A$AP Mob emerge once again for another feature-filled free-for-all.
The second album by the New Orleans singer, songwriter and rapper.
From a barf-soaked bed in Iowa City, the Rhymesayers rapper told us about the game-changing methods behind his latest record & his feelings about Macklemore.
Rappers gone wild as Rick Ross, Chris Brown and even R&B hipster-bait Frank Ocean come to blows, PLUS the deets you need for the essential parties, DJ nights and other hip hop happenings in the city this week.
Our critics present their year-end Top 10 Albums lists.
There’s a fine line between being enjoyably quirky and just being too smart for your own good, and 2012 Mercury Music Prize shortlisters Alt-J straddle that line without ever consistently sitting in either camp. They’re occasionally sublime, often a little too twee, but it’s the risk you run when you dabble in music big on restrained tension and light on carnal energy.
A few weeks back, a buddy commented “What is a Frank Ocean?” on my FB page. “An incredibly honest body of water,” was the instantaneous quip from another friend. Ocean, the fantastically gifted, soul-crooning Odd Futurist (group elder of the West Coast rap Rat Pack at 23) had been confirmed for his July 29 appearance at Club Soda only moments earlier.