Two Tiffanys celebrating what they love by giving it a stage and using their voices to spread the word.


Birthday Boys – “Birthday Boys”

(@illmaculate @marvwon)
From Portland and Detroit, respectively, emcees Illmaculate and Marv Won have teamed up to become the Birthday Boys, and they are releasing a 7-track self-titled EP on their shared birthday, February 4th. On the title track here, the duo exchanges confident and clever verses over a hypnotic and soulful boom bap beat. I love their playfulness on the track, their grimy bars pack a lyrical punch, flows are precise and effortless, and the beat is fresh. After listening to this song on repeat for over 20 minutes, I am most definitely looking forward to hearing the rest. Stream the song for free below, and hit up the Bandcamp link to pre-order the EP that was produced entirely by Los Angeles-based Calvin Valentine.


Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.