First Impressions Of Kaytraminé’s New Album, ‘Kaytraminé’

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Kaytranada and Aminé’s new album—aptly titled after their new duo moniker, Kaytraminé—is here. Although it was officially announced on April 4, this album is, according to Portland’s Aminé, “9 years in the making.” Still, it’s right on time. These two are no strangers. Their previous collaborations can be heard on 2015’s “La danse,” 2016’s “YeYe,” […]

Must-Listen: CA Christian Alexander “Right Back” Album Feat. Kiana V

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“Right Back” is an apt title for the debut album of record producer Christian Alexander aka CA. It serves as a redemption project of sorts for the Filipino-American, who contemplated retiring from music in 2022 after a string of ventures didn’t go as planned. “I was featured on PARADISE RISING’s semilucent 2 EP in 2021,” […]

Five Underrated Hip-Hop Albums You Should Listen To

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For his guest verse on Kanye West’s “So Appalled,” Jay-Z penned a prescient koan for artists and entertainers of the 21st century: “Would you rather be underpaid or overrated?” The riddle articulates the widely held suspicion that the truly talented stay broke while the mediocre make history. Still, in pieces like this, we bend the […]

Drake Teases Tour and 2023 Album

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In the midst of a performance that doubled as a career retrospective, Drake inserted a fleeting tease: he’s going on tour this year. Drizzy performed a reported 40+ song setlist at the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, spanning all seven solo albums, ranging from the biggest hits to rarely-performed tracks. Drake likened the concert as […]