Weekend Spins 3/17/18

Weekend Spins is back with another quick rundown of Friday’s notables. From a birthday celebration to a salute to a city tested by flood waters, TripleOT has the hook up for your music needs. Chuck Strangers – Consumers Park Don’t let the eerily dark intro to Consumers Park paint your only picture of Chuck Strangers. Reminiscent of the pitched-down vocals from Bastard-era Tyler, the Creator … Continue reading Weekend Spins 3/17/18

Chris Paul has legendarily sticky fingers and no one seems to care

The NBA is a brotherhood. Players are quick to shout-out others successes, as evidenced by Josh Richardson’s levitating after a Rodney McGruder three.    Levitate levitate levitate… A post shared by Brandon Johnson (@bjtripleot) on Mar 15, 2018 at 3:10pm PDT Surprisingly, that same brotherhood has seemed to ignore a career milestone for one of the league’s most vocal players: Chris Paul. During Thursday’s game … Continue reading Chris Paul has legendarily sticky fingers and no one seems to care

August Greene Unearth the Roses from the Concrete – Review

If Kendrick Lamar is this generation’s refreshing kale-berry smoothie, then August Greene is its deep-roasted coffee. Augmented by a certain maturity that no artificial sweetener could replicate, the supergroup formed by Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper is continuing the story freshly laid by 2015s To Pimp A Butterfly. That’s not to say August Greene is late to the race called black expression – quite … Continue reading August Greene Unearth the Roses from the Concrete – Review

Jamal Murray reinsipres Lakers' bloodlust

Jamal Murray re-inspired bloodlust in 20,000 Los Angelenos

Visitors to the Staples Center haven’t had much to cheer for since April 13, 2016. Kobe Bryant’s final game set in motion a new era in Los Angeles, one guided by youth and rebuilding that is taking years to manifest into a winning product. Little did they know, Jamal Murray was to become a local fan favorite. Three months ago in Denver, Murray nonchalantly dribbled … Continue reading Jamal Murray re-inspired bloodlust in 20,000 Los Angelenos

The Raptors devour Rockets’ win streak and 3-ball en route to victory

How do you challenge the NBA-best Houston Rockets? You beat them at their own game. In a night that celebrated Toronto Raptors’ representative Drake and his OVO brand, the Raptors paced the night’s shooting efforts while quelling those of the Rockets. The three ball is the Rockets’ most heralded offensive threat. More than Clint Capella’s thunderous jams, or Chris Paul and James Harden’s ankle-slashing crossovers, … Continue reading The Raptors devour Rockets’ win streak and 3-ball en route to victory

Drake announces new album amidst Raptors-Rockets game

What could overshadow the Toronto Raptors’ potentially win-streak ending victory over the Houston Rockets? A Drake album announcement. Midway through the first half, Drake took the floor to hype the crowd during Toronto’s scheduled “Drake Night”. Showing no love for his second/third/fourth/nth home Houston, Drake assured Toronto would come out on top. But more importantly, he nonchalantly slipped in an album announcement too. “I’m working … Continue reading Drake announces new album amidst Raptors-Rockets game

Weekend Spins 3/9/2018

Well overdue for another installment of Weekend Spins, let’s celebrate losing an hour of sleep this Sunday with a quick rundown of tapes you need to hear, and cuts you should avoid. Time is money! Polyester The Saint – American Muscle 5.0 As early as the second track of Polyester’s latest tape, he’s busy hunting for, “Where the party at?” Channeling the fervent spirit of … Continue reading Weekend Spins 3/9/2018

Maxo Kream Punken Album art

Maxo Kream re-inspires realness on debut album Punken – Review

Rap’s infatuation with realness is insurmountable. An indelible part of the culture, there’s a lengthy list of young prospects and veteran artists that fell victim to its elusive pursuit. That same authenticity, is often exaggerated for commercial success – look no further than 21 Savage, whose sinister persona fuels track after track of trapping out of ‘bandos and navigating deathly corridors in a similar fashion … Continue reading Maxo Kream re-inspires realness on debut album Punken – Review

LaMelo Ball, Marvin Bagley, Zion WIlliamson

NBA’s one-and-done rule could be coming to an end

The NBA announced Monday that it is entertaining a revision to the one-and-done rule that relegates draft prospects to a one-year break between high school and the NBA. Following a massive FBI investigation of the NCAA regarding player eligibility and funding, commissioner Adam Silver took a proactive stance in addressing the prep to pro path. LaVar Ball and his sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo also pushed … Continue reading NBA’s one-and-done rule could be coming to an end

New Music: Larry June’s You’re Doing Good

After premiering the lead single, “Healthy” earlier this year, Larry June dropped his newest tape, You’re Doing Good, March 2, 2018. The 10-track tape features Chuck Inglish, Jazz Cartier, TYuS, and Ye Ali. Loaded with bassy bangers, the mixtape has a clear Atlanta influence, in contrast to the sample-heavy sound June explored on 2016s Orange Season. Stream You’re Doing Good below: Continue reading New Music: Larry June’s You’re Doing Good