Injury reserve is a hip-hop trio that thrives on grimy, industrial sounds and hard-hitting, ferocious flow
Rationale's voice is truly unique and difficult to describe. It's something you may have heard before, but in a completely different context, decades ago, perhaps
Refs, a.k.a. Zachary Lipkins, is an electro-pop artist who has sprung up over the past few years with a handful of soulful singles
Aside from the features by Nelly Furtado and acclaimed saxophonist Kenneth Whalum, what will set this new album apart and resonate most with a broader audience is the politically- and socially-conscious subject matter.
Sometimes discovering artists on Youtube is doubly rewarding when you stumble upon a fashion icon in the making who also happens to make catchy, soulful music.
At times on this album he reminds me of a classic crooner from the 40s before he smoothly switches gears to a trademark sound he is developing that I like to call 'smooth grunge.'
It seems that the veteran hip-hop group based out of Kentucky has been toying with their fans over the past few months releasing two EPs and just as quickly taking them down from their Bandcamp website.