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mp3: Tay Devenny – sigh

  It’s rare that a rap song sounds exactly as it’s titled but leave it to Tay Devenny to perfectly capture the complex warmth of a sigh.  Wrapped in a gorgeous beat from the equally appropriately titled producer nooon, Devenny expounds upon pain, rejection, stress and basically anything else that would make you want to sigh.  But it’s a sigh …

pkelly94mp3: Tay Devenny – sigh

mp3: Spooky Black – Without You (Supa Bwe & Sidewalk Kal Remix)

Whether or not you like him, Spooky Black is primed to blow up (at least on the same level as Yung Lean) and he deserves it.  “Without You” is one of the most interesting pop tracks to drop this year and it sounds even better with Supa Bwe and Sidewalk Kal over it.  The boys mostly leave the original intact, …

pkelly94mp3: Spooky Black – Without You (Supa Bwe & Sidewalk Kal Remix)

mp3: Iglooghost & Tay Devenny – vat of fudge

Ever since dropping his epically lengthed “Vancouver/palm” and his equally impressive LP Shrine, Tay Devenny has been on a mission to progress his sound beyond the limitations of what is classically considered to be hip-hop.  His newest collaboration with producer Iglooghost, “✿︵✿ (vat﹏of°fudge) ❀︵❀” (which we’ll just call “vat of fudge” for convenience), continues his experimentation with hip-hop proper.  There are …

pkelly94mp3: Iglooghost & Tay Devenny – vat of fudge

Video: livmartez – softmoss verse (ft. Sudan Moon)(prod. Deflon)

I’m on the verge of sleep right now and this is basically exactly what I want to be listening to.  “Softmoon verse” is a dreamy, jazzy piece of r&b infused hip-hop (or hip-hop infused r&b… it’s really getting hard to tell sometimes these days) that will happily soundtrack your mid-afternoon daydreams.  I don’t know that much about any of the …

pkelly94Video: livmartez – softmoss verse (ft. Sudan Moon)(prod. Deflon)

mp3: Tay Devenny – arabian seas (ft. Danny Watts)

Are you hyped for Shrine yet?  If you answered “no” I’m gonna go ahead and guess that you only said that because you have yet to read out interview with Tay Devenny and you have yet to heard the first single for Shrine “arabian seas (ft. Danny Watts)”.  Let’s all fix that.  While it definitely is hip-hop, “arabian seas” lives …

pkelly94mp3: Tay Devenny – arabian seas (ft. Danny Watts)

mp3: Keiya – Due Time (prod. Jay Curry)

Yeah, Deity Gang isn’t all dudes.  I didn’t actually know that until I had the pleasure of meeting Keiya at the Deity Gang Paxico Take-over a few weeks back.  Keiya is not only the sole member of Deity Gang who sings but she’s a fine singer on her own right as well.  “Due Time” isn’t in your face and probably …

pkelly94mp3: Keiya – Due Time (prod. Jay Curry)

mp3: Sol Galeano – The I & Eye Set (prod. bugseed x ill.sug)

“Then I & Eye Set” is just one of those tracks that hits instantly.  There is no excess, just a blissfully hypnotic beat looped behind Sol Galeano’s mature and dense word flow.  “Then I & Eye Set” is a collage and Galeano’s words initially act as unintrusive parts of the greater vibe.  Effortlessly, Galeano struts between demanding rapspeak to melodic …

pkelly94mp3: Sol Galeano – The I & Eye Set (prod. bugseed x ill.sug)