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Remembering Juice WRLD: The Rise of the Genre-Bending Rapper

Photo Credit: Nabil Elderkin Jarad Higgins, professionally known as Juice WRLD, was a part of the dark, emo-heavy side of hip-hop that is beginning to come to the forefront as of recent. Widely known for his viral tracks (such as “Lucid Dreams”), Juice WRLD created music that shared how he coped with his emotions and… Read more

Raffaella: Alternative Pop’s New Ballet of Irony

Photo Credit: Facebook @rafflalala All musicians hope for a captive audience, but New York City native Raffaella Meloni – known professionally by just her first name – decided from a very young age that she wouldn’t bother waiting for volunteers. “I used to force my family to congregate in the living room, so I could use the ottoman as my stage,” she tells us in our exclusive phone interview, “[and] I’ve been singing to strangers… Read more

SAINt JHN: Experimental Rap on the Rise

Photo Credit: Adam Amengual Since coming on the music scene in 2010 Carlos St. John, otherwise known as, Saint Jhn has strove for greatness. Not always knowing where to go or what to look for, the rapper followed his path to music and is now beginning to see the payoff. Born in Brooklyn, New York… Read more

Rapsody: Hip-Hop’s Soul Sister

Photo Credit: Jose Gongora After gaining a solid fan base and finding her creative footing, Marlanna Evans, better known as Rapsody, has blossomed into an artist that many people crave to hear. She pulls hip-hop, R&B, and soul influences together to create music that reflects raw emotions. With so many well-received projects under her belt,… Read more

Tones and I: Local Street Performer to International Success

Photo Credit: Elise Derwin From working retail, to full-time street performing, to creating music and gaining millions of streams within a year, Toni Watson has quickly amassed global success. Toni, professionally known as Tones and I, is an electro-pop singer and songwriter who is striving to connect with fans during her rapid rise to stardom…. Read more

MMM Staff Picks: DeShonna Watson’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s

As we move into a new decade, we felt it’s only right that we select a project that represents each year and made it POP! In whichever way possible. So without further delay, here we go! Drake – ‘Scorpion’ (2018) He said he was top 3! Then top 2. Aubrey Graham had a chokehold on… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: DeShonna Watson’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2019

#10. Kanye West – ‘Jesus Is King’ Love him or hate him! As controversial as they come, West’s ninth official LP had so much anticipation around it alone, he made you wonder just exactly what he was going to deliver this time around. But hey, it just wouldn’t be Kanye without a little drama, right?… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Carlton Rolle’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Music has changed so much over the last 10 years. Many have heard and watched the degradation of genres fade away while other artists breathe new life in an overstuffed industry. Great albums come rarely, especially ones that became statements for the era or for the people living through that time. These are all albums… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Carlton Rolle’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2019

#10. Smif N Wessun – ‘The All’ Smif-N-Wessun comes back on the map with their sixth album, The All. This album brings a deep sense of nostalgia while listeners enjoy solid, soulful sounds. The Brooklyn duo dive into hip-hop to leave listeners feeling invigorated by the energy. The All is a well-rounded album that brings… Read more