Author: Bethel Biru

The world mourns the loss of a hero; a kind-hearted, genuine soul who spread nothing but positivity and stressed the importance of unity and giving back. Ermias Asghedom, known as Nipsey Hussle, was a philanthropist, entrepreneur, community activist and father who used the money he made from his music to give back to the community […]

William Congreve was right when he wrote: “Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned. Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned.” A song about sweet love gone bad, the Amsterdam based singer, RIMON teams up with Yavez Anthonio to deliver stunning visuals – playing the femme fatale as she sings about heartbreak, […]

88RISING HEAD ON TOUR WITH RICH BRIAN, KEITH APE, AND MORE A music collective compromised of talented Asian rappers and artists, 88Rising has proven to be one of the best recruiters for talent. Their artists are equally entertaining as they are talented, with people like Joji, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers, Rich Brian and more. With their first ever […]

DPR Live | Photo by Leslie Campos It’s been a while since I’ve been to a concert. With all the shoving, waiting, glares from super fans, and other pains that come with going to a packed show, I figured it was time to let go of my concert junkie past and enjoy from afar. But once […]

It seems like everyone is into Kpop these days. With the rise of Korean boy and girl bands spreading like wildfire and accumulating passionate, cult-like followers, it’s no surprise why Korean artists have become globally prominent the industry. 

Co-signed by Drake and Jorja Smith, 20 year-old London artist Ama Lou wrote, directed, and co-produced a super cool, three-part film for her new EP DDD where we see her travel across the desert as a fictional low-level runner in an LA crime ring.

Masterfully painted with symbolism, metaphors, and messages about race, gun violence, and society’s narcissism, Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, has dropped a new single and music video titled “This Is America” which has racked over 50 million views in just four days.

  Dripping with melancholy, drugs, and Echoes of Silence, The Weeknd is back with a 6-track project titled My Dear Melancholy. It’s not exactly Wicked Games era, but it’s so good we can only hope that a longer 15-track album follows shortly. 

  19-year-old Alex O’Connor, better known as Rex Orange County, has all eyes on him this year with his new singles “Loving is Easy” and “Edition” finding their way to peoples playlists. His soft-spoken voice muttering comments that reflect his thoughts over groovy instrumentals has the music industry racing to get a piece of him. 

Zack Villere, formally known as Froyo Ma, is a 22-year-old artist from Louisiana whose living life making music and hanging out with friends in his now-home California. The “Cool” singer produces his own beats, writes his own songs, plays guitar, and even draws slightly obscure but totally awesome, wiggly drawings which are featured in his works.

Cool music you can dance and cry to at the same time, Peter Sagar, known as Homeshake, is coming to New Orleans for the 2018 Buku festival and it’s every single thing. 

The Fader described Kelela’s album as the work of someone who, after a period of struggle, has become in-tune with all parts of herself. Last Tuesday night at Houston’s White Oak Music Hall, the singer proved the statement true as she preformed one of the most effortlessly hypnotic concerts I’ve ever attended.

Airy vocals and strong lyricism, Kelela is an Ethiopian-American singer from Washington DC. Known for her symmetrically cut dark locks and penetrating gaze, the “Rewind” singer is successfully making her mark in music her own way, and not letting cultural expectations stop her.

Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Lo is coming back to Austin for this year’s ACL festival and you don’t want to miss it. The “Cool Girl” singer has been on tour for her latest album Lady Wood, which is packed with fun, provocative songs. From the Houston Rockets game to celebrity parties, Houston was the place to be Tuesday night as SZA and fans shook Warehouse Live to the ground.   The night started off with Ravyn Lenae, a curly, red headed jazzy R&B singer from Chicago with a big voice packed into a little body. Her charismatic […]

Back from a 2-year hiatus, the always black and white band came like a thief in the night, stealing our hearts once again with this out of nowhere 5-track EP. 7.4/10 The NBHD released their first EP, I’m Sorry in 2012, introducing the world to “Sweater Weather”. No one knew who they were except that they […]

SuperDuperKyle is making moves once again in Austin for this year’s ACL fest. Formally known as K.i.D (Kyle Is Determined), the singer/rapper from Ventura, California isn’t afraid to let loose and have fun with his music. Often using sound effects from video games or 90’s inspired beats, the pop-rapper’s music -although cheesy at times – […]

Back from her 3-year hiatus, SZA returns with her debut album Ctrl, an album filled with raw, honest-to-God story telling that speaks about tainted romance and modern day relationships with deeply personal lyrics. Pushing the boundaries of R&B by blending sounds with other genres, SZA’s album beautifully shows us what it’s like to be in love […]

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is Halsey’s latest concept album which tells the story of a made up universe based around two star crossed lovers who go through hell for love. Halsey’s previous debut album Badlands was a reckless and dangerous place which mirrored her mind and where she […]

On Sunday April 23, 2016, Beyonce released Lemonade, a ground breaking album that took the whole world off guard. Not only did it break barriers set for women, especially in the music/entertainment industry, it also shed light on the emotional chains of abuse, neglect, and pain that colored women had been silently bearing for generations. The hour-long […]

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