Is Mass Appeal Records the new home for socially conscious hip-hop with commercial appeal? Between this and that amazing Nas x Erykah Badu track, “This Bitter Land” from The Land soundtrack, it certainly seems so.
A little late on this one. Truth be told, the blog’s been in slow motion while a new generation of rappers (cf. Desiigner, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Rae Sremmurd etc.) have risen to prominence. Y’all digging the new school?
Latest single by Long Island Golden Era legends, De La Soul with indie alternative darlings, Little Dragon. Brilliant. Looking forward to hearing their new The Anonymous Nobody album dropping August 26 that it comes from. It’ll be De La’s first album since Grind Date to be released for digital and streaming. Only thing sadder than the fact that the core catalog one of the greatest groups in all, not just hip-hop, music is inaccessible is knowing that the release of this new album means summer is really drawing to a close already!
Previously on The Kitchen:
– [MP3] Listen to a Rare Unreleased 1991 Track by De La Soul – Sho Nuff
Long been a support of Roger‘s music and, luckily for him, music as a whole has kind of come around to what he’s been doing now for the past few years now (as I explain HERE). This is his latest single which you can also play on Spotify if that is your preferred music discovery platform of choice (or purchase via iTunes if that is). “f o r e v e r” is from the Future/Love EP which dropped back in February and can be heard in full HERE.