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DC Rapper J Ru Releases Autobiographical, Lyrically Potent New Album “XIV XXVIII” to Celebrate New Years

DC Rapper J Ru Releases Autobiographical, Lyrically Potent New Album “XIV XXVIII” to Celebrate New Years After releasing 2 EP’s and 1 album in 2021, Washington, DC Rapper J Ru ( will release his most ambitious project yet, the 14-track autobiographical new album “XIV XXVIII“, out December 31, 2021 on digital platforms. Having faced depression, anxiety,...

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London alternative soul pop band Magazine Gap. Left to right: keyboardist Alex Ho, vocalist & guitarist James Keen, drummer Brian McCook.

London Alternative Pop Soul Band Magazine Gap Show Songwriting Discipline on Lean, Uplifting Single “For the Ride”

London Alternative Pop Soul Trio Magazine Gap‘s new single “For the Ride” is an impressive perspective shift from the norm. Musically, it’s rather minimalist throughout, allowing each element it’s due space. While most artists are content to max out the space, it takes songwriting discipline to showcase the lean muscle, aka drums, keys, bass, guitar...

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“It’s Good to Get High…And Never Come Down” – Tom Petty.

by ELI JACE > “…And Never Come Down” – Tom Petty. While Tom Petty lay in a coma, the world devoted the day to its new, unwelcome loss. After a daylong deluge of confusion in reporting, the confirmation finally came. One of America’s most cherished songwriters, Petty, died after suffering cardiac arrest, holding on long...

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J Jives Releases Music Video For “Mama Don’t Cry”

In the tradition of 2Pac’s “Dear Mama”, independent rapper J Jives has recently released a new music video for his track “Mama Don’t Cry”, which tells the tale of  a son dealing with his guilt over causing his mother too much grief; too many poor life choices can make for an unhappy home. However autobiographical this...

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Black Nacirema deliver classic hip hop haters anthem with “The World Owes Me”

“This for all y’all who told me I’d fall.” The concept of revenge is popular, but even more popular is the concept of retribution by way of personal success.  Instead of going after your opponent, you just rise on your own terms, thus proving them wrong. This way, those who doubted you are taught a...

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