Author Archives: Lakin Starling

Phony Ppl: It Doesn’t Get Realer

Brooklyn, New York has birthed some of the most legendary artists known to the music world, and now somewhere in between the mix of Hip-Hop, Soul and Funk lies one of its new-bred creations, Phony Ppl. A contemporary band comprised … Continue reading

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Mekka Don Debuts Mixtape It’s On

Mekka Don has come at us yet again full force and on a mission. He’s made it clear he doesn’t plan on disappearing. His new mixtape It’s On debuted June 19, consisting of thirteen tracks that are sure to have … Continue reading

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Little Dragon Drops Ritual Union

Ritual Union is finally here. One of my most anticipated albums of the year, and it’s finally here! The album officially dropped yesterday, but the band gave NPR radio a first listen leak a few days before the release. Let … Continue reading

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Nikki Jean Debuts Pennies in a Jar Album

With delicate features and a voice even softer, Nikki Jean, born Nicholle Jean Leary, has finally released her debut album Pennies in a Jar. Most were introduced to Nikki from her feature on Lupe Fiasco’s single “Hip-Hop Saved My Life” … Continue reading

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Meet Kimbra: New Zealand’s Soul

With a voice that radiates sultry smoke and soul, 20 year-old Kimbra has become one of my all-time favorites. The New Zealander has pipes full of power that almost seem to come out of nowhere. From her classy, jet black … Continue reading

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Jasmine Mans: The Stylish Poet on Tupac, Nicki Minaj, and the Power of the Past

Walking down the cobblestone hill into the DUMBO district of downtown Brooklyn, I quickly tip-toed over leftover puddles, thanking God for stopping the rain just in time for this moment that I had been anxiously awaiting.  Jasmine Mans emerged from … Continue reading

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Tiara Thomas: The Shape of Things to Come

In the midst of the glitz and glam that most female artist fall victim to, songstress, musician and lyricist Tiara Thomas has remained true to herself. Although the majority of her fame stems from her cover songs on YouTube, do … Continue reading

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VV Brown: London’s Treasure

The UK’s VV Brown is a multi-talented artist, full of vivacious charisma and finesse who wants to do nothing more than give you her all through her music. With a soulful and theatrical sound, this girl’s pipes are breathtaking. You … Continue reading

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Earl Sweatshirt Is Found

OFWGKTA member Earl Sweatshirt, whose real name is Thebe, hasn’t been on the scene for awhile, but he hasn’t been forgotten. The underage Earl, Tyler the Creator’s right-hand man and cousin, was a little too young to hang with the … Continue reading

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Beyonce is Back: New Album Details Emerge

Beyonce is back on the block with her new single that is considered the new girl-power anthem. With new management, no longer under the wing of her father Matthew Knowles, I’m excited for Bee’s new direction. Word is, she’s been … Continue reading

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