“Hellcats SRTs” is one of many phenomenally hard and sassy songs on St. Louis rapper Sexyy Red’s great new album Hood Hottest Princess. Today it gets a remix featuring Chicago’s own Lil Durk. Despite Durk’s pop-chart pedigree and Sexyy’s status as one of this year’s breakout rap stars, this partnership does not scan as crossover pandering. Shawn Ferrari’s beat remains as gloriously ugly as before, and there’s no hook to speak of, just two charismatic emcees going in over music built for lo-fi YouTube videos and Datpiff-era mixtapes. Listen below.
There’s no doubt that David Bowie can be credited with changing the course of music and establishing its connection with the visual arts. He’s considered one of the most influential musicians of all time, in league with the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. During his life, he was constantly pushing the boundaries, […]
Every once in a while, the scary-intense Oscar-nominated movie star Michael Shannon gets together with his Chicago friend Jason Narducy, from the Bob Mould Band and Split Single, to pay tribute to a classic album. In the past few years, Shannon and Narducy have performed LPs from the likes of the Smiths, Neil Young, and […]
So many artists play soft, tasteful, melancholy folk-pop, and most of it is boring as shit. With records that leave me captivated rather than catatonic, Sun June stand out from that pack. The advance tracks from the Austin band’s upcoming Bad Dream Jaguar have been stellar: “Get Enough,” “Easy Violence,” “John Prine.” Today they add […]