Project Reviews: 4:44

A 47-year old Shawn Carter coming off of marriage controversies and a few Khaled collaborations…what could we expect? I can say that most of us expected WRONG. Jay’s 13th studio album, which came at us 10 tracks deep, proved to shatter expectations and made it clear that age never phased Jigga’s lyrical prowess. The project […]

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A Hot Take on Music Festivals

We all know what goes down. You hit your daily social media feed, scroll down your average timeline of mirror pictures and inspirational quotes, and then something just catches your eye. You see a list of your favorite artists, and quickly click on the post. The post is about a music festival, and there’s a […]

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All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$ Expectations: Will Joey’s Sophmore Album Elevate Him to a New Level?

Joey Badass’ career has been largely under-the-radar until his May 2016 release of the single “Devastated” topped charts nationwide. While his debut mixtape, “1999” gave promise to the Brooklyn rapper’s eventual career, it never gained serious public notoriety and topped out at a modest 38th on Complex’s best albums of 2012. 2013 came with Badass’ […]

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An Homage to the late Phife Dawg

Today is a rather somber day in hip-hop, but one that comes with celebrating the life of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor. March 22nd, 2017 marks a year since the Queens lyricist passed away, but media outlets far and wide will look to today to promote his outstanding legacy. Along with fellow MCs Jarobi White, Ali […]

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