Articles by Al Gibson

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LEX the Lexicon Artist – Raging Ego Review

LEX stuns in her new Raging Ego release. Read below for more: At some point in its short history, Hip-Hop became extremely diverse. Back in the day, that means the late 80’s and 90’s for our readers who call Wiz Khalifa a throwback artist, Hip-Hop success was largely limited to artists who had “street-credibility.” Sure, […]

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[AltWire Interview] LEX The Lexicon Artist

Learn more about LEX The Lexicon Artist and her brand of ‘weird smart rap’ below! AltWire [Omayra]: So what can you tell me about yourself that you want your future fans to know? Lex the Lexicon Artist: I’m LEX The Lexicon Artist. I write weird smart rap. I’m from Taipei, Taiwan, and currently live in […]

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Gasparilla Music Festival Reveals The Roots and Father John Misty as Headliners

The Gasparilla Music Festival presented by Cigar City Brewing have unveiled the initial lineup of acts that will be performing at the 7th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival taking place March 10-11, 2018 in downtown Tampa. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks. The Roots will be headlining Saturday, March 10th and multiple 2018 Grammy® Award nominee, Father John Misty will […]

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Mojo Barnes – “Signs” Review

Hailing from Seattle, Washington Emcee Mojo Barnes blesses us with a short yet stellar EP encapsulating personal woes, pains, and monumental moments in five songs. Signs brings more to the table than just dope bars and witty punch lines; key example being “Blueberry” which gives Mojo Barnes the chance to release thoughts many can relate […]

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Ed Sheeran Conquers Spotify – Most Streamed in 2017

Photo Credit: Scott Legato / RockStarProPhotography.com Ed Sheeran fans now have an official reason to scream with joy, as if the singer is blessing them a 24-hour live performance. That’s because he is…via their iPhones and bedroom speakers! Ed Sheeran is Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2017 globally and the most streamed artist overall on […]

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AltWire Editorial: The Curious Case of Hip-Hop

Boom Bap. Trap. Lo-Fi. Mob Music. Although there are dozens of different styles of Hip-Hop, few outside of the Hip-Hop culture wouldn’t know it. It’s all “Rap Music” to them. Whatever style of is currently trending at the moment becomes the definition of Hip-Hop for the world.  That makes a lot of Hip-Hop artists angry.  […]

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Aramis – The Review of a Virtuoso

When we speak the word “Virtuoso”, we think about the classical greats: Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, etc. In good-natured bias, I did the same thing. Correction – used to do the same thing. Hip-Hop & Nerdcore Artist Aramis forced me to change my way of thinking in 3 seconds. I hadn’t even listened to the album […]

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Ish1da – AK-47 Ronin

Listen to and purchase AK-47 Ronin at ish1da.bandcamp.com  It is also available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Music. What is evolution? The dictionary defines evolution as the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form. In the musical dimension of the multiverse, evolution has just been re-defined by AK-47 […]

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Linkin Park – Heavy feat. Kiiara Review

  Chester Bennington just trolled every Linkin Park fan who was expecting to hear… …Chester Bennington. I mean the Chester that we’re used to. The Chester whose vocal presence was “one step closer to the edge”. But, that’s not a bad thing, as we see on the veteran band’s newest single, which is ironically titled […]