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…

25 Chart Takeaways: Alabama Shakes Top The Billboard 200


It was a good week for Alabama this week – both Alabama Shakes and Yelawolf came to play on the Billboard 200. Shawn Mendes downgraded while Sam Hunt upgraded. All those takeaways (and more) here for your partaking! 1) Alabama Shakes debut at #1 with its sophomore album, Sound & Color. 2) Furious 7 continues…

25 Chart Takeaways: Shawn Mendes Tops The Billboard 200


It was a big week for one young man – a really young man by the name of Shawn Mendes. 16 years old don’t normally score #1 albums, but don’t tell that to SM – he just did this week! That an more captivating, juicy, and succulent chart takeaways. Too much? 1) 16-year old Canadian…

25 Chart Takeaways: Wale Lands Second #1 Album


It feels so good to be Wale and take a second album to the top of the charts! It’s not so bad being the Furious 7 soundtrack or Ludacris – just not as a good as being Wale! Those chart takeaways and many more in this week’ 25 awesome chart takeaways! 1) Wale may have…

The Best Albums of 2015 – End of 1st Quarter Update


It is now April 2015 and the first quarter of the year has elapsed? How many big-time albums have been dropped between January 2015 and the end of March? The answer is several notable albums, with the top five definitely producing the heat. Here are 14 of the best albums of 2015 as of the…

Review: Action Bronson Shows Incredible Potential On Mr. Wonderful  


Action Bronson • Mr. Wonderful • Atlantic • US Release Date: March 23, 2015 The time has finally arrived for former XXL Magazine freshman Action Bronson – his major label debut Mr. Wonderful dropped in late March 15. Naturally, when a Caucasian MC arrives, the question still arises, how legit could this dude be? The…

Review: Mac Miller, ‘Watching Movies With the Sound Off’


Mac Miller⎪ Watching Movies With the Sound Off ⎪ Rostrum ⎪⎪ US Release Date: June 18, 2013 Official Website: www.macmillerofficial.com Introduction “In kindergarten, used to put some condoms in my cubby / in case one of these hoes tryna f**k me…” Hmm, not sure how a five-year old accomplishes that, but sure.  That’s Mac Miller; brash and filled…

A$AP Rocky Propels 2013 Off To A Quick Start


Big Release January Strategy (…It Sounded Cool) Rarely does January do very much for music commercially.  2010 found newbie Ke$ha making the most of a bad release date (January 5th) and turning it around into a no. 1 album that eventually went platinum.  Animal did have the help of a mega hit in “Tik Tok” in which the trashy-pop star…