2 Things Kanye West Must Tweak Ahead of New Album


A recent Billboard article, “Kanye West Will Release New Album ‘Most Likely in September’; Readies ‘All Day’ Single,” discusses Kanye West’s upcoming album and its uncertain release date.  Based upon the article, it would seem that the direction, as well as major details about the forthcoming album aren’t concrete.  Perhaps Mr. West is just being…

[Single] Review: Future, “I Won” (ft. Kanye West)


Future Continues Relying on Autotune on Latest Single “I Won” Future featuring Kanye West • “I Won” (Single) • Epic • Release Date: April 8, 2014  Future has to be one of hip-hop’s more divisive artists – and NO I’m not throwing any shade.  It’s not because of the content of his music, but rather…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Complete!


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Part 4 (#25 – 1)


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

Kendrick Lamar: That’s That Rap Trend ‘I Don’t Like’


Who would’ve thought that a Mayer Hawthorne song would be a vehicle for darling rapper Kendrick Lamar to express something he doesn’t like? I suppose if it had to be a song by such an unexpected source, at least it was approriately titled. “Crime”, the source of Lamar’s dislike, appears on Hawthorne’s most recent effort, Where…