Articles by: Erik Hopf

Travi$ Scott – “Don’t Play” Featuring Big Sean

Back in March, Travi$Scott was joined on stage by Big Sean during the G.O.O.D. Music Showcase at SXSW, where they dropped, what at the time was thought to be, a new track titled “1975.” For two months fans eagerly awaited an official release – a remastered studio …

Fresh Music: Nosaj Thing

The 28-year-old Los Angeles native Jason Chung, known to most of the world as producer Nosaj Thing, has been an integral component to southern California’s burgeoning synth-laden post-dance movement. For the unfamiliar, Chung’s music exists at the intersecting paths of rapidly evolving technology and digital music production, …

Busta Rhymes – “Thank You” | Featuring Q-Tip, Kanye West, and Lil’ Wayne

As A Tribe Called Quest performed one last time this past Saturday, opening for Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour at Madison Square Garden. And half way through “Scenario,” Busta Rhymes rushed onto the stage full of energy to say farewell to the crew that gave him his first …

Outkast To Reunite for 2014 Music Festival Season

It’s been a long time. A very long time since anyone has mentioned a potential Outkast reunion. And today is special, mostly due to the fact that for once the rumors have been confirmed. The Atlanta based duo will kick off the 2014 festival season reuniting in …

Classic Drug References Vol.1: Danny Brown – “Sweeney Song”

Now defunct rap blog Classic Drug References, written and curated by Sweeney Kovar, has been resurrected in the form of a limited run 500-unit 7″ box set and zine pairing. Classic Drug References Vol.1 is a collection of three 7″ singles, one of which is a brand …

Kenna – “Relations” | Featuring Childish Gambino

The last time Kenna made a splash in the music industry was with the release of Make Sure They See My Face way back in 2007. His critically successful sophomore album, produced in conjunction with the Neptunes, was a departure from the standard R&B offerings at the …

Kanye West – “Bound 2″ | Featuring Kim Kardashian

One thing we have all come to grips with is the unpredictability of Kanye West and his creative endeavors. Yesterday, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Mr. West premiered the video for “Bound 2″, a track appearing on his most recent release Yeezus. Things open innocently enough with …

Pusha T – “Hold On” | Featuring Rick Ross

We’ve had roughly a month to digest Pusha T‘s My Name is My Name, an album strikingly true in tone and theme to his Lord Willin’ debut as one half of Clipse in 2002. “Hold On” featuring Rick Ross, co-produced by Kanye West and