A borrowed track from King Krule’s track, “Out Getting Ribs”, sped up and mixed with clever raps was my first earful of Ivy Sole. That track goes by the name of “All Mine” from Sole’s 2016 debut mixtape Eden.

Ivy is a master of using something borrowed, bring blues, and…

Lately I have been on a Grentea Peng binge. With their new single “Nah it ain’t the same” popping up has drove me back into my obsession with the r&b, reggae, neo-soul goddess.

First introduction to Greentea was through a Colors performance for their single “Downers”. The South East Londoner…

Iron and Wine vibes flood my mind as I listen to “Lake Ontario” track off of Adrian Prath’s album that goes by the same name.

“Rupert Station” catches my ear as a groovy, repetitive, and catchy chorus. A declaration of not wanting to feel how he’s feeling for a lover…

RIP MF DOOM

Let’s just get this out the way, 2020 was a shit year. But, one discovery, I found that I actually like it best when our favorite artists are locked up with no tour dates or other social obligations. It just makes for banging inspiration!

We have also…

Whether Azomali is taking in Colombia’s beauty, while admiring ancestral sounds or stepping through New York City streets, he stays keeping it true to both sides. Although he raps in Spanish with flare and sprinkles in English, his tongue whips back and forth between the Colombian ancestors and NYC legends…

Chelsea Monet has been on the music scene since 2009, and hasn’t stopped since!

I had the pleasure of viewing a live performance in East Los Angeles by Chelsea Monet, alongside Sema and Xia Gemini in 2017.

After hearing that Monet was coming out with a new EP that they…

The spirit of music changes with the generation changes with the times, our movements, morals, mannerisms, and communal narratives.

Regardless of the times of mixed anger, violence, internet opinions, or movement personal end goals, I see music as a uniting force that pulls many together. These past three weeks, music…

Not only are these albums sick as fuck, but they got me through some quarantine blues and yellows, highs and lows, and serve soundtrack to my life during these bizzaro times.

As California begins to reopen, I thought I would share these delights with you.

Some are well known artists…

Taylor Watson

Taylor Listens: A Music Journal

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