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…

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,…

Highlights: Future, ‘HNDRXX’


Future returns with a second surprise project, ‘HNDRXX.’ ‘HNDRXX’ features two guest artists: The Weeknd and Rihanna.

Highlights: Future, ‘Future’


ATL super rapper Future returns with another surprise project, simply titled, ‘Future.’ ‘Future’ follows 2016 surprise LP, ‘EVOL.’

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,…

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…