Author Archive for Marcus J. Moore

Listen: Pinky KillaCorn, KillaCorn 3.5

Rapper Pinky KillaCorn was a bright spot at last weekend's ChargedUp Festival in Northeast D.C. Before a modest crowd at Storey Park, she bounced like the venue was sold out, giving the same infectious energy she always does. Maybe that's why Erykah Badu fired off a simple tweet—"I like u"—toward Pinky this past spring.
It's hard not [...]

Listen: Oooh Child Ensemble, ‘Rebirth’

OutKast poet Big Rube anchors the guaguanco-infused jazz track by Drew Kid's ensemble.

Listen: Columbia Nights, In All Things

Their newest album is something that feels distinctly vintage and forward-looking while remaining in the present.

Listen to Nadastrom’s New Mixtape, The Life and Times of Raphael De La Ghetto

The mixtape pays homage to an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Song premiere: Listen to the New Retro’s “Two Step”

The chorus of the New Retro's new song, "Two Step," came to vocalist Che Adams in the shower. "The song is about how, in the right conditions, it only takes a moment to see into the future," Adams writes in an email. Lyrically, he wanted to convey a sense of sudden love, when you're getting to [...]

Kokayi Flexes Some R&B Range on “History”

"The first time that I saw your face, the Big Bang happened out in space."

One Track Mind: Pentamon’s “The Afterworld”

“If I could have one motto, it would be ‘put your damn phone down.’”

On Bronze Horse, Kaimbr Pays Homage to Wu-Tang Clan

This dirty mix sounds like a cassette.

Song Premiere: Louis Weeks Lights His Favorite Tunes on “Fire”

"If I could find a way to forget about all of the pop and rock and classical influences, I might be able to make something really unique."

Listen to Visto and Pinky KillaCorn’s New Slow-Banger, “What Hippie What”

"Pinky ain't no bad bitch/Boo, I'm a goddess, a hipstress, a savage."