Little Simz, “Deranged”

​Little Simz’ sotto voce delivery sounds how you might expect Earl Sweatshirt to sound if he was a she and had a London accent. Or maybe it’s just because she rhymes on the beat from “Hive” (with noticeable distortions on the snare) with a knotted (but not quite the same) flow. Her debut mixtape is called Blank Canvas.

posted: October 8th, 2013, 2:30am


Little Simz, “The Hamptons”

​The Londoner envisions easy summer living on an island, just not the island you’re expecting. Off of her new EP E.D.G.E. Watch


Little Simz, “Bars Simzson”

North London firespitter Little Simz got bars—and damn do I mean bars. Coming off her upcoming EP E.D.G.E. Watch


Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to F*@k)

​A visual poetry of violence, futility, and the confusing and complex layers of the struggle. Run the Jewels 2 continues its epic journey. Watch


Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

​Australia’s multi-dimensional polyrhythmic quartet bringing future soul to the desert. Peep their North American tour this spring. Watch


Raz Simone - So Many Things

Seattle’s Simone venting the frustrations of an artist and coming to terms with a positive reality. From the Cognitive Dissonance: Part 2 video series. Watch


Kendrick Lamar - i

​Sing it. Feel it. Self-love. This is hip-hop. Watch