Kamasi Washington: Heaven And Earth [Album Review]

Kamasi Washington Heaven And Earth Young Turks [2018] Who: Kamasi Washington is a multi-instrumentalist and producer born and raised in Los Angeles. He grew up playing jazz in the city’s storied Leimert Park neighborhood. Forming his first band, the Young Jazz Giants, with Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, Ronald Bruner, Jr. and Cameron Graves in high school, … Read more

Kamasi Washington – “Street Fighter Mas” [Video]

Kamasi Washington has returned with his sophomore album Heaven and Earth which is released tomorrow via Young Turks. This new video for “Street Fighter Mas” was directed by A.G. Rojas and features famed Street Fighter legends Gootecks, Combofiend and one of Washington’s Los Angles heroes—Kevin Gilliam a.k.a. BattleCat, a longtime collaborator of Dr. Dre, Snoop and Tupac Shakur.

No big surprise but the video was inspired by Washington’s love of the Street Fighter video game and depicts Washington’s adventure through Los Angeles en route to an epic battle to claim the title of champion against Combofiend. This track and video have true swagger!

The xx: I See You [Album Review]

The xx I See You Young Turks [2017] Fire Note Says: The xx takes a big step forward on I See You. Album Review: The xx, the London trio consisting of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, have released their third album, and their first in five years. Of course, Smith’s 2015 release … Read more