It’s a week for deeper listeners, with albums from a number of newcomers or below-the-radar-regulars hitting shelves. We chose a few of the more notable records to spin though, and here’s what we thought.
Everybody’s talking about the new season of Top Chef, which, as you’ve probably heard, is set in New England. We had Chef Chef Dante de Magistris of Dante in studio this morning to talk Top Chef and food and to eat pumpkin ravioli. Well, he made the pumpkin ravioli. We ate it. And it was delicious. More
So-called “conscious” hip-hop has fallen off in recent years, and that’s because it rapidly becomes a cliche. It’s basically the slam poetry of rap music – and that sort of relentless #staywoke reflection is easy to lampoon. This makes it difficult for new lyrical thinkers to break through, but on his new tape “How Gardens Grow,” Kentucky rapper Allen Poe proves that some are worth reading beyond the cover. More