hip hop

If His Albums Were the Blueprint, Consider this the Drafting Table

Decoded by Jay-Z

Hip-hop may not be for everyone, but that hasn’t stopped Jay-Z from becoming a household name. Though his rise to fame stems through rapping, Mr. “I’m not a business-man. I’m a business…man” has earned praise from plenty of those outside the game, including Warren Buffet. So when a mind like that puts its attention towards...

Quick Mix: The Knux, Oceanlab, Tommy Sparks, Basement Jaxx, and Delphic

Electronica is a vague term on purpose. While you might hear all manner of bucket defining name tags thrown around like: “House”, “Trance”, “Electro”, “Electro Pop”, “Deep House”, “Dark House”, “Experimental”, “Trip Hop”, “Ambient”, etc… the reality is that just about every genre of music now a days is dabbling the computer driven back room...

N.E.R.D. | Seeing Sounds

The Neptunes consist of Grammy Award winning producers and songwriters Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, but the N.E.R.D. tri-fecta consists of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and longtime friend Shae Haley. ‘Seeing Sounds’ is an intense mash-up of hip-hop beats, rock riffs, rumbling crunk rhythms and soul music. This diversity of sound is what N.E.R.D. is...