Travis Scott, Rodeo © Epic

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

Rihanna, Bitch Better Have My Money © RocNation

Rihanna’s “BBHMM” Gets The Dramatic Music Video It Deserves [Reaction]

Ah, the highly anticipated music video for Rihanna’s brash, unapologetic single “B*tch Better Have My Money” has finally arrived! The single can be best characterized by its blunt and biting sound and sentiment as opposed to substance. That said everybody knew or should’ve figured out that if/when a music video materialized, it would have to match the aforementioned qualities of the single itself. So box … Continue reading Rihanna’s “BBHMM” Gets The Dramatic Music Video It Deserves [Reaction]

Miguel in Coffee music video (RCA, YouTube)

Examining Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ – Through The Lyrics

One of contemporary R&B’s most intriguing musicians is Miguel Pimental, best known by just his first name, Miguel. After captivating critics and fans alike on his sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel returns with his highly anticipated third album, Wildheart. You can find a ‘traditional’ review of Wildheart by yours truly here. So that said, this is no traditional review but rather an examination of some … Continue reading Examining Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ – Through The Lyrics

Rick Ross, Hood Billionaire © Def Jam

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 

Riff Raff, Neon Icon © Mad Decent

Ridiculous Lyrics from Riff Raff’s ‘Neon Icon’

Idiosyncratic rapper RiFF Raff dropped album Neon Icon on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The album can be described as being ‘one of a kind.’ That said, Neon Icon is also much better than expected, giving listeners a ‘treat’ you might say. The biggest treats from Neon Icon besides RiFF Raff’s personality itself are the lyrics, many of which are outlandish as albeit. Featured below are … Continue reading Ridiculous Lyrics from Riff Raff’s ‘Neon Icon’

Chief Keef Offers Little Substance on “Rehab”

Chief Keef • “F*ck Rehab” • Glory Gang / Interscope • Single Release Date: March 13, 2014 Chief Keef – that’s that MC that I don’t like… just keeping it one hunna… Maybe that’s too harsh or an unfair statement to make, but Chief Keef failed to impress on his 2012 debut LP Finally Rich. Few would deny the potency of “I Don’t Like” from … Continue reading Chief Keef Offers Little Substance on “Rehab”

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 though, through all of Tauheed Epps’ stupidity, he puts together … Continue reading Review: 2 Chainz, ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: #Me Time’