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…

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)…

[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…

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…

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….

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…

Review: Kanye West, ‘Yeezus’


Kanye West ⎪ Yeezus ⎪ Def Jam ⎪⎪ US Release Date: June 18, 2013 Introduction Evolution – 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…

Numbers: January 13 – 20, 2013


75,000,000 The $$$ deal that rapper T.I. is looking for as his Atlantic record deal comes to a close.  Apparently “Big Things Poppin’”… http://rd.io/x/QUKSLjdNjU4 5,000,000 The $$$ 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……

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…