Jon Tanners

A wayfaring stranger trying to make cool things before I die.

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5 On It: Shapes in the Static

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered... Read more »

Video Premiere: Jordan Raf – “Asphalt”

The video for L.A.-based singer Jordan Raf’s “Asphalt” feels as if it could be the opening credits for a snuff film art-directed by a Tumblr... Read more »

Premiere: SneakGuapo – “Known Assassin”

Seattle rapper SneakGuapo’s new single “Known Assassin” stands on the hulking shoulders of a hypnotic beat that could make some rappers sound like titans and... Read more »

Premiere: Trapo – “Cards & Conversation”

17-year-old Madison, Wisconsin rapper Trapo’s voice transmits an impressive amount of emotional depth with each line delivered. On new single “Cards & Conversation,” he addresses a serious,... Read more »

5 On It: In Our Hearts

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered... Read more »

Stream the Premiere of JuegoTheNinety and Flash Giordani’s “He’s Asian, I’m Black” EP

Over the past year, JuegoTheNinety and Flash Giordani have proven themselves to be two of the more emotive, idiosyncratic rappers from Baltimore’s rising crop of... Read more »

Premiere: Janelle Kroll – “Down To You (My Confidante)”

The primary issue with so many covers that find success on Hypem and in the blogosphere spin cycle: They traffic in gimmickry or shock value,... Read more »

5 On It: Born Like This

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered... Read more »

5 On It: The Out Sound Comes In

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered... Read more »

Premiere: Transviolet – “Girls Your Age”

L.A.-based quartet Transviolet’s “Girls Your Age” feels born of Lana Del Rey’s still unfurling legacy, a dark synth-pop ode to living fast and free, avoiding... Read more »

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