Travis Scott, Rodeo © Epic

Travi$ Scott, ‘Rodeo’ – Review

Travi$ Scott showcases potential, not a homerun on debut Rodeo  Travi$ Scott • Rodeo • Epic • Release Date: September 4, 2015 As either a professional music critic or a lover of music, you’re not always going to LOVE every album – that’s just the nature of the beast. Some albums make themselves incredibly difficult to love or are difficult to listen to. Sometimes those … Continue reading Travi$ Scott, ‘Rodeo’ – Review

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic © Def Jam

Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title

Don’t call this list profound, call it profane! Corny yes, but true! All of the songs on this list feature every college guy’s (and probably girl’s) favorite expletive in some form – that would be the f-word if you were confused. So, here goes the list! 1) 2Pac, “F*ck The World” (Me Against The World) 2) A$AP Ferg featuring A$ton Matthews, B-Real, Fredo Starr, Onyx … Continue reading Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title

What’s The News B? – Chief Keef Dropped, U2’s Flop & Christmas Album Frenzy

COLUMN “WHAT’S THE NEWS, B?” PICKS OUT NEWS random stuff THAT STANDS OUT happens DURING THE WEEK. #1. Chief Keef Dropped by Interscope  19-year old rapper Chief Keef is no longer part of the Interscope family. Boo-hoo. Keef is probably saying “That’s that sh*t I don’t like.” Not being smart, but is this a loss for anyone but Keef, really? It’s not surprising giving the teen’s many legal … Continue reading What’s The News B? – Chief Keef Dropped, U2’s Flop & Christmas Album Frenzy

[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 his reliance on such a heavy dosage of autotune.  The … Continue reading [Single] Review: Future, “I Won” (ft. Kanye West)

Artistic Foolishness on April Fools Day 

Sigh, sometimes even the biggest artists make some of the most foolish decisions during their careers.  2014 hasn’t been shy of stupid choices from today’s musicians.  There have been enough missteps to make one roll their eyes or simply shake there heads.  What better way to ring in April, specifically April ‘Fools’ Day then to examine artist’s moments of shame?  Here are four examples of … Continue reading Artistic Foolishness on April Fools Day 

Chief Keef Offers Little Substance on “Rehab”

Chief Keef • “F*ck Rehab” • Glory Gang / Interscope • Single Release Date: March 13, 2014 Chief Keef – that’s that MC that I don’t like… just keeping it one hunna… Maybe that’s too harsh or an unfair statement to make, but Chief Keef failed to impress on his 2012 debut LP Finally Rich. Few would deny the potency of “I Don’t Like” from … Continue reading Chief Keef Offers Little Substance on “Rehab”

Three Rappers Who Must Step Their Game Up On Their Next Album

Sometimes in a ballgame, you just can’t get it done. The San Antonio Spurs were just so close to pulling an upset over a previously forgone conclusion that the Miami Heat would win a second consecutive championship.  The same could be said about the underdog Michigan Wolverines, who were electrifying from behind the arc to put plenty of pressure on eventual national champions the Louisville … Continue reading Three Rappers Who Must Step Their Game Up On Their Next Album

Review: Kanye West, ‘Yeezus’

51xNTn2L83L._SL500_AA280_Kanye West ⎪ Yeezus Def Jam ⎪⎪ US Release Date: June 18, 2013


2659539-kanye-west-121212-617-409Evolution – specifically ‘artistic’ evolution – is Kanye West‘s middle name. Yeah, yeah, I know – his middle name is actually ‘Omari’, but perhaps ole boy should probably change it. Each and every album by the ever-controversially opinionated rapper has showcased a different artistic direction from the previous or proceeding one. West’s highly anticipated sixth solo album Yeezus is no different; it separates itself instantly from West’s lauded masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010). Yeezus doesn’t quite stack up with West’s biggest juggernauts nor does it always show the greatest depth of lyrics. But, there is still plenty of ‘juicy meat’ for one to sink their teeth into and salivate over. It’s easily West’s least predictable album if nothing more.

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Numbers: January 13 – 20, 2013

75,000,000 The $$$ deal that rapper T.I. is looking for as his Atlantic record deal comes to a close.  Apparently “Big Things Poppin’”… 5,000,000 The $$$ deal that X-Factor winner Tate Stevens signed this week.  1,000,000 The amount of views David Bowie‘s new single “Where Are They Now?” received on Vevo. 164,000 The number of copies Lupe Fiasco‘s Food & Liquor II has sold since its September 2012 Release… OUCH! 140,000 The number of copies that Long.Live.A$AP is projected to sell … Continue reading Numbers: January 13 – 20, 2013

Kickstarting 2013: Evaluating New Rappers in 2012

So every year a new breed of MCs debut the next hottest thing. 2012 yielded a whole crop of new rappers – some promising and some ‘whacker’ than others. I’m assigning a grade to each new MC and justifying why I believe they deserve to be praised or scrutinized. Kendrick Lamar No reason to start things off on a bad note, right? Kendrick Lamar was … Continue reading Kickstarting 2013: Evaluating New Rappers in 2012