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Review: The Wyld at Bardot’s It’s A School Night

March 26th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

New Zealand alternative hip-hop trio The Wyld made their US performance debut with an intimate show at Bardot in Hollywood, California to a packed house. During the show, I spotted my friend and rapper @KoshaDillz and we were able to discuss the performance we were watching. To be honest, I hate to talk bad but I wasn’t impressed with The Wyld at all. This is a band I’ve been following since fall 2010 when they came onto the scene with “Revolution” and followed that up with “Full Circle” nearly a month later in late 2010. I became a huge fan and thought they had a ton of potential as they had this Kid Cudi with a Cage The Elephant vibe. They didn’t release anything for a while until fall 2013 with the release of Abstract EP, which really disappointed me as there was only 1 song from it, I’ve since continued to enjoy, “Wake Up” plus their new edit of “Revolution”.
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Hidden Gem: k.flay

December 16th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap |

When’s the last time you heard of a white female rapper? Unless you consider Ke$ha, I don’t remember the last time there was a really good white female rapper. Well look no further than k.flay.

Born in Illinois, she moved out West and graduated from Stanford University. After graduating she continued her music career and has opened for artists such as 3OH!3, Asher Roth, Passion Pit and Zion I.

I first posted about her when her mixtape, MASHed Potatoes, dropped. Even though it came out in late 2009, I knew this girl had potential because she’s carving a small niche for herself. Below is her latest mixtape:

Recently she dropped a couple tracks which I have featured below.

So Fast, So Maybe

Fuck & Run

If you like the songs above, I recommend listening to her latest EP, K.Flay, here. For more k.flay, check out her facebook and twitter.

Friendship Friends – Flash Mob

November 7th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Friendship Friends have a new song they dropped. It kind of sounds like a more hip-hop 3OH!3. Here’s some stuff about Friendship Friends:

We’re just some college kids from Texas State University, just south of Austin. We just hang out and make music in our free time. “Friendship Friends” was originally the name of our first song but we ended up making it our band name. Our music is pretty much “indie rap” or something like that. We’re way more influenced by indie music, such as Matt & Kim, than anything else. We like music that makes us happy. We’re currently just working on songs as we think of them and planning to come out with an EP before Christmas.

Here’s “Flash Mob”.

Related: Introducing Friendship Friends

ShakyBaby & Jon Solo – Tell Me You’re Crazy

November 3rd, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap |

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Above is a behind the scenes look at The Incomparable Shakespeare’s music video for “Wonderwall”. Here’s what ShakyBaby said about the video:

You get a glimpse of the director Matthew Charof at work. You can also see the director of cinematography, Ryan John Lee doing his thing too.

See the music video here.

In other news, The Incomparable Shakespeare & Jon Solo teamed up once again for another solid indie rap/alternative hip-hop track. They call their collaboration Mix Mssg, which I really like because it fits with how they bring different styles, yet it works great when mixed together.

Jon Solo & The Incomparable Shakespeare – Tell Me You’re Crazy

Theophilus London – “Fatal Attraction”

September 24th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop, R&B |

Theophilus London offers the world a new track this week, and I’m a fan. He is a talented individual who is ahead of his time. His music is slow-building but I like how it always picks up real nicely to make for an interesting sound overall.

We would consider him hip-pop, urban pop, retro-futuristic, or electro/hip-hop. He is a genre-blending artist who is only getting better.

Here’s the video by Theophilus:

Download here
Which genre would you consider Theophilus London? 
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