“More” Than Enough: Drake’s “More Life” – A Review

When you hear the lovely voice over a delicate piano open More Life, this soft opening demands an eye roll, but then Boi-1da’s production smacks you in the face with “Free Smoke”. The song's end wakes you up from a...

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Thoughts on Chuck Berry (1926-2017)

When you hear the guitar rev up “Johnny B. Goode”, Chuck Berry’s seminal song, you immediately think, "Oh yeah! I’ve heard that before!” It’s not only introducing your ears to one of rock’s greatest songs, but it's also introducing you...

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Bae-sick Rappers

There's a certain hunger required in order for anyone to succeed at what they're passionate about. When it comes to rappers, you can feel that hunger through their music. This hunger, or thirst, makes them better artists because it fuels...

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Big Sean’s “I Decided” – A Review

Apologies for the hiatus. We back now, though. As of late, Big Sean has been one of the most successful rappers in the game. His 2015 studio release, Dark Sky Paradise was one of his most enjoyable albums to date with...

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Mike Tyson’s “If You Show Up” Video (WTFDIJW)

What the f*ck did I just watch (WTFDIJW)?  If you don't know what's going on between rapper Soulja boy and r&b singer Chris Brown, here are the broad strokes: They got beef. They kept going back and forth on Instagram dissing each...

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J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only – A Review

When I woke up this morning, trying to come to grips with the fact that I had to get out of bed and get ready for work, the song that popped into my head was J. Cole's "Neighbours". I have...

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The Weeknd’s Starboy – A Review

I don't really remember when I first heard The Weeknd sing. I know it was before he was featured on "Crew Love" from Drake's Take Care album. I was going through all the songs Drake was featured on when he was...

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We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service – A Review

We talked about this album on our podcast a few weeks back, but I still think it's worth writing...   I have a problem with the current state of hip-hop right now. I feel that today's rap is not as good as...

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Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” – A Review

When Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, released his first studio album Camp in 2011, many people were writing him off as another actor-turned-rapper with too much time on his hands. However, the funny thing about talent is that it's...

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Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 4 – A Review

Meek Mill makes me feel like a person who believes in a kid with tons of potential. A person who wants the kid to succeed and shine as much as possible, but the kid keeps making horrible choices, which leaves...

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