It seems like the word “buzz” gets name-dropped more times than “fresh” did in the ’80s. The difference is “fresh” will always be cool. I’ll still refer to something as “fresh” just as The Beasties did back in the day, and buzz will always be just an empty word tossed around unless the new artist […]

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Sometimes hype is just that… hype. Too many times, artists packaged as the “next big thing” fail to live up to the premature “it” factor when their albums drop. I could name dozens upon dozens, but would rather focus on an artist who not only lives up to the acclaim he’s received throughout the year, […]

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