Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam: I Wonder If I Take You Home

Nashville's Hotel War, Lianne La Havas for Converse and a classic '80s #PrivateJam in our look at music this week

With a throwback to some seriously funky ’80s R&B, “I Wonder If I Take You Home” is this week’s #PrivateJam from Meyhem Lauren. “I chose this song because it’s one of the best songs ever, you just wouldn’t expect me to listen to it regularly,” explains the Queens rapper extraordinaire and member of Smart Crew (with Action Bronson). The incredibly smooth track, with its sexy …

Angel Olsen: Forgiven/Forgotten

Nashville's Hotel War, Lianne La Havas for Converse and a classic '80s #PrivateJam in our look at music this week

Missouri native and Chicago adoptee Angel Olsen has been on our radar since performing at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival. “Forgiven/Forgotten,” her first single off her upcoming album Burn Your Fire For No Witness (slated for February 2014 release) is a serious departure from her previous mostly acoustic album Half Way Home, which featured beautiful, stripped down folk songs. Now that Olsen has proven that …

Hotel War: Get Up

Nashville's Hotel War, Lianne La Havas for Converse and a classic '80s #PrivateJam in our look at music this week

Sometimes, the best music comes in the purest form. In this case it’s Nashville’s latest band to watch—Dayton, Ohio natives Hotel War—who are pure, dyed in the wool, no nonsense rockers. Opting for bluesy guitar riffs, hard-hitting drum solos, distorted bass lines and whiskey-drenched vocals, Hotel War are at once a contemporary culmination of various rock influences as well as a textbook definition of American …