ICYMI: second single from The Weeknd‘s forthcoming Starboy album dropping Nov. 25. Ya dig??
I was raving on Twitter earlier about how good the new album 1992 by Compton rapper, The Game was. I know people have their issues with him but he’s always been one of our favorites. From the Doggystyle-inspired artwork on in, this love letter to ’92 era LA is super solid. Don’t sleep!
The videos for “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch the Hair” from Solange Knowles‘ surprise (?) #1 album, A Seat At the Table are fantastic as is the album. But you know the Kitchen was already knowing from the get!
The just-released, new Northen Lights album is great: a nice mix of crossover EDM, dubstep, hip-hop, old school drum n bass, UK grime, au courant indie-electronic pop and more. Nice to see how this Toronto-based duo continues to evolve with their sound and music . Here go two tracks from the album featuring Pusha T, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Jadakiss and Styles P of The Lox. Ya dig??
We’re big fans of local Toronto MC, Tona. His last album, Carpe Diem was fantastic and his latest album, The Ivy League which just dropped is just as good, if not better! This track, “Red Eye” the single and video from the new album is straight flames and the thing that surprised me the most, it’s produced by another Kitchen fave, Slakah the Beatchild. Knowing his track record I wasn’t expecting a beat like this one, which is just ridiculous, from him! Don’t sleep, go peep this album. Crazy!
Rumors of the passing of Phife Dawg, from the legendary hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, which started to surface just as I was going to bed last night, were like a baseball bat to the head. Even though it was well known that he was a long time sufferer of type II diabetes and […]
Picking our Top 10 favorite albums this year was tough! It was an especially good year for music. Many of the Honorable Mentions below could have made it into Top 10 (the same Top 10 I submitted for my Village Voice Pazz & Jop ballot) if I was in a different mood. Truth be told […]
The 2015 list of favorite songs or singles at The Kitchen is kind of in rough order and not much different from what I picked for my Pazz N Jop ballot. Jidenna‘s “Classic Man” was most definitely my favorite song of the year without a doubt although The Weeknd‘s “Can’t Feel My Face” gave it […]
ICYMI, last week I wrote a piece for BBC 1Xtra‘s DJ Semtex‘s new A Nation of Billions site on the Canadian hip-hop scene. Here’s a quick taste: It’s been a busy past few months for Drake. A couple weeks back, he rode to the top of the Billboard album charts yet again with, What A […]
Second premiere of the week after the DJ Emkay remix of Fetty Wap‘s “RGF Island” this past Tuesday??! The Kitchen got its swagger back! Check out this traptastic, hip-hop flavored original track by the west coast-based duo, Neza x Alxndr. Peep the full bio: NEZA x ALXNDR are 2 musicians based in LA making hip-hop […]
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