Daily Yinz – Deej – Top Boy

Pittsburgh singer/rapper Deej is back with "Top Boy," a single that you'll soon hear blaring from car windows all across the city. As far as I know, the song's title refers not to the British crime drama series, nor a child's version of the British clothing store, but instead to the object of Deej's affection, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Deej – Top Boy

Daily Yinz – Lucid Vizions – Notice Me (ft. Moo Wupp)

Pittsburgh's Out for Duckets Entertainment has a knack for summer romance tunes, with singer/rapper Lucid Vizions's "Notice Me" representing another breezy entry in the label's catalogue. Anyone who's ever had a crush on another person will feel this song, because it pines harder than a Christmas tree farm (terrible pun, I know). An understated instrumental … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lucid Vizions – Notice Me (ft. Moo Wupp)

Daily Yinz – KeyDaIntro – SummerBabyBlues (ft. Ensilence)

KeyDaIntro is a Pittsburgh singer, rapper, and producer whose debut album, Fleeting Thoughts, contains eight tracks of sumptuous, velvety R&B goodness. The music on Fleeting Thoughts creeps along like a bead of sweat dripping down a sauna-bound forehead, jazzy keyboards and snail's-pace percussion melting together into a semi-solid pool of late-June-afternoon energy. The slinky "SummerBabyBlues" … Continue reading Daily Yinz – KeyDaIntro – SummerBabyBlues (ft. Ensilence)

Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – Pills Interlude

In late May, Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Dejah Monea released her debut album, Flowers And Dopamine, a collection of sumptuous neo-soul tracks. "Pills Interlude," a Bryson Tiller-esque meditation on beauty standards, social pressures, negative self-talk, and pharmaceutical relief, glides by in a haze of chilly synths and moth's wing hi-hats. Monea scrolls through her timeline on social … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – Pills Interlude

Daily Yinz – ALONA – 999999999

Spectral R&B duo ALONA returns with a new single, "999999999." Leaning further into the murky depths that were plumbed on January's R.E.D, "999999999" drifts by in a subaqueous haze, muted synth tones blending with ghostly, disjointed vocals until they become one swirling entity. There's some ambient clatter in the background that reminds me of rattling … Continue reading Daily Yinz – ALONA – 999999999

Daily Yinz – Isis – Rack$ On Me

Isis is a Pittsburgh-based hip-hop artist whose gritty, aspirational debut single, "Rack$ on Me," dropped in April. The song is a melancholy, piano-led ballad featuring autobiographical verses packed with stark, specific details, and a refrain that re-imagines your standard money boast as a mantra for future success. Isis talks about growing up scrappy, remembering "nights … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Isis – Rack$ On Me

Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – F*ck You Very Much

Dejah Monea is a Pittsburgh singer/songwriter who recently dropped one of the more scathing breakup tracks I've heard in a while. "Fuck You Very Much" is a smooth, slow-burn rebuke of a lyin', cheatin' partner, an archetype as old as music itself. Monea is mad as hell at someone, and she's willing to go into … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – F*ck You Very Much

Daily Yinz – Aysie – Memory Lane

Aysie is a Pittsburgh singer, rapper, and songwriter who has dropped some excellent singles over the past few years. Aysie, like Nas did 26 years ago, takes listeners on a trip down "Memory Lane" with a rough track that dropped on her Soundcloud several weeks back. An instrumental built around glassy synth, grumbling bass, and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Aysie – Memory Lane

Everything I Have Ever Wanted To Be – A Q+A With The Supremely Smooth Sierra Sellers

Photo by Ashli Sjolander Sierra Sellers is a Pittsburgh singer/songwriter whose cool, confident music draws from the sounds of neo-soul, hip-hop, and house. Fresh off being named an artist to watch by NPR, she dropped the groovy Ophelia EP in late March. She was kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check … Continue reading Everything I Have Ever Wanted To Be – A Q+A With The Supremely Smooth Sierra Sellers

Daily Yinz – Chandra Rhyme – Relate

Pittsburgh singer/rapper/songwriter Chandra Rhyme (fka Rhyme) is back with a breezy new single. "Relate" establishes a vibe slightly different from the hard-edged raps of 2019's Goin' Up, opting instead for an easygoing springtime sway. Chandra, her voice settled into a cushion made of pillowy synths and decorated with sprigs of Marvin Gaye wah-wah notes, urges … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Chandra Rhyme – Relate