Here we go again. Kodak Black’s second joint of 2017, following his March 31st release of “Painting Pictures”. Okay, let’s break it down. The project begins with a lengthy intro in the form of ‘Versatile’. On this track, we witness many references to his self-doubts, along with doubters of his career as a whole. ‘Change […]Read more "Project Review: Project Baby 2"
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 […]Read more "Project Reviews: 4:44"
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 […]Read more "A Hot Take on Music Festivals"
Kodak Black presents his first studio album, and boy is there a lot to talk about.Read more "Project Reviews: Painting Pictures"
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’ […]Read more "All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$ Expectations: Will Joey’s Sophmore Album Elevate Him to a New Level?"
Prior to 2012, Drake had flirted with a set of mixtapes until ultimately releasing his first two studio albums (“Thank Me Later” and “Take Care”). The sound of early Drake was that of softer bars and melodic hooks that left him with the nickname of “Heartbreak Drake”. His “So Far Gone” mixtape largely propelled him […]Read more "When Drake’s Sound Really Changed: The Founding of the OVO Label"
With one of the biggest pump fakes the rap industry has witnessed in a minute, the roman numeral “4” recently posted on Kendrick Lamar’s Instagram alluded to his dropping of “The Heart Part 4”. While the post sent shock-waves across the industry in hopes of its allusion to his fourth studio album, the song did […]Read more "The Resurrection: King Kendrick is Back"