A$AP Ferg, Still Striving | Top 5 Songs


★★★★ East coast rapper A$AP Ferg comes back strong with his third studio album, ‘Still Striving.’ One word: bangers.   Cutting right to the chase, A$AP Ferg didn’t have the most success with his sophomore album, Always Strive and Prosper.  Despite an awesome title and some solid moments (“Hungry Ham!”), folks did not partake of…

Highlights: Wale, ‘Shine’


Wale delivers his most commercial album to date with ‘Shine.’ Unfortunately, ‘Shine’ won’t go down as a classic by the D.C. rapper.

Review: A$AP Rocky Aims Bigger on Sophomore Album ‘AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP’


 A$AP Rocky • AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP • RCA • US Release Date: May 26, 2015  After crashing onto the scene with a mixtape in 2011 and his major label debut in 2013, New York MC A$AP Rocky returns with his sophomore album, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP. While A$AP Rocky isn’t necessarily the deepest MC in the game (particularly referencing girls),…

Bobby Shmurda Sounds Lukewarm on ‘Shmurda She Wrote’


Bobby Shmurda • Shmurda She Wrote (EP) • Epic • US Release Date: November 10, 2014 Looking at the track list for Bobby Shmurda’s EP Shmurda She Wrote, one can’t help but to roll their eyes. Sure, it’s unfair to judge an album by its cover – in this case the songs – but it’s…

Hoodie Allen Spits Sex, Swag and Pop Culture on ‘People Keep Talking’


Hoodie Allen • People Keep Talking • Hoodie Allen, LLC • US Release Date: October 14, 2014  “Hair Just like Elvis, hands on her pelvis / but let me delve in.” Those lyrics are the first impression the listener is privy to on East Coast, pop-rapper Hoodie Allen’s full-length debut, People Keep Talking. Throughout the…

Review: 50 Cent, ‘Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win’


Animal Ambition proves to be a ‘lukewarm’ 50 Cent LP at best  50 Cent • Animal Ambition • G-Unit • US Release Date: June 3, 2014  “Got them straps and long clips filled up with lead / so when we count on the paper it better be correct”. Yep, this lyric (from “Animal Ambition”) basically…

Ranking 50 Cent’s Discography: 2003 – 2009


  On July 3rd, Curtis Jackson – best known as East Coast rapper 50 Cent – will release his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win.   Animal Ambition arrives just shy of five years after 50 Cent dropped the oft-delayed Before I Self Destruct. Before I Self Destruct was no…

Review: J. Cole, ‘Born Sinner’


J. Cole⎪ Born Sinner ⎪ Roc Nation / Columbia ⎪⎪ US Release Date: June 18, 2013 “Never got to church to worship, but please be merciful.”  That’s Jermaine Cole’s ‘repentant’ sentiment on the title track of his highly anticipated sophomore album Born Sinner.  Cole may not have been ‘angelic’ on his debut Cole World –…