Young & Sick: "House of Spirits"
I have to admit, there was a little disappointment when I first listened to this and the first NANO second turned out not to be Wayne Wonder's "No Letting Go". But don't let that put you off, because this track by LA based artist Young & Sick, is another example of the excellent and painfully up-to-date take on R&B slow jams invading the internet (See also: Two Inch Punch).
The production, though full of fuzzy reverb and those gloopy kinda outer space noises, is still restrained enough to allow the ever so sweet vocals to shine. In fact, the whole sound is so soft and mellow, you almost don't notice the lyrics are about drowning to death in a car with a broken heart. Cute!
Vince Staples's Summertime in the City
We hang out with Vince in NYC on the release day of 'Summertime '06' and attend his performance at the XXL Freshman show.
The Story of "Fuck Tha Police" - A Noisey Film
We talk to Ice Cube and Yella, gather opinions from police officers from Compton's gang unit, and lifelong Compton citizens to explore the impact of NWA's "Fuck Tha Police."
Miguel Heads to Connor Olthuis's Art Gallery and Contemplates Existence - Forced Exposure
We bring Miguel together with artist Connor Olthuis to examine how globalization has changed the way we think about resources, and how music has been affected by similar issues.