Lord Pretty Flacko, better known as A$AP Rocky, has been quiet the last few years, but he certainly has not been inactive.
It’s been a year since Eminem’s last album, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” was released. It’s been 10 years, however, since his last well-received album, “Encore,” dropped, and eight years since his label, Shady Records, issued a collaborative release, titled “Eminem Presents: The Re-Up.”
Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell, an electronic duo from Sydney, teamed up this year to create their first LP as Flight Facilities, "Down To Earth," which combines old tracks with new material for a delicious listening experience.
The pair is known for their perfectionist attitude — most singles are created and refined for at least 11 months before release.
West Coast music producer Steven Ellison, better known as Flying Lotus, merges jazz, electronic and hip-hop to create one of the most unique sounds in the intelligent dance music world.
The past two years have been great for Grey Gordon fans ? and perhaps even better for Grey Gordon.
The Indiana indie-rocker released his first EP on No Sleep Records ? “Still At Home Here” ? early last year.
Sean “Slug” Daley and Derek “Spawn” Turner began performing together in high school, acting as a rap duo until 1989, when they were introduced to producer Anthony “Ant” Davis.
Summer is a magical time. Regardless of our exam results, we all deserve to celebrate the season. And what better way to celebrate than with awesome music for our favorite cliché activities?
1) Driving around with your windows down (alone, like a badass)
Whether its driving to the beach or just on the way to work, we all have times when we want to roll the windows down and blast our music.
Of the three albums released by rapper Grieves, “Together/Apart,” released in 2011, was indisputably the most notable.
Fans of William Fitzsimmons tend to be fans of the classic singer-songwriter stereotype. They keep coming back for soft melodies and intimate lyrics — two things Fitzsimmons delivers every time. It’s obvious he felt no need to change his recipe on his newest LP, “Lions.” If you came for more of the old, you came to the right place — though if you expected anything unique, I suggest looking elsewhere.
Though 2012 is not typically remembered as one of rock’s greatest years, that doesn’t diminish the significance of having one’s record being named the year’s best by the Wall Street Journal. Powerful beyond this accolade, “A Church that Fits Our Needs,” the second LP from indie-folk band Lost in the Trees, made waves with fans and critics alike through its unique arrangements and haunting lyrics.
As most season finales do, the end of “House of Cards” left viewers — myself included — at somewhat of a loss.