Sage - The Terra God

Sage, The 64th Wonder – The Terra God (Prod Leyone Tracks)


Chicago’s Sage, The 64th Wonder is obscure, eclectic, and maybe even innovative. I fuck with his music heavy, but in all honestly I just can’t keep up with him. His last project was a whopping 17-tracks long, each of which focused on content I think I’ll never be able to fully comprehend. Drawing from a variety

Know

88 Vibes – Know [Video]


Poet turned hip hopper 88 Vibes drops the most mellow of tracks titled “Know.” As someone focused primarily on words and their interactions, things like production and flow take a back seat to lyricism. That said, the minimalist aesthetic is effective and comes off as a conscious choice. To match the stripped down backing, the rhyme scheme sounds rather

Purpl Kael – De’Bocheree [Video]


After you turn 21, birthdays become less of a celebration and more a reminder of your mortality. What’s a twenty-something to do? Young enough to get away with living recklessly and old enough to fund the debauchery in full. Such a lifestyle is surely unsustainable, but isn’t that the point? LA-based artist Purpl Kael describes her debut

Fifth Night on The Block

Cassius Tae – Fifth Night on The Block (Prod Canis Major) [Video]


Chicago’s Cassius Tae is a force. The first I heard from him was “Can’t Get Close,” a series of heart-on-the-sleeve admissions culminating in a question asked in desperation: is it too late to establish a positive relationship with God? The listener essentially assumes the role of priest on the receiving end of Tae’s version of a catholic confession

Maxx Brown f Jae Tip – A Day In The Life (Prod Rhakim Ali)


After a clip aptly introduces Maxx Brown as a Vince Staples look-a-like, well-intentioned production from Rhakim Ali segues us into a music video for “A Day In The Life.” The relaxing backing is matched by a measured flow and matter of fact lyrics aimed at imitating the reality of being a struggling hip hopper. As such,