Sit Down Series: FTK

FTK stands “For The Kulture” and that is exactly what ApeBaby a.k.a. JungleBoy, Deemo, and Kold Ka2e all are developing. Coming from their respective neighborhoods of New York City, they each bring their own sound and vibe to the table. A Different Path EP dropped on February 22nd of this year and shortly after, the trio sat down with Colossus Music’s Heff to discuss their influences, creativity, … Continue reading Sit Down Series: FTK

Death Race for Love – Juice WRLD

I am still not 100% sure where this strange craze of emo rap came from. Juice WRLD first came on my radar, as well as many of hip-hop listeners’, over the past summer with his debut album Goodbyes & Good Riddance. Obviously, there are the sure signs like XXXTentacion and Lil Peep who seem to be the forefront of this “sad boy” sound in hip-hop … Continue reading Death Race for Love – Juice WRLD

STN MTN/Kauai – Childish Gambino

Today we’re gonna go back to 2014 when Childish dropped two EP’s, one titled STN MTN exclusively on Datpiff and the other as Kauai on all major streaming platforms. Two completely different EP’s dropped within minutes of each other that when put together make Childish’s STN MTN/Kauai masterpiece. The names of the EP’s have a lot to do with the sounds that follow. Childish was born in … Continue reading STN MTN/Kauai – Childish Gambino

Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD – Future

To be honest, part of the reason the content cycle at Colossus has been slow for #NewMusicMondays is that there hasn’t been an overwhelming amount of music dropped in the first two months of this year. Later this week I will be covering another new album as a gift to you loyal readers but for now, let’s take a look at what Fire Marshall Future … Continue reading Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD – Future

Sit Down Series: B.A.D

B.A.D is a young up-and-coming rapper out of Boston’s growing hip-hop scene. By formulating his own sound, he has created some solid mixtapes that have generated more and more exposure. It won’t be long before he finally breaks through, especially with the team in Boston he has surrounded himself with. Last week, he found time between the studio and getting his new single “Come Thru” … Continue reading Sit Down Series: B.A.D

Resurrection – RudeManners

It’s a new year at Colossus Music! That being said, I wanted to kick off the 2019 vibes by talking about an extremely talented artist and actually one of my friends who goes by RudeManners. Dalton Mannerud (Mannerud…RudeManners) is a 22-year-old Lo-Fi artist from Windham, New York. To say he’s groovy is an understatement, my dude has an insane mind and to hear and see … Continue reading Resurrection – RudeManners

i am > i was – 21 Savage

The title of 21 Savage’s latest drop really defines what this album means to him. He has come a long way from the “murder rap” he coined with his early 2015 mixtapes The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King. Sure, he touches on those topics on a few tracks but for the most part, i am > i was feels like a self-reflective album of sorts. With the release … Continue reading i am > i was – 21 Savage

Being Human In Public – Jessie Reyez

Raw emotions and strained vocals almost always mean you are listening to Jessie Reyez. Her words are powerful as she brings us through her struggles with life and love. Being Human In Public is Reyez’s first full-length project following the release of a vast number of singles and an EP. I first discovered the Canadian singer from an interview she gave to 94.5 (Boston’s hip-hop station) … Continue reading Being Human In Public – Jessie Reyez

Oxnard – Anderson .Paak

Yes Lawd! The groove master of hip-hop is back with his most epic release yet. Anderson Paak’s new album, Oxnard, is sensual, smart, and cinematic. The album acts not only as a soundtrack for Paak’s life, but it also offers the listener a guidebook on modern life. From front to back, Anderson drives through current times in a vintage style. The Vocals: Where to begin? … Continue reading Oxnard – Anderson .Paak

In Context- The Palmer Squares

First off, major thanks to my day one boy Chis for showing me The Palmer Squares. That being said, let’s set the scene with a quote by Acumental from “Whatever Makes You Happy” that pretty much sums up The Palmer Squares: “Term and Ac been emancipated by a rather enchanting imagination…” Term and Ac a.k.a Terminal Knowledge and Acumental a.k.a The Palmer Squares are a … Continue reading In Context- The Palmer Squares