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…

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: 2 Chainz, ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: #Me Time’


2 Chainz Does Dumb Surprisingly Well on B.O.A.T.S. II 2 Chainz⎪ B.O.A.T.S. II: #Me Time⎪Def Jam⎪⎪US Release Date: September 10 Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go… 2 Chainz is crazy! Like totally cray cray.  Honestly, B.O.A.T.S. II: #Me Time should be a disaster (add a profanity of choice in front of ‘disaster’). Somehow…

Chrisette Michele Maintains Classicism in R&B


In a previous post (Kelly Rowland: More Risqué Than Beyoncé (and Others)), I discussed how Kelly Rowland was pushing the boundaries for women in R&B with her play on innuendo and the sensual.  Chrisette Michele‘s agenda is different.  Michele seeks to keep the traditional, classic elements of R&B alive – something that she has been doing from day…