Redwood Reemerges Somberly with “Banning”
Redwood has certainly come a long way musically within the past year. First featured on our site under the name “The Hungry Poet” last April (although the song is no long available), the singer/songwriter has since changed his name, moved to California, and has only gotten better with time, improving his sound and lyrics along the journey.
This week, Redwood (born Aidan Reckziegel) returns with “Banning”, a chilling new song inspired by what he believes to be the false imprisonment of a close friend.
Says Redwood of the track:
“The song is for a friend stuck in a difficult situation where he is caught and can’t do anything to voice his position. It expresses the problem with the “justice” system and tells us how important it is to open up about a problem and confess as early as possible.”
YG and Nipsey Hussle Fight the Power on “FDT”
People are fed up with Donald Trump’s ongoing campaign absurdities. In particular, Compton rappers YG and Nipsey Hussle are tired of the shenanigans, which resulted in the release of their latest song suitably titled “FDT”: Fuck Donald Trump.
The duo are certainly no Public Enemy with the politician rebellion record, but “FDT” still speaks an important message against Trump’s repeated offenses towards minorities and unrealistic plans if elected president.
River Tiber and Pusha T Link Up Over the Kaytranada-produced “Illusions”
Toronto singer River Tiber comes through with a new track produced by fellow Canadians Don McKinney and Montreal’s own Kaytranada, along with a suave hot 16 from G.O.O.D. Music President, Pusha T.
This soulful tune is not the first time Tiber and Kaytranada collaborate. Last week, Kaytra finally announced his debut album, 99%, and shared “Bus Ride” featuring Tiber and legendary Detriot Jazz drummer Karriem Riggins. 99% drops May 6th and is available for pre-order here.
Big Grams and Run The Jewels Are Animated and Hallucinogenic in Adult Swim-produced Video
Nothing defines Adult Swim better than terms like raunchy, bizarre and creative. That’s exactly what we see in the new clip the Cartoon Network subsidiary has produced for Big Grams. Featuring the lyrical charm of Run the Jewels, the 5 artists enter a twisted surreal universe for the latest set of visuals complimenting Big Grams’ self-titled EP.
Big Boi (1/3 of Big Grams) and Killer Mike (1/2 of Run the Jewels) have a long history of songs together, ever since Big discovered his Atlanta brethren around OutKast’s Stankonia-era. It seems as if their catalog of songs together will not ease up any time soon, with Big Boi recently revealing that Killer Mike has been “coming to the studio just about every day” during the session’s of his third solo album.