best_of_2015_LEAD_50_LYRICS

Like 2014 before it, here we are in another year with another landmark statement on humanity by Kendrick Lamar again, Father John Misty sending up America and the state of the system that spawned him, undercut by some new and old voices on everything from the Syrian refugee crisis to police brutality, and for the first time ever, a response on a direct terrorist attack to the world music community following the Paris Attacks and the 90 lives lost in the Bataclan theatre alone.

It may appear that the 50 sentiments we’ve pulled are serving an agenda to showcase the world and its uncanny ability to destroy itself, but don’t hate the mirror. People are putting great tunes to some weighty macro issues these days, and they just so happen to be some of the year’s best songs.

Our mirror found plenty of micro to round things out the same. Sufjan Stevens brought people to melody church and forced them to question their own existence or non-existence of spirituality, Disclosure found the buttery house pinnacle of intimacy with Sam Smith, and everyone’s favorite brooder from The National, Matt Berninger, reminded people that a man is not truly happy until his dick’s in the sunlight.

So like always, you beautifully diverse voices of 2015, we salute you.

Against the Meuchelpuffer – ‘Spidora Z2 (Not a Gas Commercial)

Against the Meuchelpuffer - 'Spidora Z2 (not a gas commercial)' single artThis track has only amassed a little over 300 plays over the past four months, but it rightly deserves to go in the bin. It’s livestep, and twists upright bass and acoustic drum samples into a carnival feel, with glitchy, irreverently short-skipping samples of a German man going off about “packages.” Dumb? Maybe. Awesome sounding and perfect for taking the glory out of the numerics in a best-of-the-year list? Yes: [LISTEN] – Karl Ernest

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Atmosphere – ‘This Lonely Rose

roseA rhyme festival full of veteran lyricists. Each one brings something magical to the table, and yet no one outshines the other; working as a team as an ultimate show of respect. The theme is women, and the anecdotes fly without any shame. The feel is just three regular dudes having a few beers talking like fellas have a tendency to do. And the result is a fresh dose of rhymes and stories: [LISTEN] – Jeff Min

This Lonely Rose

Black Moth Super Rainbow – ‘Umbros Vorhees

Black Moth Super Rainbow - 'Seefu Lilac' album artIt’s only an outtakes album, but Fec’s returned with another slice of sludge-funk as song that might as well have been crafted by robots. While some of the experiments stand out in more memorably ways, this retro-titled jam might be the most immediately catchy. As usual, vocoder-ed, distorted lyrics shift between prank call nonsense and neon psychedelia: [LISTEN] – K.E.

Umbros Vorhees

James Blake – ‘The Sound of Silence

James Blake - 'The Sound of Silence' album artThis may be a cover of a classic, decades-old lyric, but what an amazing fit. Assuming Simon and Garfunkel aren’t too busy bickering in interviews (or, really, Garfunkel isn’t too busy bickering about Simon), they probably loved it. If you have any indie-tronic fan friends, you surely saw this on your feed because it broke the internet for that scene. Bonus points for the Bon Iver feature: [LISTEN] – K.E.

The Sound of Silence

Bully – ‘I Remember

bully-feels-likeMany a band rose like disciples of a specific era of 90s loud-soft shred that y’all know who is chiefly emulated, but few were inventive enough to do something new with it. Alicia Bognanno, an actual student-intern of the Albini sound proved herself a great neo-Courtney hope with her Nashville brethren Bully, channeling everything about what it’s like to be a young angry white girl with a guitar with a heart and some regret for a modern era. The hurt shows its drunken car-puke age, but damn does she know how to scream her way to a resolution: [LISTEN] – Gavin Paul

I Remember

Camp Lo – ‘You

1431708764_c85776d6d1522bb250dc4789e7c01e5cWhen Camp Lo gets on the mic, everyone listens. They’ve long established themselves as trendsetters and even now they seem to always be a step ahead of the curve. The wordplay is easy on the ears like the sound of a cold beer pouring on a hot day. Part of their success can be attributed to their penchant for universal truths, one of which is the need to put loudmouth siddities in place: [LISTEN] – J.M.

You

Jarvis Cocker – ‘Friday the 13th, 2015

jarvis_cockerOf the many current artist expats still processing the Paris attacks, the Briton did what the artistic human condition could only do in the situation and took to the streets in sponge mode, wringing out this sparse spoken-word narrative that bleeds for every shade of Parisian, from the “middle-aged stamp collector” to the “blonde cyclist with flowers in her hair” — Jarvis Cocker loves you. Aside from Eagles of Death Metal‘s “I Love You All the Time,” no song has yet to craft a more cathartic bandage for the city’s music scene: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Friday the 13th, 2015

Dan Deacon – ‘When I Was Done Dying

Dan Deacon - 'Gliss Riffer' album artInstead of lazily comparing music to drugs, this track is best compared to the otherworldly emotions drugs only attempt to simulate. It’s about as much a musical and spiritual journey as any in recent memory. The psychedelic adventure turns from fear first into an empathogenic connection to others, ending as an entheogenic serenity and oneness with the universe. The gorgeous, run-on sentence of a story is confusing, but simultaneously exhilarating and calming: [LISTEN] – K.E.

When I Was Done Dying

Death Grips – ‘On GP

Death Grips - 'Jenny Death' album artBreaking from their wheelhouse of industrial noise-step, the rap outfit opted instead for an almost classic rock sound, complete with organs and soaring guitar riffs. The verses are in minor and in a slow, half-time 4/4, while the choruses are in an uplifting, major-key 3/4 — still, the whole thing shares the same chord progression. It excites and pleases, further jarring you when Ride makes you more uncomfortable about his suicidal ideation than ever before: [LISTEN] – K.E.

On GP

Deerhunter – ‘Snakeskin

deerhunterAgain about-facing from the dreamscapes of Halcyon Digest and the garage gnar of Monomania, Cox and crew unveiled a psych-funk dancefloor shaker, off down the rabbit hole of sweet outsider allure, protagonist “born already nailed to the cross,” hellbent on embracing it with a carnival of percussion and Cox’s from-the-megaphone-ether vibe he loves so. Cox’s first cut since a car accident in 2014, and rife with allusions to his long-limb Marfan syndrome affliction, it’s as beautiful a reinvention of an I-am-what-I-am the Southern gothic could have cooked up this year: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Snakeskin

De La Soul – ‘God It

goditAfter all these years, De La are still murdering rhymes; as fresh as the day they first picked up the mic. Their longevity is a testament to their timelessness and their constant pursuit of fresh phrases is inspiring. They’ve stood as cornerstones of rap for so long, and even now (over a quarter-century after 3 Feet High and Rising debuted) they still can inform and inspire with the best of them: [LISTEN] – J.M.

God It

Dilly Dally – ‘Desire

homepage_large.40a12e33More aggro than previous unleashings as a fledging Canadia band on a mission to bridge another gap between grunge gnar past and redux present — all jugular here, Katie Monks rounding out a trio of new Courtney threats, breathing down the necks of Torres and Bully. It’s the circle of oil and pavement Gen-X desire, Monks reveling at the glow of the fire she sets to it with a millennial match: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Desire

Disclosure – ‘Omen

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 8.13.17 PMThe recipe for a good dance song is relatively simple: a soulful, no nonsense beat set at just the right tempo and a silky vocal cut. That’s all. Disclosure strictly adheres to that formula simultaneously honoring both deep house and modern grooves. Sam Smith adds his touch with angelic vocals and the result is one of the silkiest dance jams of the year: [LISTEN] – J.M.

Omen

Eagles of Death Metal – ‘I Love You All the Time

1035x1035-MI0003912707As fucking arbitrary as it was for “dart board” savages to slaughter 90 innocent concert goers at the Bataclan in Paris in the first act of its kind directly on the music community, the Eagles of Death Metal played an endearing move here and funneled any hate and fury into a call for musicians ’round the world to cover their Zipper Down pop rock nugget in the name of everything fearless and onward, donating proceeds of the sales to victims of the attacks. Its message before the attacks is just as simple as it is after — peace, love and rock and damn roll: [LISTEN] – G.P.

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Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Quest/Power

c1e9agyyop8blpvqebugAs enigmatic as they come. He could, with just a phone call, get himself on the cover of every major music magazine out there. Instead the notorious recluse sits in his cave and like a warrior builds up the power needed to slay the mic. The two-part jam lays out the intent, and then the moxie needed to follow through, a true wordsmith with limitless potential: [LISTEN] – J.M.

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Missy Elliott – ‘WTF (Where They From)

homepage_large.97f82a7dSage advice delivered by a hip-hop and R&B legend, a return to form that adds some much needed flavor to the game. The Pharell beat drives the song into mega pop stardom, but brewing underneath is something real for the hip-hop heads. Missy is expressing a bit of disdain over the current state of affairs and is looking to reassert some essential values. Hopefully this will mark an even more eventful 2016: [LISTEN] – J.M.

WTF

El Vy – ‘I’m the Man to Be

elvyIf you would have told me quintessential indie-rock brooder Matt Berninger would one day be decreeing he’s not afraid to die and that he’s most peaceful when his dick’s in the sunlight, I would have laughed in your face. But somewhere in his struts over Menomena electro-pop mastermind Brent Knopf’s caterwauling funk riff is a moment of split-personality genius. Or perhaps it’s that he’s tired of the world not knowing he has a sense of humor. Either way, not since since J. Tillman‘s transformation to Father John Misty have we seen the wily side of rock rear its beautiful head so greatly: [LISTEN] – G.P.

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EMA – ‘Active Shooter

homepage_large.1adae243The highest charting songs about school shootings are “Jeremy” and “I Don’t Like Mondays.” “Jeremy” raised awareness thanks to a morose vid over “…Mondays,” despite Geldof‘s genius pop subversiveness. There were more mass shootings than days this year, over 50 of which were at schools. It’s time for a different approach. EMA’s cavernous Reznor creeper isn’t marketable, but w/ a crisis training vid, Obama’s ‘numb’ speech and some harrowing, simple truths — go ahead, try and disengage: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Active Shooter

Ezra Furman – ‘Lousy Connection

ezraRedemptive doo-wop sax swing for one of indie-rock’s youngest class of Dylanesque boxed-inners, Furman has really branched sunward from his literate jangle-scrap beginnings in his explorations of all vulnerable, humorous and conflicted 20-something neurotics. Hinging cleverly on a bad cell connection metaphor, and opposite Furman’s IRL beautifully awkward social skills, when he hits the mic here it’s all fluid relationship therapy and confidence: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Lousy Connection

Father John Misty – ‘The Memo

thememoDisillusioned pricks are many but FJM‘s genius has always been the piece of his own flesh on his skewer. In a furious week of cocaine-fueled dates w/ himselfplagiarism balks and a Ryan Adams’ 1989 roast fit for Clickhole, the sardonic folk-pop monster capped it w/ a perfect organ-lulled ballad on the ugly state of the media and art, like a last request from the Joker before blowing up the joint: [LISTEN] – G.P.

The Memo

Warren G – ‘Keep on Hustlin

warrengThe G-Funk sound was short-lived, at least in the mainstream, so thank the music gods there’s been a resurgence. And as OGs You know Warren G and Nate Dogg had to make their presence felt. The premise is relatively simple: the hustle never stops, ever. And by the sound of it, they haven’t missed a beat, staying true to their lifetime decree. An anthem for all the OGs out there: [LISTEN] – J.M.

Keep on Hustlin'

Freddie Gibbs – ‘Forever and a Day

freddie_FEATBig year for Freddie Gibbs, following up the highly successful Piñata with another classic. The theme is not unlike his other projects, but when you have as many stories as he does, he gets a pass. It’s that grey area that Freddie occupies that makes his narratives so enticing; the ability to capture both the sights and the sounds. Here he unleashes a tidal wave of lyrics, a story in each verse: [LISTEN] – J.M.

Forever and a Day

Girlpool – ‘Crowded Stranger

girlpoolThe Tegan and Sara combo that actually stick and stay true to that raw beauty that always manages to get diluted or painted over between adolescence and adulthood, there is no adornment here in these two teen’s right of passage crusade for a connection to the world that spawned them. It’s housed on a record called Before the World Was Big, and armed with just a bass guitar, a Telecaster and a dual-vocal harmony, it is a snapshot of pre-riot grrrl innocence that will start to find reasons to hate the world soon enough. In fact, it’s already happening here: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Crowded Stranger

Glassjaw – ‘New White Extremity

Glassjaw - 'New White Extremity' album artThis one came out right at the tail end of 2015, but that’s not why it makes the list—we’d still remember it if it’d come out New Year’s day. If you dig any type of heavy music, prepare to be blown away. Palumbo calls out ‘Murica’s “New White Extremity” from his own perspective of a non-xenophobic white man: [LISTEN] – K.E.

New White Extremity

Jay Electronica – ‘Road to Perdition

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 7.48.29 PMJay E. is like Haley’s Comet, he appears once in a blue moon and leaves everyone awestruck. His lyrical wordplay is one thing (like an acrobat on the mic) but it’s the content that keeps his name in constant rotation. He is uncompromising in his vision, and despite all the offers he’s never sold his soul. A man clearly on a mission: [LISTEN] – J.M.

Road to Perdition

Kendrick Lamar – ‘The Blacker the Berry

The_Blacker_The_Berry_Kendrick_Lamar_ArtA spirited tale from a modern day oracle told through the eyes of the hypocrite; an approach that sidesteps predictable formulas. As a leader of the new school Lamar has taken the challenge and used it as an opportunity to put a spotlight on the injustices plaguing humanity. His solution is to get into the mind of the hypocrite as a means to make everyone accountable: [LISTEN] – J.M.

The Blacker the Berry

Lupe Fiasco – ‘Mural

lupe_FEATLupe Fiasco is a firestorm of ideas, never one to submit to cliches or stereotypes, so when you look at a song like “Mural” that’s eight-minutes in length you’re not at all off-put. In fact we’ve come to expect that from a unconventional wordsmith like Lupe. It holds up to its namesake as he paints a vivid picture of a world in flux, wordplay at a premium and clever with the braggadocio: [LISTEN] – J.M.

Mural

METZ – ‘Spit You Out

METZ - 'II' album artIt wasn’t the first searing single we got from II, but its opening lyrics cut deeper than the panic-ridden ones of “Acetate.” Lyricist Alex Edkins likely directed these words at himself in a period of self-loathing and doubt, but just about anyone in today’s celebrity-obsessed, image-crafted social media society can relate: [LISTEN] – K.E.

Spit You Out

Modest Mouse – ‘Coyotes

modestmouseA piece of PDX lore that fellow PNW-ers Sleater-Kinney took to homaging in 2002, in which a coyote hitched a ride on the Max train, Brock turns the wandering tale into another ominous look at the way the human race has a fondness for devolution, laced around a beautiful doug-fir swirl of a ballad. Opposite Isaac Brock’s disdain for his hometown, in which he told some Polish journalists earlier this year Portland is “a collection of human turds,” this is a little bit more eloquent, and a reminder of how invaluable the PNW lens is to the rock community: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Coyotes

Mylets – ‘Arizona

Mylets - 'Arizona' album artMylets is a solo project with its sole member looping powerful, emo-tinged Say Anything-esque rock atop itself El Ten Eleven-style, but replacing the drummer with a drum machine. As sure as he is of his creative process, he has just as solid a way with words, despite the uncertainty and a kind of Max Bemis-y mental state he portrays with them: [LISTEN] – K.E.

Arizona

Joanna Newsom – ‘Sapokanikan

Joanna_Newsom_-_DiversIndie-rock’s most angelic, delicate bird, fluttering about the ghosts of Manhattan’s past, lacing allusions to 18th century poets and bodies buried under parks, giving a depth to ‘looking’ and ‘despairing’ at the edge of a city that knows no lands West of the Hudson another beautifully obsidian dark sparkle. With “Sapokanikan,” punched with percussion and guitar and a set of high literate vindictive teeth all her own, Newsom reveals herself so much more than a fragile crystalline harpist: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Sapokanikan

Nosaj Thing (ft. Chance the Rapper) – ‘Cold Stares

Nosaj Thing 'Fated' album artAnti-heroin tracks are probably just about as old as heroin itself. At this point, anti-drug rap is starting to become as common as stuff glorifying those vices (and, while not quite as shallow, they can be even more pop-cliche clickbait-y). But this one stands out thanks to Chance’s dryly-delivered metaphors with, of course, wordplay-assisted transitions: [LISTEN] – K.E.

Cold Stares

Ought – ‘Beautiful Blue Sky

CST115_cover_1400pxThere have been many appendixes to David Byrne‘s genius account of the “same as it ever was” on the Talking Heads‘ “Once in a Lifetime,” but these Canadians have nailed the 2015 evolution of the sentiment, angling the guitars jabs just a wee bit more aggro to kind of give this sky is falling caterwaul chord sweep pressure before giving the stage to Tim Darcy and his reminder that all the modern man has left in this crazy shitshow of an apocalyptic condo, religious zealot world is “big, beautiful blue sky,” and the ability to dance, and that’s just fine for now: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Beautiful Blue Sky

Prince – ‘Baltimore

princebaltimorePrince is another major figure that spoke out against social injustice. He put all the abstractions and showy elements aside and let the words speak for themselves. He could have chosen from a number of cases, but decided on Baltimore and Freddie Gray. It is an inspiring song that creates mixed emotions, but is an absolutely necessary jolt in terms of getting the truth out: [LISTEN] – J.M.Baltimore

Pussy Riot – ‘Refugees In

Pussy Riot - 'Refugees In' album artPR don’t always actually make the best music, per se, but they make incredibly important music. Easily-translatable messages that remind us just how fucked international politics are, spat by warriors who put their lives and liberty in danger to make these statements (unlike the rest of us cowardly keyboard-slingers). Through this process, they usually prove their point. Here they remind us that Syrian refugee-refusal pushes governments teetering-ly close to bassakwards nationalization: [LISTEN] – K.E.

Refugees In

Run the Jewels – ‘Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)

Run The Jewels - 'Run the Jewels 2' album artStill one of the most dynamic rap duos out there; this generation’s Gangstarr but with more bite. El-P is a jaunty blacksmith on the beats and Killer Mike is relentless, moving at a pace that coincides with the frenetic world we’re living in. Each offers their take and wax poetic over the things that they’ve seen; the injustice of poverty and the power’s that orchestrate the chaos. Run the Jewels for President: [LISTEN] – J.M.

Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)

Savages – ‘The Answer

Savages-Adore-LifeWe’ll never be immune to those reminding us to carpe diem the shit out of a day. Some are just more convincing. If this weren’t the Internet Age these razor-cut London women would be arena warriors of a Nirvana-like seismic shift in music as weaponry. But because of Age Internet Jehnny Beth’s sorceress howl is that much more vital to those who’ve forgotten that love is for the taking, not waiting: [LISTEN] – G.P.

The Answer

Serengeti – ‘Dust Ruff

serengeti-dust-ruff-videoLike the Bukowski of rap, Geti King just keeps on grinding; not because he has to but because he knows no other way. The stream of conscious flow is a return to form as it’s more straight ahead than the Kenny Dennis material. His flow is effortless and the words that pour forth are honest and entertaining. A lyricist who pulls inspiration from any and everywhere: [LISTEN] – J.M.

Dust Ruff

Sleater-Kinney – ‘Bury Our Friends

Sleater-Kinney - 'No Cities to Love' album artThere are a lot of “worr[ies],” “nerve[s],” and even some self-loathing in Brownstein and Tucker’s joint confessional, but they refuse to buckle under the weight of sexist, societal, and possibly ageist pressures to just ‘behave’ and be tame. Plus, the main, chorused and harmonized guitar riff is just undeniably awesome: [LISTEN] – K.E.Bury Our Friends

Speedy Ortiz – ‘Raising the Skate

Speedy Ortiz - 'Foil Deer' album artLyricist Sadie Dupuis tackled a lot of issues in this one. On its surface, it’s a feminist anthem from Dupuis’ own perspective as a frontwoman who’s sick of suffering sexist assholes. After tackling that, she also hints at past internal band struggles and admits some vulnerability — she, like most of us, still hates conflict and often has to “walk around the block again,” “til [she] feel[s] cool and straight” just to deal: [LISTEN] – K.E.

Raising the Skate

Sufjan Stevens – ‘John My Beloved

sufjan-stevens-155560-carrie-lowellMastering white space, Sufjan returned to his golden melody roots on the most relentless self-mined hymnal project of the year in Carrie & Lowell, hovering in ear-side, piano pedals woven into vocal overdubs and breaths of air that all confide in a kind of eternal question of faith, love, a higher being, things that outlast your skin, things that the man is able to build from shards of glass like no one else in folk: [LISTEN] – G.P.

John My Beloved

Titus Andronicus – ‘I Lost My Mind

screen-shot-2015-07-20-at-12-54-51-pmOf all the 29 tracks on this 93-minute rock opera through the caverns of frontman Patrick Stickles’ well-known manic depression, “I Lost My Mind” kicks open the door to ‘crazy’ in the most accessible fashion. Of course the biggest message here is there is no ‘crazy’ in the outcast sense of the word, but rather just a reveal of what Stickles and every punk band has known since the dawn of the amp — craziness is next to godliness: [LISTEN] – G.P.

I Lost My Mind

Torche – ‘Annihilation Affair

Torche - 'Restarter' album artHumanity finally offs itself, just like we’ve been trying so desperately to do for ages. But, in this sci-fi music video, the suicide is achieved by an A.I. we created to do our dirty work (but realized we were, of course, the dirty work). What better way to soundtrack the apocalypse than arguably the sludgiest track of the year? The lyrics are short and to the point, as if to say “what did you expect?:” [LISTEN] – K.E.

Annihilation affair

Tree G – ‘Don’t E’en Kare

tree-dont-een-kareTree G is a juggernaut, a seasoned artist who doesn’t pussyfoot around a beat. His intent is clear from the jump and his gravely voice is like a bulldozer clearing the way. He doesn’t want anyone to misconstrue what he’s in this for, and he’s reminding folks that it’s not about the hype so much as it is about taking care of his priorities and leaving his mark on the game: [LISTEN] – J.M.

Don’t E’en Kare

Unicode – ‘Up All Night (2 Get Schwifty)

Unicode - 'Up All Night (2 Get Schwifty)' single artLike every year, 2015 had its fair share of solid memes; the best known was probably “True Survivor.” But, a more under-the-radar SoundClown track that takes the meme cake has got to be this mash of irreverent, badly-improvised lyrics from Rick and Morty’s “Get Schwifty” over the a cover of the 2013 Daft Pharrell hit. Plus, it’s only a minute long—“TS”’s 4:04 is too long for essentially a one-note gag: [LISTEN] – K.E.

Up All Night (2 Get Schwifty)

Veruca Salt – ‘Empty Bottle

Veruca Salt - 'Ghost Notes' album artThis is a sisterly love song of sorts between the VS’s co-lead lyricists; their rocky (and well-documented) past together finally gets patched up on this emotional track. It’s a straightforward quiet-loud power-ballad, but those quiet verses are so nostalgic and even heartbreaking. Tearful, apologetic reunions are just the best, aren’t they?: [LISTEN] – K.E.

Empty Bottle

Kurt Vile – ‘Life Like This

kurt-vile-162936-b-lieve-i-m-goin-downIf it were anyone else sermonizing a life lived “young and dumb” this year it would have been dismissed, but coming from Vile on this eternally chill piano-walk option from the impeccable Bosswave-ian b’lieve I’m going down, he is like Jay from Jay and Silent Bob tapping a burnout spirituality that everyone realizes isn’t burnout at all, it is concrete jungle meditation necessary, and available for free without judgement: [LISTEN] – G.P.

Life Like This

Wavves – ‘My Head Hurts

Wavves - 'V' album artV didn’t get the attention it deserved, both because Wavves has aged past new ‘it’ thing, and also because Wavves’ major label (unsurprisingly) delayed its release gratuitously. It’s a shame, because this is some of the catchiest surf-pop they’ve ever made. While using drugs as a metaphor for an intoxicating paramour and vice versa is nothing new, you can’t tell which is the metaphor in this slightly dark shade of what Nathan Williams does best: [LISTEN] – K.E.

My Head Hurts

Saul Williams – ‘Burundi

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 7.56.13 PMAlways an outspoken voice and a man who dedicates his life to exposing social injustices. The song was released before the president of Burundi attempted to rewrite the constitution, making it that much more prophetic. Saul Williams is one of the few artists who has been advocating for social change long before it was en vogue, and this is yet another chapter in his noble crusade: [LISTEN] – J.M.

Burundi

Your Old Droog – ‘The Dustiest

Your-Old-Droog-The-DustiestWe’ve all had those days when we look in the mirror and been appalled by the train wreck looking back at us. Some folks run from that truth, but Old Droog puts it in his lyrical pipe and smokes it to no end; if we all did that maybe we wouldn’t be as self-absorbed as we are now. The song is short and simple, but as funky as a pair of gym socks: [LISTEN] – J.M.

The Dustiest