In the opening seconds of Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video, before Donald Glover shoots a guy in the back of the head, Glover does this weird dance. He rolls his hips. He rolls his shoulders. He rolls his belly. He makes a crazy facial expression. He looks, in short, very much like the … More »
Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America’s youth. Like the moment when Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »
Meet Ghostemane. He’s a white kid with dyed-gray hair and the word kybalion, which Google tells me is some kind of ancient hermetic philosophy, tattooed across his forehead. (It’s also the name of one of his songs.) Ghostemane produces and releases his own music, fusing raspy black metal textures with juddering industrial low-end and frantic … More »
Here’s a weird one to wrap your head around: Ghostemane is a rapper from South Florida, currently based in Los Angeles, whose music sounds like evolutionary witch-house, or like what might’ve happened if early Three 6 Mafia had been way more serious when they dabbled with Satanic imagery (and if they were also super-white). I’d … More »
California based producer Getter is back with new music, not with the trap and dubstep we have come to expect, but a new production under his rap alias “Terror Reid.” Dubbed”Stormin Tha Gatez,” its sound is distinctly old school 90s hip pop.
Getter’s Terror Reid alter ego is notorious for performing in a white ski mask, and many say that his rapping mirrors Eminem’s sound and style. Next week, Getter will release (as himself) a new collaboration with Ghostemane, so the producer has been nothing short of busy making music.
In addition to his new music, Getter will be embarking upon a 20-date North American tour titled ‘Big-Mouth’ Tour. Tickets are available on his website here.
Last week, the people at Adult Swim unveiled this year’s Adult Swim Singles series, which will go for all 52 weeks this year; it’s not just happening during the summer. They also shared the first single, from Atlanta producer Zaytoven. This week, perhaps just to stunt, they’re following it up with two … More »