David Toop on Björk, birdsong and being ripped off in The Road

Björk’s new album Utopia is threaded with samples recordings by English author and sonic experimenter David Toop. What’s his relationship with the Icelandic icon’s work, how did his 1980 album Hekura – one  Björk’s favorites – come to be, and what’s his own vision utopia? Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy finds out. David Toop had an odd experiencing watching the… Read More »

Björk's constellation in the clouds

Her new album Utopia imagines a better world, while our own plunges into darkness. Why? Because nihilism is not going to save the planet, a fired-up Björk tells Al Horner in a conversation also spanning nights in New York with the Wu-Tang Clan, self-care canal walks in London, a near-collaboration with Jay Z and her… Read More »

Beyonce Is Coming For Your Holiday Coins

If you’re wondering what you should get the BeyHive member in your family for Christmas, Beyonce has got you covered. The singer has released her holiday collection her website Beyonce.com and she’s got plenty items in her shop for the Stan at heart. Items in Beyonce’s holiday collection include Christmas tree ornaments, wrapping paper, ugly… Read More »

Dave East – Phone Jumping Ft. Wiz Khalifa

Dave East unleashes the trippy visuals for his Wiz Khalifa assisted single, “Phone Jumping.” Flashing lights, shaky camera movements and rapper antics fill the latest video from the Harlem rapper. The single, if you recall, is a cut f Dave’s “Paranoia: A True Story, that is defined by hard hitting 808’s and a slightly haunting… Read More »

Broodie – Statement

Richmond VA’s, Broodie, is making his name known and presence felt. After getting caught up in a case down in Richmond, Broodie met Kodak Black who inspired the young rapper to pursue Hip Hop. This year, alone, Broodie released his first mixtape under his independent label, StainGangRecords. Today, he unveils the visuals for his single,… Read More »

Bambino Gold – Street Life

Our hearts are still heavy after recent reports that Bambino Gold and his cousin, Skooly Wit Da Tooly were found dead in Alabama last week. Gold leaves behind a large amount unreleased music and we expect for most it to be released soon. And today, Traps N Trunks dropped this new song “Street Life” where… Read More »

Gandhi Ali – Trap Blues

Gandhi Ali is an up and coming artist from the DMV that has been making waves in the indie music scene on the East Coast for some time. Deriving inspiration from legends rap, Ali has released Trap Blues the four track mixtape with no features over industry beats. On Trap Blues, Ali’s first single “Icy”… Read More »