Hip Hop

Pomagranite explores the future in new record "Supply"

Alternative hip-hop has always been the main artery supplying the life of mainstream rap trends. So, if you are to look into the future, you may wish to appreciate Boston/NH rap group Pomagranite whose new record Supply has something refreshing and addicting in each track. The use of smooth-sinister electric guitar riffs in tracks like “Too Much” and “Linens” draw attention to pulsing drums and festive flows that combine bravado with street class. “Look at You” leans on R&B, but its cool hip-hop retains its grit and danger, using the collective performance as an unpredictable variable hard to resist. Pomagranite has a record to be proud of and a piece of knowledge about where hip-hop is going: the collective, and the experimental. - Rene Cobar

   

Mike Dubb is wacky-good in new single "Regular"

Some tracks just cannot be denied, and that is the case with Mike Dubb’s latest effort “Regular.” The new song, and accompanying visual, are wacky-good with a beat that is hard to resist and anime-style graphics that take the Boston-based artist from our reality into his own. It is in the fierce verses of the song where Dubb’s skill is showcased, flowing with a combination of fun and fury that is contagious as can be. “Regular” is short and sweet; the song makes a hard statement that this is a dude you want to keep an eye on. Stream “Regular” below for an unexpected but sick weekend firestarter, it will carry you through. - Rene Cobar 

   

Jyroscope "Working On A Solution"

Hip Hop group Jyroscope is back with a new single called "Working On A Solution". This is the first new music from the trio of I.B. Fokuz, Collasoul Structure and DJ Seanile since 2019's "Mute".

For this track they enlisted past collaborator Malakh EL and invoke the reality that we all are working on something.

   

Otto Green

Otto Rollo has teamed up with Oakland's Green Like Copper to create a duo called Otto Green and a new album called Smiling Dog. This is a blend of downtempo Hip Hop, ambient, and chillwave and a really calming presences for those days that are anything but calm.

   

Handsome Naked "Hat/No Hat"

Comedic music group Handsome Naked has released their latest video, "Hat/No Hat". This is a fun zoom-based concept clearly inspired by the craziness of constantly being on conference calls.

This is the work of Eric Oren, Chucho Pérez, and Brad Kemp.