Tag Archives: Debut Album

Skepta- “Konnichiwa” (Album Stream)

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Skepta’s debut album “Konnichiwa” is finally upon us and it bangs. The U.K. artist really puts Grime on the map with this one. “Numbers” with Pharrell Williams is a standout not because of Pharrell but because of the beat. Don’t miss out and stream this below.

Written by Erik Lindberg

Skizzy Mars- “Alone Together” (Album Stream)

alone_together_final_grey_back.jpg.jpegA little late but still worth it. Skizzy Mars drops off his debut album Alone Together this past Friday. The people are really diggin’ it so far and so am I. Skizzy just keeps getting catchier and catchier. “Girl on a Train” and “Hit Me Harder” are two of my favorites. Be sure to purchase on iTunes or stream on Spotify or Apple Music. Stream below.

Alone Together by Skizzy Mars on Spotify

Written by Erik Lindberg

[Premiere] New single “Weekend Warriors” by MC & The Visions and the trailer for upcoming album OREO

Photo by Jesse Wiles
MC & The Visions. Photo by Jesse Wiles
MC & The Visions is back! Today we get the first single off of his upcoming album OREO, which is set to drop later this fall. The single, titled “Weekend Warriors,” gives listeners some insight as to what the album will be like, in terms of content, vibe and message.

A light, mellow production offers a nice contrast to the serious nature of what MC sings about in “Weekend Warriors.” He says, “the song is mostly about how unthankful our generation has become, like people are so invested in looks, appearances and false causes. They’re not even thankful for the fact that they have a roof over their head. I remember growing up in high school, people tried to be something they weren’t all the time, a “weekend warrior,” acting differently to impress people.” A sound that’s reminiscent of Frank Ocean and the ability to sing, with ease, about sensitive contemporary issues, primarily race, from a point of view that you don’t hear from much in music, the black middle class, makes for a very interesting sound. His album OREO will be his first full length project to date and I’m incredibly excited to get to hear it. The album will also feature a lot of video work to give listeners a more complete experience. You can check out the official trailer and song below.

Regarding the album MC stated,“OREO” is an exploration of growing up black in the middle class and how that affected me and others. You’re not around black Americans as much so it kind of changes your point of view of things. I struggled to reconcile my ethnicity for a long time and this is kind of an airing out of all that. I want all the kids who’ve experienced similar things to realize their not alone and I want people on the outside to recognize the errors of preconceptions and stuff like that.”

written by Jesse Wiles

Action Bronson announces the “Mr. Wonderful World Tour”

action-bronson-tourAction Bronson will be hitting the road again very soon in support of his debut album Mr. Wonderful. The world tour is still adding dates but you can see most of them below. You can stream Action’s new album right here and be sure to check back when for info is known on the opening acts for the tour.

Tour Dates:

04/03 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater
04/04 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/06 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
04/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/09 – San Diego, CA @ The North Park Theatre
04/10 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
04/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
04/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/20 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
04/21 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
04/22 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
04/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Xtaza
04/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/29 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
05/01 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
05/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
05/04 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
05/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
05/08 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central
05/09 – Tampa, FL @ Big Guava Festival
05/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
05/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
05/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
05/21 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue
05/22 – Seattle, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
05/26 – Phoeniz, AZ @ Marquee
05/31 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
06/01 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
06/06 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
06/12 – Toronto, ON @ North by Northeast
07/17 – London, UK @ Victoria Park
07/31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
09/10 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/13 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
09/15 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
09/16 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
09/18 – Birmingham, UK @ The Institute
09/19 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy 1
09/21 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
09/27 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
09/30 – Cophenagen, DK @ Amager Bio
10/03 – Sankt Hanshaugen, NO @ Rockefeller

Written by E.L.