E.S.G. most definitely left their mark on popular music.
An acronym which stands for Emerald Sapphire & Gold, E.S.G.
…Otherwise known as, “that one song that was in every other movie and television show in the late ’90s with a mysterious, brooding female lead.”
Esthero was the duo of Toronto singer Jenny-Bea Englishman and Canadian-born, Minnesota-raised producer Martin “Doc” McKinney, who in the late ’90s came together to create a classic record in Breath From Another, a simmering, trip-hoppish affair in the vein of Morcheeba or Sneaker Pimps.
I’m so happy David Dallas is back.
Though his last name is Dallas (real name, no gimmicks), D-dot ain’t from Texas, but hails from the faraway land of New Zealand, and if the rest of NZ hip-hop is this tight, I need to make a visit damn near yesterday.
Bring the funk.
The Menahan Street Band, named after a street in Bushwick, Brooklyn where founder Thomas Brenneck lived at the time, is a funk band composed of Brenneck and musicians from other notable funk / soul outfits like the Budos Band and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.
“Now this ain’t funny, so don’t you dare laugh it’s, just another case about the wrong path…”
Originally known as the Rhythm Blunt Cru, the trio of Yogi (…the bear?), Chaddio, and The Mighty Ha (Ha) shortened their name to the simple and iconic CRU (which I admit, makes for a nice album cover) for their first and only album, Da Dirty 30.
Best way to sum up A$AP Rocky? Young, black, and don’t give a fuck.
Coming out of Harlem, Rocky has caught a lot of attention and praise quickly over the past few years, known for his laid back demeanor, laconic delivery, and spaced-out vibe.