Highlights: Various Artists, ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’


★★★★ Lin-Manual Miranda and a star-studded cast strikes gold with ‘The Hamilton Mixtape,’ a compilation of covers, reinterpretations, and newbies. Hamilton was kind of a big deal…just a little bit.  With the musical continuing to allure America, Lin-Manual Miranda and an all-star cast fittingly assemble a mixtape based upon it. The Hamilton Mixtape is by…

Thoughts: Flume, ‘Skin’


Flume flexes his tremendous musicianship and production skills on well-rounded, eclectic sophomore LP, SKIN.

What’s The Deal With The ‘DM’ and the ‘Gram’?


Rap trends tend to come and go – this has happened year after year after year. Remember that God awful, irresponsible AF Molly rap trend? Rick Ross got into some hot water when he took it too far in Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” (“Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even in know it”). Even Miley…

Ranking Beyoncé’s Albums (2016 Update)


Once more, Beyoncé shocked the world by releasing her sixth album, Lemonade unannounced. Now the question is, how does Lemonade fit in the context of Beyoncé’s discography? Re-examining Beyoncé’s studio albums here is how I would rank them. Remember, this is one person’s subjective opinion.

Christon Gray Sounds Glorious On ‘The Glory Album’


Christon Gray is quite an interesting musician. Who is Christon Gray? He’s an urban artist who sings, raps, and incorporates gospel and inspirational messaging into his music. He’s not a household name, but on his latest album The Glory Album, Gray shows he has plenty to offer both secular and religious music fans. Need a…

Nick Weaver Brings The Heat On ‘Prowler’


Often, us as music lovers – and sometimes critics too – tend to flock to major-label or big-named indie artists are the first source for reviewing music. Why? It’s easy and these artists are well established or moderately established. Sometimes, however, the biggest “gems” come with burgeoning artists, many known or establishing themselves at the…

Kanye West’s’The Life Of Pablo’ By The Lyrics


Kanye West’s new album The Life Of Pablo is a trip. After listening, some of the lyrics are as outlandish as albeit. Would we expect any less from Mr. West? Of course not – it is THE Kanye Omari West – Yeezy! Here are some of the more memorable lyrics from The Life Of Pablo,…