Noname – Telefone

Natalie Barman, 08.01.16 @ 12:05pm EDT
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Chicago rapper Noname, formerly Noname Gypsy, delivers her soulful, poetic and wordy first mixtape with the all the eloquence we have come to expect from the frequent Chance the Rapper...

Cousin Stizz – MONDA

Natalie Barman, 07.14.16 @ 4:52pm EDT
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Here at NSM, we have long been fans of Cousin Stizz. The Roxbury rapper impressed us with his debut mixtape Suffolk County and we have been hooked on his singles ever since. His...

Clairmont The Second – Quest for Milk and Honey

Natalie Barman, 07.06.16 @ 5:46pm EDT
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There’s something about Clairmont The Second that sticks out. It’s not specifically his lyrics, beats, hooks or even style. It’s the whole presentation. The Toronto rapper has a way of compelling...

Vic Mensa – Free Love (ft. Le1f, Halsey, Lil B, Malik Yusef)

Natalie Barman, 06.27.16 @ 3:07pm EDT
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This summer has been a turning point for Vic Mensa. The Chicago rapper (who has been making waves since 2012, mind you) released his politically and racially charged mixtape There’s A Lot Going...

Cawl Sted – The Trip (Prod. by Hmak)

Natalie Barman, 06.23.16 @ 5:03pm EDT
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The love song is a form of music that has long succumbed to cliches and trite sounds. However, Cawl Sted has somehow found a way to break out of that...

THEY. – Say When

Natalie Barman, 06.23.16 @ 1:47pm EDT
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Experimental hip-hop duo THEY. is turning their attention to social injustice in America. Their new track, “Say When,” is an emotional yet polished reflection on the numerous police shootings that...

Opia – Falling

Natalie Barman, 06.22.16 @ 3:22pm EDT
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Production/vocal duo Opia could be the next big thing in 2016. The group has released “Falling,” their debut single that establishes them as a modern neo-soul force. The track merges polished production...

Josh Reid – what would you do? (Prod. by DJ Grumble)

Natalie Barman, 06.16.16 @ 5:08pm EDT
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Personal raps are no problem for Josh Reid. The aspiring rapper presents listeners with a one-sided conversation between two people on “what would you do?”, his most recent release. Reid...

Cousin Stizz – Coulda Been (Prod. by Tee-WaTT)

Natalie Barman, 06.15.16 @ 2:10pm EDT
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Boston’s next up is back with a new single. Cousin Stizz has released  “Coulda Been,” another trap track in which the rising rapper reflects on his past. Stizz pays homage to...

Mikey’Jay – For Me

Natalie Barman, 06.13.16 @ 4:14pm EDT
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Kansas City rapper Mikey’Jay has released “For Me,” a track that takes an honest look at his relationship with his girlfriend. Jay lays down bars about the strengths and weaknesses of...

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