Rising Dublin rapper RUNOFFBROKE is back with his fifth single of the year – but it’s not what you’d expect. That’s because this time, RUNOFFBROKE is all loved up, kinda. On, “Wish You Knew”, RUNOFFBROKE oozes confidence and delivers his usual effortless flow. This time however, he does so against a beat that combines influences of afrobeat, dancehall, and deephouse, while detailing “A toxic relationship … Continue reading RUNOFFBROKE: Wish You Knew
I make no qualms about it, I know nothing about rap. I don’t really seek it out either. However, that doesn’t mean that the odd artist or album doesn’t squeeze into my weekly listen (Kevin Federline, Dee Dee King)… This week it’s RUNOFFBROKE. The Dublin native recently returned from two years in Berlin where he recorded and performed extensively. So far this year he’s been … Continue reading Time to catch up with RUNOFFBROKE?
‘ye’ is the latest release from Kanye West. I didn’t have much interest in his last two records but I do like this one. Sure, it’s still West calling himself a “superhero” but he also discusses drugs and his mental health issues. All to the sound of his often brash, often rough beats. ‘ye’debuted at No.1 in the US and you’ve probably heard the single … Continue reading Kanye West-ye
Alright. I might be inviting ridicule for this one but whatever. I listened through A$AP Rocky’s latest record, ‘Testing’ on the 25th, when it came out, and I’m finding it hard to understand. It’s his third studio record and to date, his most audacious. However, being bold doesn’t always work. For the record, I loved ‘Long. Live. A$AP’ and I thought ‘At. Long. Last. A$AP‘ … Continue reading A$AP Rocky-Testing
Every now and then an artist or group gets in touch with me on the ole Social Media to check out their music! It’s very rare but it’s cool when they do because it gives me a chance to hear new music and ask them a few questions. These artists are usually Irish, but not the one I want to talk about today. I’m also … Continue reading Eye-C-E.
‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late‘ is the fourth mixtape by Drake. We all know who Drake is in 2017 but it was this record that brought him to my attention in 2015. I hadn’t been a fan of his previous records apart from a few tracks, but when I heard ‘Energy’, the second single released from ‘If You’re…’ I started to take him … Continue reading Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Possibly my favourite track from Logic’s debut ‘Under Pressure’. A well told story of violence, drugs and everyday struggles in his neighborhood, done in a flow only he can do. Check it out. Continue reading TOTW – Logic – Gang Related
Now that Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN‘ has had time to settle in, I think it’s time for a review. I’ve been a big fan of Lamar for about 3 years, some time after the release of ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’. I stumbled across him in a (hipster) coffee shop in Vancouver where his music was blaring and all the male barista’s had a mustache. ‘Good … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar- DAMN
‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ is the second album from The Weeknd. I hadn’t heard of him until I was in Canada, so he kind of came out of nowhere for me. I think he was pretty well known before this release though in Canada and the US, but as we all know he blew up worldwide following the release of ‘Can’t Feel My Face’. Well … Continue reading The Weeknd- Beauty Behind The Madness
Yep, I’m that white guy, the same as those in Instagram videos with people dancing around to Future’s ‘Mask Off’. I’m listening to some of Americas newest and roughest rappers in the likes of Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky and here, Earl Sweatshirt, not because I can relate to it but because it sounds so God damn good, and the stories some of them tell are … Continue reading Earl Sweatshirt-Doris