Airborn Audio

Two members of Antipop Consortium are back. Well, that’s not exactly true because they never left—, they just took a small vacation from music stardom. Ex-members High Priest and M.Sayyid have teamed up, leaving old Antipop member Beans behind to bring what they had done once before to a much, much higher level. They call their new group Airborn Audio. Blasting through all stereoptypes of …

John Legend: Get Lifted

John Legend. As cliché as it may sound, a true legend was born with the release of Legend’s debut, “Get Lifted.” His sultry lyrics and somewhat gruff vocals combined with jazz piano, hip-hop beats, Latin-flavored horns and real-life stories make for some serious lip-smackin’ R&B. It doesn’t hurt that West produced the album and co-wrote a number of tracks. Or that Legend worked with Lauryn …

MC Lars: Joker or Superstar?

MC Lars, who went to Stanford University (but seems somehow connected to Scandinavia – he even has a song called “Straight Outta Stockholm”), is a little bit hip hop and a little bit pop rock (think Donny and Marie if they had emerged in 2005. No? Ok, I wasn’t buying it either). He’s as white as they come, but manages to rhyme pretty well, name-checking …