was a side project that featured Tom and Travis Barker with a focus on post-hardcore and pop punk. “I Feel So” from their self-titled album. Check it out above.
Young Thug seems to be getting only better and better with each new mixtape he drops. “Slime Season 3” is his best work to date with its few songs that deliver so much that we have come to expect from Thugga. “Drippin” is the best track on the mixtape with its pounding beat and Thugga’s new flow. Check it out above.
Alkaline Trio have always been a favorite of mine. Their music may not be as popular as Blink 182 but they have proven themselves time and again. “Calling All Skeletons” is one of their most catchiest songs. Check it out above.
Today the world was hit with the terrible news that Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest has passed away. This gifted MC helped to bring hip hop to a large audience; domestic and abroad. He will be missed by many. In memory of Phife Dawg check out this jazz- tinged track “The Chase Pt. 2” that showcases Phife’s amazing flow.
I do believe that The Story So Far’s self-titled album is one of my favorite records of 2015 with its catchy and loud songs. The record reminded me why I still like pop punk and always will. “Mock” is one of the best tracks from the album with vocalist Parker Cannon shouting out his displeasure with himself and his inability to get over a former lover. Check it out.
A Tribe Called Quest always puts me in a relaxed state of mind especially after a long day. Their jazz rap style completely sedates and inspires me to work on my own music. “Busta’s Lament” features J. Dilla production that creates a soulful and jazz filled vibe. Check it out above.
I am a huge fan of post-punk music and when I discovered Russian band Motorama a few years ago I make sure to keep track of whatever they are doing. Every so often I check out this live performance of the band and thought I would share it on this website. Check it out.
The All American Rejects were very popular when I was in my late teens and me and my friends learned to play their music in our own band. “Gives You Hell” is an infectious song that still has me listening to it every so often. Check it out above.