Tennyson: Ethereal, Morbid, Dreamy

Cover of Tennyson's new single, With You.

Synopsis: Tennyson is the fucking milk and cookies.

I’m going to try to conjure words to describe the sonic candy store that is Tennyson, and I’m going to fail. The precocious brother-sister duo hail from Canada and are 18 and 16, respectively. Though some have scoffed at their young age, most (myself included) see their teen-status as further evidence of their prodigious talent.

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What is “Art Rap”?

Cover of Open Mike Eagle's recent album, 'Dark Comedy'.

“I used to throw these sensitive parties for art rap. / No regrets, but I was foolish to start that. / Sophisticated fuckers left a bitch of a bar tab . . . / And now we just throw pizza parties.”

Open Mike Eagle

The above lyrics, from the song “the otherground pizza party” by milo and Open Mike Eagle, might represent the first time I was introduced to the term “art rap”. I can’t quite remember, but it happened sometime, about a year ago, when I was first delving into the ineffably fresh music of milo, based on the recommendation of a friend.

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21 Eccentric & Existence-Affirming Tweets From KOOL A.D.

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“HOW ABOUT INSTEAD OF READING THIS TWEET U JUST GO SIT AND CONTEMPLATE THIS EARTH’S NATURAL BEAUTY”
— KOOL A.D.

Most humans who encounter his work would likely agree that Victor Vazquez, better known by the moniker “KOOL A.D.”, is a walking unclassifiable, an eccentric and enigmatic presence in the modern rap scene and society at large. Fans of the rapper/artist would probably add that KOOL’s wildly unorthodox nature is precisely the reason they can’t get enough of him.

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