1st Day Fresh Feature: Vocab Slick

Releasing his debut solo album Lyrically Conscious in 2003 following several stints in jail, Bay Area, California rapper and Distant Relatives member Vocab Slick formed the group Distant Relatives with his childhood friend Emotionall and rapper Maynee (stream “Celebrate” featuring The Grouch and Eligh). Emotionall was subsequently deported to Mexico, and Maynee passed away in…

Review: J. Tallie keeps it cool on “Suavae” LP

No matter whether we all want to admit or not we all have a desire to be considered cool. The understated “it factor” that can propel or hault a person’s popularity dates back to elementary school and can still be found in our adulthood through social media outlets. Even in rap this same desire exists…

Review: Izzy Strange plays it cool on “Izzy Duz It” mixtape

When you reach a certain level of success what’s the best way to maintain it? The answer is simple: work harder. Often times people can get their pat on the back and forget about maintaining their hunger for more. That can be a damning habit to have. Fortunately for our old friend Izzy Strange that’s…

Jenny March Releases Emotional New Single “Normal In Love”

Jenny March, one of pop’s realest newcomers, has released her new single “Normal in Love,” a mesmerizing electric synth track about a toxic ex lover. Pairing luminous vocals with a tantalizing beat, the track’s captivating lyrics evoke emotions that we’ve all felt: “Can we be normal and in love? Can we be normal just for once?” and “You’re never sorry till…