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Lil Xan, Total Xanarchy « Musical Wrap-Up


The Musical Wrap-Up closes another file as we compile the album and single reviews in one place for ‘Total Xanarchy,’ the highly-anticipated debut album from Lil Xan. Album Review Published 4.9.18 Headline: Rising Cali rapper Lil Xan, a member of the infamous SoundCloud, mumble rap movement, assembles one of the dumber albums of 2018 with ‘Total Xanarchy.’  Verdict: 1 ½ out of 5 Stars: … … Continue reading Lil Xan, Total Xanarchy « Musical Wrap-Up

Did You Miss These Scorching Hot Playlists of February 2018?


Recapping the 13 playlists that were published on The Musical Hype during February 2018. Playlist topics include royalty, religion, and sex among other things. Continue reading Did You Miss These Scorching Hot Playlists of February 2018?

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Highlights: Blackbear, ‘digital druglord’


★★★½ Blackbear shines on his highly anticipated new album, digital druglord.  Digital druglord comprises of drugs, money, and sex.  Blackbear – aka Mat Musto – is one interesting dude. Not so much due to his numerous tats, but because of his musical versatility. Stylistically, his niche is in the urban realm.  Up until this point, his biggest claim to fame is serving as co-writer of … Continue reading Highlights: Blackbear, ‘digital druglord’

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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, “Day ‘N’ Nite.” After his initial success, Cudi cooled off … Continue reading Highlights: Kid Cudi, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’

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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