March 2016


The Mic Check – New Hip-Hop This Week: 03/13/16

[soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] 1.)BUS RIDE – KAYTRANADA Infamous SoundCloud producer KAYTRANADA not only released a fantastic song this week, but also announced the release of his debut album 99.9%. The album reportedly features Anderson Paak, Goldlink, Vic Mensa, and Little Dragon; along with BADBADNOTGOOD, another producing giant. If the rest of […]


Stone Temple Pilots End Open Auditions For Vocalist

Stone Temple Pilots have closed open auditions in the search of a new vocalist to front the four-man band. Auditions opened in February nearly an exact month ago, allowing any singer, professional or just a fan, to submit an audition. After a fan-splitting yet successful return with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, the band is not ready to […]

CD Reviews

Album Review: Lil Yachty – Lil Boat

Lil Yachty seemingly dropped out of the sky. I, and most other people, had never heard of him until February 11th after the Yeezy Fashion Show/Life of Pablo Listening Party, where he played the role of a model, and was on stage with Young Thug and Ian Connor. Since then Yachty has had a lot of […]


[Altwire Interview] Lacey Sturm on ‘Life Screams’

Known to many as the original lead vocalist of the award-winning, multi-platinum rock band Flyleaf, vocalist Lacey Sturm‘s life story is one of true inspiration. An atheist for most of her youth, Lacey struggled to overcome the perils of depression, at one point contemplating taking her own life, till the day she found religion, a change she credits […]


Legacy of the Lyricist Vol. II – Wally West

This is exactly why I started blogging. This  is exactly why I sold my soul to the demons of online journalism and jumped into the abyss. This is why I finally allowed myself to be assimilated into this cesspool of Oz dwellers, where nothing is what it appears to be. As an indie hip-hop artist myself, I understand the frustration […]