A$AP Ferg, Still Striving | Top 5 Songs


★★★★ East coast rapper A$AP Ferg comes back strong with his third studio album, ‘Still Striving.’ One word: bangers.   Cutting right to the chase, A$AP Ferg didn’t have the most success with his sophomore album, Always Strive and Prosper.  Despite an awesome title and some solid moments (“Hungry Ham!”), folks did not partake of…

Highlights: Alicia Keys, ‘Here’


★★★ Alicia Keys aims for big, socially conscious ideas on her sixth studio album ‘Here.’ Those ideas aren’t always executed seamlessly, however. Alicia Keys tends to take her time when it comes to releasing new albums.  Here, her sixth album, arrives four years after her last (Girl on Fire).  Here is different from previous Keys…

11 Songs Where the Innuendo is Out of Control


Selena Gomez told the world that she “couldn’t keep her hands to herself.”  Gomez’s lack of control perfectly captures the sentiment of the 11 songs selected on this playlist that lack control of their sexual appetites.

25 Best Rap Songs of 2015


After flexing my muscles (writing, not biceps) and compiling the best songs and best albums of 2015, how about diving into genres? Here’s a quickie – 25 Best Rap Songs of 2015. Are there some ‘best’ songs that didn’t get loving from yours truly? Probably, but that’s life, and life’s a five-letter word that rhymes…

Rap 2015, By The Numbers (So Far)


Last week, Brent Music Reviews was ‘blessed’ with R&B in 2015, By The Numbers (So Far). This week, enjoy the more fruitful Rap 2015, By the Numbers (So Far). The differences in the streaming and sales impact of rap in 2015 are dramatic. That said everyone knows that hip-hop has been one/if not the most…

Selena Gomez’s “Good For You” Is ‘Average for You’ At Best


Should Gomez leave the whole music thing along? Methinks. Selena Gomez • “Good For You” (feat. A$AP Rocky) • Interscope • Release Date: June 22, 2015 There are many times when being an objective music critic/journalist is tough – let’s keep it totally real people! Going into a new Selena Gomez single/song/album is particularly arduous,…