Fly Anakin and Big Kahuna OG are members of Richmond, Virginia’s Mutant Academy crew. On Holly Water, their first album, the two emcees trade verses over downtempo, pensive samples and crunchy drums, their raps dense with observations about their lived experiences. As Big Kahuna says on “Shaky on the Phone,”: “I don’t rap for the attention/there’s actually a message.” Stereogum’s Tom Breihan describes the album as contemporary boom-bap, a “reassuring kind of traditionalism – rap music as comfort food.” While it’s true that Fly Anakin and Big Kahuna OG are indebted to 90s East Coast rap, they’re also unafraid to push boundaries and take risks.
Saturday morning vibes on this new track by Kid Abstrakt and Emapea, which captures the warm, laid back feel of East Coast 90s jazz rap without feeling dated. Just head nodding dopeness that you can spin on repeat. If you’re feeling this jam, you can check out previous editions of Kid Abstrakt’s Jazz & Coffee […]
Pianist and producer Robert Glasper has released a new mixtape, “Fuck Yo Feelings” to mark the start of his new residency at the Blue Note night club. The tape is a sprawling blend of styles, featuring an impressive list of guest artists including Yasiin Bey, Rapsody, YBN Cordae and the jazz legend Herbie Hancock. There’s […]