Atmosphere Madness – Results and Reflections

Atmosphere Madness – Results and Reflections

Inspired by the recent viral 'Kanye Madness' phenomenon, earlier this month the Southsiders gang got together to do our own, more indie-minded bracket - 'Atmosphere Madness'. 64 tracks, carefully selected from every Atmosphere project up until Mi Vida Local. The 64-song bracket aimed to reflect the entirety of the duo's work, ensuring each aspect of their [...]

JID – DiCaprio 2 (Dreamville Records)

JID – DiCaprio 2 (Dreamville Records)

This Atlanta native came to the attention of the wider hip-hop community after his seismic debut album, The Never Story, was released last year and DiCaprio 2 appears to be the incisive aftershock succeeding the tremor. JID has frequently cited Leonardo DiCaprio as his favourite actor. At the time of the release of his first mixtape, DiCaprio, [...]

SINGLE REVIEW: MALIBU KEN – ACID KING (RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT)

SINGLE REVIEW: MALIBU KEN – ACID KING (RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT)

“The magic is black.”  In many ways, Aesop Rock’s opening gambit on ‘Acid King’ illustrates his approach. Known for dense lyricism and abstract imagery, Aesop’s style is a verbose nail bomb - yes, the explosion is dangerous, but it’s the little pieces that you need to watch out for.  An alumnus of legendary - and [...]