DJ Khaled, Grateful | Highlights


DJ Khaled returns with the most star-studded album of his career with ‘Grateful.’ At nearly 90 minutes, it’s jam-packed with hits.

The Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)


That time of year has come again folks – It’s an event my friends! What event exactly you ask? Compiling the list of the best albums of 2016…so far.

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: Madonna Sounds Fierce on ‘Rebel Heart’


Madonna • Rebel Heart • Interscope • US Release Date: March 10, 2015 There is and will only ever be one Madonna. Anytime Madonna performs or releases a new album, everybody is interested to see what the cutting-edge pop legend is going to do – specifically how she is going to reinvent herself. While Madonna’s…

Review: SZA, ‘Z’


  SZA leaves a superb first impression on her full-length debut album Z SZA • Z • Top Dawg Entertainment • US Release Date: April 8, 2014 For many up and coming R&B artists, alternative R&B seems to be a sound choice for establishing artistry. With R&B going through an identity crisis (not unlike other…

Review: Justin Bieber, ‘Journals’


Journals steps in the right direction stylistically, isn’t without flaws.  Justin Bieber • Journals • Island • US Release Date: December 23, 2013 For a brief time via iTunes (beginning December 23), Justin Bieber has compiled his Music Mondays releases into one digital album, Journals.  Over the past two months, I’ve reviewed the previously issued…

Justin Bieber Enjoys a “Confident” Lady on Music Monday’s Latest


Justin Bieber • “Confident” – Single • Island • US Release Date: December 9, 2013  Justin Biebers’ Music Mondays is the gift that keeps on giving to Beliebers, pop-cultural buffs, and music journalists alike.  I mean, I thought Kanye West had something good going with Good Fridays back-when, but my boy Biebz just keeps on…