What a year and we are ending with an amazing issue. Firstly we are very proud to end the year with Talib Kweli cover who gives Vandala an insightful and […]
I try to keep my finger on the pulse of hip hop’s beating heart. I keep an eye on the up and comers and an ear on the airwaves. But I have to admit that somehow, like many, I have managed to sleep on Cyhi The Prynce these past couple years.
Curtis Mayfield. Sam Cooke. Al Green. James Brown. And then there’s Leon Bridges, Benjamin Booker, JD McPherson, Jack White and The James Hunter Six. This is the lineage, past and present, to which Curtis Harding belongs. Funk, soul, classic R&B. The music pays tribute to hey-day Stax records, the swinging 60’s and the free love 70’s, in equal measure.
On the surface, this is a star-studded soundtrack to a documentary that sheds light on the resilience of female veterans who have been wounded in the line of duty. On another level, it’s a megaphone for the voices of the women in the film, allowing them to reach an audience that might otherwise not hear them.
To clear up the confusion, I’ll start this review by saying that there are two distinct and separate Wu-Tang music brands. There are the albums that are canonical, that is, Wu-Tang Clan albums. And there are albums that are non-canonical. That is Wu-Tang albums. No Clan.
Simply put, Robert Plant is a musical genius and his newest album Carry Fire is a demonstration of said genius. The eleven song collection is a divine infusion of abstract musings, poignant observations, ethereal sounds, and tribal rhythms guided by Plant’s omnipotent transmission of emotion.
If there were ever a moment in time when Las Vegas based rapper Donnie Menace should be blowing the f*ck up and become known by the hardcore hip-hop world globally, it better be now!
The kids will be back in school as we reminisce about all the summer fun we had; as you will see we had a lot of it! On the cover […]
Hailing from Greece! Barb Wire Dolls keep pushing beyond any form of limitations and “Rub My Mind” further proves bands fronted by woman should never be underestimated!
Otherwise are back and out of hibernation with their new album “Sleeping Lions” which is the bands third full-length studio release. Known for the rock ballads to powerhouse hard rock songs all amidst passionate lyrics perfectly mixed. Add in balanced guitars, bass and drums they do not disappoint once again.