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Redway – Years Ahead EP

Posted on August 25, 2014

It’s been a time coming for this guy, and to see it come into for fruition is a sigh of relief to not only himself, but to a lot of people waiting to hear what he was going to be coming with, and you can attribute a lot of the hype around this project from when On Fire was released, and when the whole EP was to be produced by Grammy-Nominated WondaGurl straight out of the GTA. The beats would be nothing short of (no pun) ‘fire’, so that was already an expectation. Redway wasn’t always on my radar until 2012, but it was the Live Free EP that shed new light on me as a true listener to see where he was coming from, and…

Tre Mission – Stigmata – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on August 23, 2014

There aren’t a lot of artists lately that have been catching my attention to the point where I listen to them every day and tell everyone that they need to listen to what they have to offer, but when it comes to Tre Mission, it’s just easy to guide people to his music, because he’s just that good. I only came to know about him in February 2014 as he was a co-headliner with Isaiah Rashad, and if you don’t know how Toronto shows go, people stand up, are screwfaced, and are phone watchers until the local act is done before the person they actually came to see was set to perform. Well, there are rare occurrences when the act before the main leaves…

Guardians of the Galaxy – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on August 21, 2014

This summer was insane for movies, and it’s only a precursor for what’s to come in the next two years, especially from the Marvel universe. When I first saw the trailer for Guardians, I wasn’t convinced that it was going to be anything special, because I’ve never heard of these people, although it ties into the Marvel world that the majority of people are familiar with (the Avengers, that is). I didn’t think I was going to see myself watching it in a theatre – more like a rental, but because of the high reviews, and the fact that there might have been a possibility that I would have been lost while watching the next Avengers movie, I just said ‘what the heck’ and…

Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo

Posted on August 19, 2014

The Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Migos, etc. wave of Rap is not my forte, so let me just get that out of the way. Funny enough that two out of the 3 acts I mentioned prior, happen to show up on this mixtape that seemingly came out of nowhere and had/has the internet ablaze amongst a host of other things that are out there (like Jeezy’s new album going on pre-orders). If Travis Scott has dropped anything since Owl Pharaoh, I haven’t been paying attention. Now, that album was pretty dope, and was quite enjoyable, but eventually I just tapered off of it to focus on other things. The thundering trap beats with dark and gloomy autotune ad-libs lurking from the speakers give Travis at…

Seth Dyer – IX [EP]

Posted on August 17, 2014

Honesty – I’ve been told by many artists and people involved in music alike that there isn’t enough of it going around; that there are too many people faking the funk just to get some traffic on their sites and to continually promote mediocrity in the industry – that’s wrong, and that’s not something that I advocate. When you’re honest about your opinion with people, I’ve noticed that when I meet people in person, they have a certain respect for me, and it’s a genuine feeling to be appreciated for your honesty, but it shouldn’t be such a foreign concept, not only in music, but with anything that requires an opinion. Seth Dyer is an example of people who take constructive criticism and apply it…

Billie Essco – AVANT GARDE

Posted on August 14, 2014

In these tumultuous times that are happening in not only Ferguson, Missouri, but across the country in the United States with the unnecessary actions against young black men, the only thing that seems to make sense to me happens to be music – good music, might I add. Life is a piece of art that is a constant opinion of the every day person through a rationale of worldwide perspectives. It’s tragic, it’s beautiful, it’s a constant puzzle, but the stories told out of the experiences of others gives way for people to become innovators, leaders, and game-changers for the near and distant future.             Billie Essco (or Chase Dinero; which ever name you know him by) is a constantly evolving rapper that I’m…

Jay Birch – Lost in Thought

Posted on August 10, 2014

    I’ve been fortunate enough to come across a bunch of talented people over the past few years, and through the music of Brandon Dramatic, I met his good friend, Jay Birch at a studio, while he was recording this album. The vibe of his music reminded me of Dom Kennedy because it’s so laid back (but I don’t like Dom Kennedy at all – just the beats he’s one 90% of the time), and I even had an opportunity to do some background vocals for a track, so that was cool to be apart of, being that I’ve never actually been recorded on someone else’s project before. Enough about me, I’m not the focus, the focus is that I was surprised by the…

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