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Samir S.
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Samir S. uses music to escape the harsh reality of being a dedicated Toronto sports fan. Trick people into thinking he understands Twitter by following him @SS_TSS.
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DJ Dahi

SZA Ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Babylon”

By Samir S. | 3 Comments

One more listen before her Z project arrives.

ALBUM REVIEWS

“I Just Wanna Party”: Review of YG’s ‘My Krazy Life’

By Samir S. | 25 Comments

Kendrick isn't the only young emcee to watch out of Compton anymore.

ALBUM REVIEWS

100-Word Reviews: Mello Music Group’s ‘Mandala Vol. 1 & 2′

By Samir S.

Independent record label Mello Music Group released two collaborative EPs in January called Mandala Vol. 1 & 2. Here, we review the offerings in 200 words to let you know whether they're worthy of hogging space on your Spotify or iTunes library.

Jhene Aiko

Jhené Aiko – “My Afternoon Dream”

By Samir S. | 3 Comments

Singer treats fans to a birthday present.

Bret Easton Ellis

Forget A Music Video. There’s A Whole Movie Written For Kanye’s ‘Yeezus’

By Samir S. | 21 Comments

If you weren't a fan of Yeezus in its purely musical iteration, perhaps an accompanying film will change your mind?

MP3s

PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Persian Rugs”

By Samir S.

A So Far Gone-evoking bit of '90s R&B stillness and trademark OVO minimalism.

MP3s

The Weeknd – “Drunk In Love” (Remix)

By Samir S. | 6 Comments

Getting his hands on “Drunk in Love” before it’s been completely beaten to death.

Born Sinner

J. Cole Ft. Amber Coffman – “She Knows” Video

By Samir S. | 31 Comments

Young Simba drops another heavy short-film-type clip, this time for the Cults-sampling single.

Alchemist

“Step Masters”: Step Brothers’ ‘Lord Steppington’ Album Review

By Samir S. | 4 Comments

The two longtime collaborators have finally linked up for their first full-length album.

MP3s

Rashad – “First Move”

By Samir S. | 5 Comments

Almost a year from his last release, the singer/songwriter/producer from Ohio is back with his newest musical offering

Girls

Miguel – “Simplethings”

By Samir S. | 3 Comments

Taken from Girls, Vol. 2: All Adventurous Women Do....

MUSIC VIDEOS

Rochelle Jordan – “Follow Me” Video

By Samir S. | 5 Comments

While we eagerly await Rochelle Jordan’s true debut album, there’s not a whole lot we can do but happily accept any new material she decides to offer up.





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