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  Written by David Nazario In collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society and in celebration of their 25th anniversary, Hip Hop radio pioneers Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia participated in a screening of their documentary, STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, followed by a question and answer session hosted by […]

3 Sneakers Dropping This Weekend


1. Highs and Lows X Reebok Ventilator:  Dropping this Saturday, November 21st, in celebration of the Highs and Lows 25th anniversary, the Highs and Lows collaborated with Reebok Ventilator and will be available exclusively for Highs and Lows online and in stores. They will also be available at select Reebok retailers.         […]

Mute Music Moment of the Day: ‘Basketball & Seinfeld’ by Your Old Droog

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Today’s Mute Music Moment of the Day is “Basketball & Seinfeld” by Your Old Droog.  On “Basketball & Seinfeld” Droog pays homage to the show with a groovy instrumental reminiscent of the bass of the Seinfeld theme song, while rapping about his innocent, younger days playing basketball and watching Seinfeld in the 90s. Check it out […]

Hangout Fest Announces 2016 Lineup Early


Hangout Fest fans were recently surprised when the 2016 lineup was released earlier than usual. The lineup includes The Weeknd, Florence + the Machine, Calvin Harris, Alabama Shakes, Ellie Goulding, Walk the Moon and Fetty Wap, among others. The festival takes place from May 20-22 on the public beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Three-day weekend passes […]

‘Arriving’ by BENJAMIN (Album Review)


Last week New York based indie funk band BENJAMIN released their debut album, Arriving, off of their New York-based record label Cherries Records. The album dives into deep 1980s funk and soul by utilizing live instrumentation to create music that feels like it was taken straight out of 1985. Synthesizers, piano, guitar, horns, etc, make […]

Mute Music Moment of the Day: ‘My Complex Thoughts’ by D. Will

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Today’s Mute Music Moment of the Day is “My Complex Thoughts” by D. Will, from Reading, Pa. On “My Complex Thoughts” D. Will expresses some of his everyday thoughts over a minimal piano driven beat.  Check it out and let us know what you think on twitter @mutemag.

Justin Bieber: ‘Purpose’ Album Review


Written by John Zabala Purpose finds Justin Bieber addressing his fans about his past mistakes and everything that happened to him in the span of one year. “Mark My Words”, the album opener, sounds like a mission statement and a declaration for his fans that reads: #InBiebsWeTrustAgain. What stands out the most about the album, […]

Mute Music Moment of the Day: ‘Only You’ by Ishdarr

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Today’s Mute Music Moment of the day is “Only You” by Ishdarr.  It is one of the standout tracks off the Old Soul Young Spirit mixtape he dropped earlier this year.  The song has an electric instrumental with a beautiful sample, that allows Ishdarr to bring his vivid lyricism to the forefront.  Stream the song below and let us […]

The Incredible True Story: Logic’s Sci-Fi Album Thriller


Written by John Zabala When I first heard Logic’s debut album Under Pressure, I was expecting the return of ’90s Hip Hop’, for a new generation. However, honestly, I was disappointed with Logic’s album. The reason? It didn’t feel like Logic. It felt like a talented MC trying to be accepted by those around him. […]

3 Reasons Why Missy Elliot’s ‘WTF’ Video Is Better Than Your Favorite Video


Written by John Zabala It goes without saying that Missy Elliott’s comeback single, “WTF” is critically acclaimed. However, what also stands out is the funky new single’s eccentric, futuristic-meets-old-school video. Here’s three reasons why Missy Elliott’s “WTF” video is better than your favorite video ever was. 1. It’s Classic Missy Missy Elliott has been an […]