Alternative Hip Hop

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2021 (So Far) #10. “ACTION” — CHAI Photo Credit: Yoshio Nakaiso “ACTION” finds CHAI rejecting all the weight of self-seriousness (not that the band had much of that to begin with). Black Lives Matter protests inspired the Japanese quartet to think about what a call to action would look… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Hip-Hop Artists You Should be Listening to in 2021

Top 10 Hip-Hop Artists You Should be Listening to in 2021 2021 is shaping up to be a year where a lot of new artists are entering the musical arena through popular social media platforms like TikTok. By using catchy beats, favorable lyrics, and/or impressive visuals, musicians in 2021 are searching for the niche that… Read more

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Scaled and Icy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mason Castillo Scaled and Icy is the seventh studio album from alternative duo twenty øne piløts. The album is the fourth in a continuing narrative that began on the 2015 Blurryface album. Blurryface is a character that was presented as a personification of insecurity. Trench delved into the story deeper and fans learned… Read more

MMM Top Ten: Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021

Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021 #10. Migos – ‘Culture 3’ (TBA) Photo Credit: Prince Williams/WireImage Just a couple of years ago Migos sat atop the hip-hop throne, but over the last year, my favorite current rap group has not released a great deal of music for various reasons. The trio has been teasing… Read more

Goody Grace: His Journey in Alternative Music and the Bright Future Ahead

Photo Credit: Julian Burgueno Goody Grace gained musical interest from fans with his cover songs from popular artists like The Weeknd and Taylor Swift. He snagged a once-in-lifetime opportunity that shot his music career in front of a global audience. With so much talent and support behind his name at a young age, Goody Grace… Read more

MOD SUN – ‘Internet Killed the Rockstar’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nathan James Late last year rapper Machine Gun Kelly made the switch over to rock ‘n’ roll (electric guitar strapped on, the whole spiel) and title of the resulting album, Tickets to my Downfall, wound up being ironic after it became his highest-charting to date. Now, another MC whose physical appearance, like that… Read more

Kid Cudi – ‘Man on the Moon III: The Chosen’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Pamela Littky Man On The Moon III: The Chosen is the seventh studio album by Cleveland bred rapper Kid Cudi, and it feels like when your favorite rock band reunites and their stage costumes don’t quite fit well anymore.  Bummer right? Their pants are either too tight or not loose enough by today’s… Read more

Mod Sun: Breaking the Mold Through his Creative Ventures

Photo Credit: Anna Walters Derek Ryan Smith is professionally known as Mod Sun, which is an acronym for “Movement on Dreams, Stand under None.” Mod Sun has been in the music industry for years now through his discography, various visuals, and written projects. Derek was born on March 10, 1987 in Bloomington, Minnesota. For the… Read more

G-Eazy – ‘Everything’s Strange Here’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lauren Dunn Quarantine, at least for G-Eazy, has been filled with “the opportunity to self-reflect, grow and evolve.” Emerged from the depths of his isolation, he comes bearing gifts: Everything’s Strange Here arrives after a delay stemmed from reading the room around international civil rights protests. Fittingly, this project is a protest in… Read more