Martin $ky, “Elevators”

Elevator music is boring, but rap songs with the word “elevator” in their names tend to come out dope. Ever notice that? Anyway. Chicago’s Martin Sky continues the trend with well-grounded lyrics over a soaring beat with dirty snares.

posted: October 9th, 2012, 2:56pm


Martin $ky, “Drama”

​If the track is any indication, Martin $ky’s idea of a summertime jam is apparently a slow burner with a kind of searing and drastic heat. The Chicago emcee’s… Watch


Martin $ky, “It Don’t Stop”

​Martin $ky delivers a quiet flow over instrumentals from Flying Lotus and Madlib, originally from FlyLo’s Captain Murphy project. 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