Hip Hop

Not Lovely "Keep Warm"

Experimental Jazz and Hip Hop group Not Lovely has released a new single called "Keep Warm". The sales of the single on bandcamp are going to support Brave Space Alliance.

This is the work of Joshua Virtue (Vocals), Jack Clements (Vocals), Michael Queenan (Guitar), Lyn Rye (Bass, Vocals), and Taylor Stevenson (Percussion, Production).

   

Ann Marie "Stress Relief"

Ann Marie has teamed up with fellow Chicagoan G Herbo on the new single single "Stress Relief". This is her second single of 2020, and both are leading up to a promised project releasing later this summer.

   

Tobi Lou "Lingo Starr"

Tobi Lou has released a new three-song EP called "Lingo Starr". The EP is accompanied by a Glassface directed video that cohesively weaves together the songs.

Lou has released a series of highly acclaimed singles over the last year including "Skin Care Tutorial 2020", "hot tub TIME Machine", "hot tub DREAM Machine", and "Waterboy".

   

Stewie Grey emerges with re-release record "Out The Shadows"

Stewie Grey (formerly Greyhound) is barking for your attention with the re-release of his debut record, Out The Shadows, under a new name, but with the same bite. The tracks that propelled the Massachusetts rapper to the forefront of the New England hip-hop scene are there, such as the melodic “Dreamin’” and the disjointed “Out The Gate.” The record collects the best tracks of the artist and helps to redefine his persona by analyzing his work under a new light. Stewie Grey states the following: “I feel like Greyhound represents the old me. Not the confident me, but the intimidated me. The beginning of my journey. It’s not memorable either. The world will remember me as ‘Stewie Grey.’” Stream the new record below for a second look at an established artist. - Rene Cobar, photo by Sam Conley

   

Brevin Kim mines sonic gems with dual single release "i need water / he doesn't love her"

At the frontlines of the human-machine merging that music is currently experiencing is Boston duo Brevin Kim (Cal and Bren Paulhus), and the group shares the experience with its dual single release “i need water / he doesn’t love her.” Each single ventures to a place that represents each faction wholly: “i need water” drones and pounds away, with a distorted vocal flow machine-like; “he doesn’t love her” encapsulates wounded humanity, and the embers of love fanned by an electric guitar riff so warm. Brevin Kim explores with the tools of today, a world where emotion and resonance are deep within, and there is a great deal to mine, which it does well. Stream the dual singles here for a pair of gems very much of this age. - Rene Cobar