The new A Tribe Called Red album, We Are The Halluci Nation just dropped and it’s pretty damn good. A huge step forward from their previous releases which I always felt were a tad overrated tbh. Here goes a video for the title track featuring John Trudell & Northern Voice.
Previously on the Kitchen:
– [MP3 + Music Video] A Tribe Called Red – R.E.D. Feat Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear
Wiz Khalifa smartly jacks the trendy John Carpenter-inspired theme music from buzz Netflix show, Stranger Things for a track of the same name featuring J.R. Donato (who.he??). It’s actually pretty decent too.
Didn’t get enough KAYTRANADA yet? Check out this recent drop by Goldlink produced by brand new Polaris winner, Kay and short listers from last year, BadBadNotGood. This one is niiiice…..
This is kind of a big deal. This is really the first hip-hop or black electronic/urban-centric release to win this Canadian critics’ award. Well-deserved it is too. While I always liked the album, it took a minute to really grow on me but by time it was down to the wire I was fully on board as the video of me endorsing it above, that played as part of the full Gala broadcast Monday night, attests! Congrats, Kay and for the rest of you not on his train, get on board. This is the future….
Previously on the Kitchen:
– Listen to New Music From Kaytranada: Glowed Up Feat. Anderson .Paak / Illusions
A taco truck on every corner? No, it’s just the single from Moka Only from the forthcoming new Bassments of Badmen compilation. Kind of R.I.Y.L MF Doom tbh (with maybe a little Sean P in the mix too) but we like this one….
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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