For Those Who Care

A U S T E N x kung pao – For Those Who Care

I’ve had For Those Who Care on my To-Post list for a while but have been off my game lately, so my apologies. The beat tape is a collaboration between near-Chicago hip hoppers A U S T E N and kung pao. It is labeled an EP but I consider it a beat tape as it’s all

Killer Bee - Otaku

Killer Bee – Otaku

I’ve been sitting on this write-up for a while. It was written by our resident beatsmith Deci Daze a couple weeks ago, back when Killer Bee’s Otaku was still fresh. After he shared his thoughts, he looked to see what others had to say. Among the many posts, he found an Earmilk article in which blogger

Dan Dillinger - Skinwalker

Dan Dillinger – Skinwalker

Brooklyn’s Dan Dillinger releases a seven track EP titled Skinwalker. Interestingly, he labels it an EP because, while he believes the tracks have a certain degree of sonic cohesion, it didn’t have enough of a thematic thread to call it a proper album. This is telling of the type of emcee Dillinger is as he remains



Nomadic Bloggers is a relatively new blog still in search of a niche. One potential focus we had in mind was writing about Rochester rap, as it is NB’s hometown. Sadly, such a goal is easier said than done as Roc hip hop is all but nonexistent. And finding music worthy of posting from such

Dread - Keys N Curls

Dread – Keys N Curls

Keys N Curls is lo-fi-lover Dread’s debut beat tape. He handled the creative process front to back save the cover art, which Chester Watson was kind enough to craft after hearing the project. As with most all lo-fi, the project is built around vinyl samples. Dread’s collection reportedly includes anything he can get his hands

NoFace, Rapper - Wintercoat

NoFace, Rapper – Winter Coat

NoFace, Rapper releases the Wintercoat EP as part of his plan to put Virginia hip hop on the map. It’s a respectable goal considering most creatives abandon their city in search of one with more opportunities. That said only time will tell if he sticks it out. While on the EP’s title track NoFace delivers the lines “Introspective

HAHYEEM - Silence

HAHYEEM – Silence

Bronx hip hopper HAHYEEM drops his debut project Silence. Composed of six tracks and a skit, the project features exclusively boom bap production. What I enjoy most are the honest, autobiographical details delivered in the lyrics. It’s not falsely braggadocios as so much hip hop is. Instead, we get a series of rather dejected, self-conscious admissions about

Killer Kane - Vol 1

Killer Kane – Vol. 1

I have been avoiding writing up instrumental submissions because, frankly, I am not as familiar with the accompanying jargon used in analysis. That said, our resident producer/writer is currently consumed with the resurgence of classes so my words will have to do. As this collection is short and sweet itself, I will mirror that format. No

Cameron Butler - Out The Ashes

Cameron Bulter – Out The Ashes

Cameron Butler is one of the first artists I ever wrote about. I have since fallen off from covering him for no real reason other than feeling some ill-conceived pressure to post those that frequent my inbox. And while I love finding new people through submissions, I resent that they take me away from covering

3 AM In Banner Elk

Charles DaBeast – 3AM In Banner Elk

Charles DaBeast released his first album, Patience, in 2015. The production is largely sample-based and the verses are methodically written out. We get more verse than hook. But that was in high school. Since then, he has been recruited to play soccer at the collegiate level, torn his ACL, transferred, recovered, and is now in talks with