If this flew under your radar like it did ours, you’re in for a treat.
Milton dropped a new EP called Tabestry: Prelaps back in June, building on a catalog of organic, eclectic hip hop that first roped us deep into his world last summer. The record marks the first in a series of six “tabs” that will be released by the Philly musician.
Philly rapper Voss has shared his new music video for the song “Respect My Mind” from his album Insatiable, featuring Milton.
On “Respect My Mind,” Voss speaks of understanding and appreciation for others at the same time telling people not to fuck with him, while Milton takes slick hook duties. The video features performances by the duo along with a humorous interlude of them sitting down with a rude record exec before telling him off. Continue reading →
I could sit here and regale you with stories and stats about the Prison-Industrial Complex all day, but is that going to do anything? Even for the most #woke among us, it’s hard to know where to start to deal with something as massively unassailable as a for-profit prison system that funnels young lives straight into jails. But—much like music—it’s best to start with stories. Sunday night at World Cafe Live, Philly organization Beyond the Bars hit home with a massive benefit show incorporating both to strike back.
By going into prisons and teaching music to incarcerated youth, Beyond the Bars staff and volunteers are able to bring hope and respite to members of society that most people have already written off as a loss. “Even though they’re in prison, they’re still people, man. Just people,” said Bars staff member Christopher Thornton. Continue reading →
Beyond The Bars is a program that benefits music education for incarcerated youth in Philadelphia. Their programs consist of providing instruments and music lessons to “empower young men and women as they navigate the criminal justice system.” Beyond The Bars was founded by Matthew Kerr, Eric Ammon, Brian Thomas, and Christopher Thornton. The organization has been gaining momentum and was recently featured on WHYY. Continue reading →
Bringing a crew of grassroots musicians from the Philly hiphop scene on a week-long bus trip to Atlanta for the A3C conference is a big undertaking in itself; Will Toms totally understands that their local fans might not necessarily be able to tag along.
“Most people who know about us and care about the project are not able to make the trip down there,” says Toms, creative director of RECPhilly, who is sponsoring the Support Philly Music showcase at the 11th annual hiphop conference next month. “So this is our way of giving back to Philly, giving it a chance to see what we’re showcasing down there.” Continue reading →
Philly R&B singer and rapper Milton is on a roll. Chosen as the Best R&B Artist of the Year at the Tristate Indie Music Awards in April, and coming off a stellar performance at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival in July, he quickly turned around a new single from his forthcoming album. Continue reading →
Philly’s Milton recently dropped by WXPN for an instudio concert with Joie Kathos, Armani White and the RecPhilly squad. Now he’s back with a Rob Devious-produced single called “Energy” that shows off his smooth and powerful vocals even more. Continue reading →
Philadelphia soul singer Milton made a big impression on the XPNFest crowd this summer during his Friday evening performance. With the sun sinking into the marina behind him, Milton played an engaging half hour set that you can listen to in its entirety here. Continue reading →
In his final song on the Marina Stage, Milton sang “are you feeling me… my energy” and the crowd definitely was. The local artist played songs from last year’s Simple Pleasure debut and few new ones from an upcoming LP dropping later this year as this year’s XPoNential Music Festival got underway.
XPN Fest artist Milton released a new single called “Surely.” Produced by the band’s keyboard player Rob Devious, the track blends sultry electronica with soulful analog sounds propelled by Milton’s vocals and a great saxophone sample. Download the song below and pick up passes for the XPoNential Music Festival here.