Daily Yinz – Benji. – Jorja

Benji. returns with a languid dance track called "Jorja." Rather than coast off the success of 2021's Smile, You're Alive!, Benji. pulls a switch-up on his latest single, forgoing his previous album's soulful rave-ups and meditative ballads in favor of a "Passionfruit"-style toe-tapper (produced by Nice Rec, Gianni Carter, and Damon Steele) built around flickering … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Benji. – Jorja

Daily Yinz – Driving While Black Records – Love & Trust

DWB labelmates Jordan Montgomery, JM the Poet, and Livefromthecity join forces for Back In Business, their first collaborative EP since 2019's Support Black Business. Like the rest of the EP, lead single "Love & Trust" is produced by Live himself, operating under his Low Key Flame tag. The track's instrumental is simple--nothing more than a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Driving While Black Records – Love & Trust

Daily Yinz – Hardo x Deezlee – Depend on Me

Hardo and Deezlee, who make up one of Pittsburgh hip-hop's most formidable partnerships, deliver a painfully honest reflection on the carceral system. "Depend on Me," inspired directly by the two artists' life experiences, takes the form of a back-and-forth between close friends--one locked up and the other free. Backed by plucked acoustic guitar and ghostly … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hardo x Deezlee – Depend on Me

Daily Yinz – Ramon Yancey – Empathy

Motormouthed rapper Ramon Yancey returns with something even more DIY than a mixtape: a SoundCloud playlist called Okaywein. Ever since I heard Yancey annihilating beats on "Haunting" (a 2019 collaboration with Shamar), he's reminded me of André 3000. It's not an exact one-to-one (I don't even know if Yancey has been to Atlanta before), but … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Ramon Yancey – Empathy

Daily Yinz – HUBBS – Solar Rishi (feat. Shad Ali)

HUBBS's latest project, Winston Zeddemoore, contains his usual array of intricate wordplay, with bars interlocking like pieces in an astral puzzle. While Zeddemoore may be named after an everyman who famously signed on to bust ghosts in 1984, the album sees HUBBS bust rhymes instead. There aren't a ton of features on here, but when … Continue reading Daily Yinz – HUBBS – Solar Rishi (feat. Shad Ali)

Daily Yinz – Dewey Markie & BrothaMans – Life Is Good

Rappers Dewey Markie and BrothaMans run it back for the second installment of their Kin Folk EP series. The two emcees are natural teammates, working in tandem to create a spirited, aspirational tone that pervades Kin Folk II's eight tracks. There's a lot of striving happening here; Brotha and Dewey display a single-minded focus on … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Dewey Markie & BrothaMans – Life Is Good

Daily Yinz – Corrine Jasmin – Missed Connections

Although she may currently reside in New York, multimedia artist Corrine Jasmin has strong Pittsburgh ties, having been a fixture in the city's creative community before relocating. Jasmin's debut EP, Fever Dream Insomniac (released in November), explores themes of reckoning--with self, with grief, with love--through an immersive blend of spoken word, hip-hop, and electronic styles. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Corrine Jasmin – Missed Connections

Daily Yinz – Arsinel x Yorel Tifsim – FARFETCHED

Arsinel and Yorel Tifsim, two of the city's most hypnotic hip-hop artists, team up for STRICTLY4THEBUGOUTS. Arsinel handles the album's production, while Tifsim contributes pitched-down raps and voiceovers. Arsinel's instrumentals are short on percussion and long on velvety atmosphere, unfurling slowly like puffs of cigar smoke across a backroom poker table, and Tifsim's dazed musings, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Arsinel x Yorel Tifsim – FARFETCHED