Logic, The Incredible True Story © Def Jam

Logic Delivers (Once More) On Sophomore Album ‘The Incredible True Story’  


  Logic • The Incredible True Story • Def Jam • Release Date: 11.13.2015   Duplicating the critical success of a particularly awesome album is difficult. In Maryland MC Logic’s case, his debut Under Pressure was nothing short of terrific, if commercially underrated. Considering the favorable ratings for Under Pressure, it is amazing that Logic delivers another superb effort with sophomore album, The Incredible True … Continue reading Logic Delivers (Once More) On Sophomore Album ‘The Incredible True Story’  

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Tamia Delivers Classy Monogamous Grown Folks R&B On ‘Love Life’ (Review)


Tamia • Love Life • Def Jam • US Release Date: June 9, 2015 “We beat the odds together / didn’t care when they said we’d never last.” Honestly, when is the last time you heard lyrics like that on an R&B album? – Wait don’t answer that! As sad as it is, much of R&B has become oversexed and chivalrous love difficult to find. … Continue reading Tamia Delivers Classy Monogamous Grown Folks R&B On ‘Love Life’ (Review)

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Mariah Carey Drops The Bomb On “Infinity”


Mariah Carey • Infinity – Single • Release Date: April 27, 2015  2014 was not a good year in the least for Mariah Carey – that’s an understatement! They say that “when it rains it pours” and that would be the best way to describe Carey’s status. Me. I Am Mariah was a gargantuan flop, selling only 58,000 copies its first week out. Then came … Continue reading Mariah Carey Drops The Bomb On “Infinity”

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Rick Ross’ ‘Hood Billionaire’ Pales in Comparison To His Best 


Rick Ross • Hood Billionaire • Def Jam • US Release Date: November 24, 2014 “Quarter key got me livin’ like I’m Don King / heavyweight, I’m in the ring n*gga ding ding…” Rick Ross may not be throwing any right hooks, but the elephantine rapper does release his second album of 2014, Hood Billionaire. Shallowly titled, Hood Billionaire additionally proves to be shallow thematically. … Continue reading Rick Ross’ ‘Hood Billionaire’ Pales in Comparison To His Best 

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Review: Big K.R.I.T. Delivers A Gem On Cadillactica


Big K.R.I.T. • Cadillactica • Def Jam • US Release Date: November 10, 2014 On his debut Live From The Underground, Meridian, Mississippi MC Big K.R.I.T. kept things old school – a good look for the rapper/producer. That said Live From The Underground didn’t exactly rack up the sales or RIAA certifications. Still, despite its modest chart performance, K.R.I.T.’s sophomore album Cadillactica is highly anticipated. … Continue reading Review: Big K.R.I.T. Delivers A Gem On Cadillactica

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10 Urban Joints To Close September


September has come to a close boys and girls… sorry, thought I was still teaching my music classes. Got your attention, right? Well September is concluding, and there were some notable urban albums and songs that were unleashed upon the world. Sure, everyone is crying over their album sales, but at least there a good song or two to spin… Here are 10 Urban joints … Continue reading 10 Urban Joints To Close September

Trinidad James, Don't Be S.A.F.E. © Def Jam

Trinidad James Being Dropped Is No Loss


FairFax Before Toxic. A photo posted by DAD (@trinidadjamesgg) on Jun 14, 2014 at 3:42pm PDT Breaking news folks: Def Jam, according to Trinidad James, has dropped the MC. See the tweet below: https://twitter.com/TrinidadJamesGG/status/495418943390367745 Who is Trinidad James, you ask? Well James rose to fame thanks to a popular, if irresponsible song called “All Gold Everything.” The main attraction of “All Gold Everything” was the … Continue reading Trinidad James Being Dropped Is No Loss

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Music Shopping List: 8 Albums To Consider Purchasing May 19, 2014


May continues to eclipse the new album release output of April. The week of May 13 was filled with several highly decorated releases. The off-cycle release date of Monday May 19, 2014 is no different, with several notable releases at the top. The biggest release – likely Coldplay’s highly anticipated Ghost Stories, the band’s sixth studio album. 1 Ghost Stories Coldplay Parlophone UK A new … Continue reading Music Shopping List: 8 Albums To Consider Purchasing May 19, 2014

YG, My Krazy Life © Def Jam

Review: YG, ‘My Krazy Life’


Overall, YG delivers a compelling debut with My Krazy Life YG • My Krazy Life • Def Jam • US Release Date: March 18, 2014 YG is the latest rapper on a long list of hopefuls to release his major label debut, searching for his ‘come-up’. Judging by its title (My Krazy Life) as well as the content enclosed, Y.G. has good reason to eye … Continue reading Review: YG, ‘My Krazy Life’