Hip Hop

Cousin Stizz delivers stylish hip-hop record "Trying To Find My Next Thrill"

Cousin Stizz deploys hypnotic beats to entrance listeners and lures them into a world crafted by his unquenchable thirst for glory. The Boston-based rapper is spinning his brand new record, Trying To Find My Next Thrill, a thirteen-track statement super-charged with punchy basslines, killer features, and honeyed R&B undertones. The beat of "Perfect" (feat. City Girls) slithers into the ears with menace as Cousin and City Girls spit a venomous romance that will paralyze you. The features continue to dazzle with "Toast 2 That" (feat. Freddie Gibbs), a bravado-spiced track that keeps the bars steady and the flow fueled-up, always ready to explode. Cousin Stizz is putting a rich R&B glaze over the captivating trap music that artists like Valee are championing in Chicago, creating a special brand that is uniquely his. The release of the new record has us anticipating New England show announcements this fall, fans will surely demand them. As we wait, we are streaming the booming album-opener “Meds” below. - Rene Cobar

   

Sex No Babies @ Cole's (9/6)

Sex No Babies is the experimental Hip Hop trio of Rahim Salaam (Vocals, Lyrics), Bento (Production, Vocals), and Matthew Gladly (Synth, Bass, Vocals). Last year they released their debut single “Bob Ross”, and returning this month with the first of three EP’s called “Scene One"

You can catch Sex No Babies at Cole’s on September 6th for a free show with Crown Larks and Sophagus. They will also be performing on September 17th at Empty Bottle with Little Church, Daymaker, and Shi La Rosa.

photo by lena jackson

   

New Track: "After Images" - Moor Mother

We recently shared a rad, new collaboration of Moor Mother with Zonal, the duo consists of God Flesh/Jesu's Justin K. Broadrick and electronic producer Kevin Martin (The Bug, King Midas Sound). The Philly genre-bending artist also just announced the release for Analog Fluids Of Sonic Black Holes. The solo follow-up to Fetish Bones is scheduled to arrive on November 8 via Don Giovanni Records. And with its lead single “After Images,” electronics and spiritual samples are tuned in as a bombarding, percussive beat announces its advent. Camae Ayewa's confident, commanding vocals serve as an urgent warning.

   

Kwote "List Worthy?"

Kwote (aka Edwin "Kwote1" Alvarez) of Tunnel Movement fame recently released a new album called “List Worthy?”. This is the first new music we have from Kwote since 2016’s “VENT”, and much needed statement from one of the city’s veterans.

The premise of the album and it’s title is asking the question is Kwote “List Worthy” as an emcee, and it is clear we should all reply with a resounding “Yes!”.

   

Matt Muse “Myself”

Matt Muse has released a video for the track “Myself (Philautia II)” from his recently released EP, Love & Nappyness, that finds himself literally spending time with himself.

Here is how Matt approached the video for one of our favorite tracks from his EP. “The concept of the video is basically me taking the time with Myself to take care of Myself. The version of myself who appears in the beginning is the regular me who needs to take time to work on my insecurities. The second Matt (with the visor and polo) represents the embodiment of the positive traits and characteristics that I struggle to address/big up when I'm down and having low self-esteem. The second Matt is spending the video teaching the regular Matt how to take care of himself (Myself). I directed the video and it was shot by Interwine Productions. I wanted the video to be really funny and fun to watch.”