Rotate These Windy City Artists

If there is one fact few can deny, it's that Chicago's hip-hop scene is killing it at the moment. The city of course has been a mainstay for hip-hop's most prominent artists for several decades now, but the last five years have achieved new heights. The Windy City has always channeled hip-hop's inner soul, with Common Sense's … Continue reading Rotate These Windy City Artists

2015: The Year’s Most Rotated Joints

Finally.  As I belatedly promised on my last post, I wanted to share my top five albums of 2015.  It was a solid year, with a range of quality listens from Grande Marshall to Omen.  Did I fail to include some amazing mainstream gems, including To Pimp A Butterfly? Absolutely.  However, my year-end round-up aims … Continue reading 2015: The Year’s Most Rotated Joints

Summer 2015’s Best Listens Part 1: July Cranks Up The Heat

It is freakin' hot outside today.  It was hot out yesterday and it's going to be hot again tomorrow.  Shit, at this point it's been downright toasty for nearly two weeks.  Summer in New England is a roller coaster of weather, ranging from pleasantly cool evenings to oppressively humid afternoons that pave the way for massive thunderstorms. … Continue reading Summer 2015’s Best Listens Part 1: July Cranks Up The Heat

Spring 2015’s Best Listens

Like any drain that isn't frequently cleaned out with a powerful chemical agent, an unwelcome amount of sludge can start to amass over time.  Over the last few months, since I've dedicated valuable blog space to my rambling musings about life, featured guest posts about live shows/relevant topics, and shared farfetched perspectives on the ever changing … Continue reading Spring 2015’s Best Listens

In Steady Rotation Gets Live

The last few months have been a whirlwind of extensive traveling, workshops and networking, and other spontaneous adventures.  In the interest of continuing to answer all prospective experiential inquiries in the affirmative, I ended up seeing some pretty dope hip-hop performances from February through May.  The highlight was most certainly the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival in Hartford, … Continue reading In Steady Rotation Gets Live