Highlights: Kid Cudi, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’


★★★★ Alternative, Left-field rapper Kid Cudi returns to form with an ambitious new album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’. At one time, Kid Cudi was “kind of a big deal.” In 2009, he captivated the world with odd-ball album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day.  The album was driven by surprise, left-field hit,…

Review: Pusha T, ‘My Name Is My Name’


Pusha T captures a darker portrait of life exceptionally on his ‘official’ solo debut Pusha T⎪ My Name Is My Name ⎪Def Jam ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 8, 2013 To call ‘street life’ captivating would probably be an incredibly irresponsible statement to make.  What isn’t an irresponsible description is that Pusha T delivers and…

Review: A$AP Ferg, ‘Trap Lord’


A$AP Ferg is Rough Around The Edges, But Captivating A$AP Ferg⎪Trap Lord⎪Polo Grouds⎪⎪US Release Date: August 20, 2013 I like dark music, even though I wouldn’t label myself as a dark nor evil being.  I say that to say that A$AP Ferg’s debut effort Trap Lord is incredibly dark from top to finish.  Even so,…