Review: “Planets” by Stratøs

Written by Joana Meurkens Stratøs’ debut album brings us into the colorful and vast musical mind of the Michigan based composer, saxophonist and producer. Produced entirely by himself, the record is a clear labor of love, with a variety of collaborators and features elevating the record to new dimensions. Living in the realm of modern … Read moreReview: “Planets” by Stratøs

Computers for the Hood (Album Review)

iNTeLL, mastermind behind 2ND GENERATION WU, son of Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God, and carrier of the legendary hip hop collective’s creative torch, ponders an important philosophical and theoretical question with producer DLP on his new album Computers For The Hood (out independently on June 9, 2021). “What could a young mind in the hood do with … Read moreComputers for the Hood (Album Review)

Review: I Was Wrong About Kissland & I’m Sorry by Tayo Omisore

As a man, I am often wrong about a lot of things. As a yoruba man with an aries placement, I am frequently LOUD and wrong about a lot of things. It is a blessing and nuisance, but I am willing and open to reconsideration, 7 out of the 10 times.  Look, nobody had it … Read moreReview: I Was Wrong About Kissland & I’m Sorry by Tayo Omisore

Review: “The Liz Tape” by Armani Caesar

BY: Max Strom Released: September 18th (Griselda Records) Genre: East Coast Rap Grade: B Plus Armani Caesar showed up on Westside Gunn’s “Lil Cease” last July and ran mafioso rap’s last, best hope right off his own track and left me dumbfounded. Capitalizing on the momentum of her standout feature, Armani Caesar makes her case … Read moreReview: “The Liz Tape” by Armani Caesar

Review: “Pursuit Of” By Cisco Swank & Tobias Kelly

BY: JOANA MEURKENS Francisco Haye, or better known as Cisco Swank has welcomed his first album “Pursuit Of” into this ever changing music scene. Cisco is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, rapper, and producer born and raised in Brooklyn. Cisco’s work is unique in his ability to present beautifully personal lyrics, incredible instrumentals, as well as deliver … Read moreReview: “Pursuit Of” By Cisco Swank & Tobias Kelly

Review: “White is the Color of Death” by Tina Panic Noise

BY: J.B. Stone Last summer, I headed on over to what would be my third or fourth house show for one of my favorite bands, Tina Panic Noise. A band which has truly helped reignite the punk scene, but has also lifted the voices of the ever-growing LGBTQIA+ community here in Buffalo, NY. I was … Read moreReview: “White is the Color of Death” by Tina Panic Noise