A$AP Rocky, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP © RCA

25 Best Rap Songs of 2015


After flexing my muscles (writing, not biceps) and compiling the best songs and best albums of 2015, how about diving into genres? Here’s a quickie – 25 Best Rap Songs of 2015. Are there some ‘best’ songs that didn’t get loving from yours truly? Probably, but that’s life, and life’s a five-letter word that rhymes with witch at times. Enough rambling – you don’t need … Continue reading 25 Best Rap Songs of 2015

R. Kelly, The Buffet © RCA

R. Kelly Is Up To His Old Tricks on ‘The Buffet’


R. Kelly • The Buffet • RCA • Release Date: 12.11.15 R. Kelly has never had a problem with being prolific – apparently, he wrote 462 songs for his latest album, The Buffet. After listening to The Buffet, one has to wonder what percentage of those 462 songs involved sex. Likely the percentage is high given the prevalence of sex throughout the course of The Buffet. … Continue reading R. Kelly Is Up To His Old Tricks on ‘The Buffet’

The Game, The Documentary 2.5 © Entertainment One

The Game Sounds Reinvigorated on ‘The Documentary 2.5’ (Review)


The Game • The Documentary 2.5 • Blood Money / Entertainment One • Release Date: October 16, 2015 West Coast MC The Game has been ‘on a roll’ in 2015. First, he kept it real on The Documentary 2, arguably among his best albums in years. Now he drops the ½ – better yet the .5 – sequel’s continuation, The Documentary 2.5. With The Documentary … Continue reading The Game Sounds Reinvigorated on ‘The Documentary 2.5’ (Review)

A$AP Rocky, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP © RCA

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$AP Rocky isn’t necessarily the deepest MC in the game (particularly referencing girls), on his latest album, at times the thoughts are deeper, … Continue reading Review: A$AP Rocky Aims Bigger on Sophomore Album ‘AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP’

Tech N9ne, Special Effects © Strange Music

Review: Tech N9ne Delivers Epically Eclectic Effort with ‘Special Effects’


Tech N9ne • Special Effects • Strange Music • US Release Date: May 4, 2015 Tech N9ne is one of a kind. Yep, this is a cliché characterization that could be used to describe almost any musician, but in the case of Tech N9ne, it’s true. He ranks among the most eclectic rappers in the game, with most of his eclecticism coming from being an … Continue reading Review: Tech N9ne Delivers Epically Eclectic Effort with ‘Special Effects’

Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour © Capitol

Playlists For All Occasions!


Are you getting bored of listening to music the same way? Well, there’s a playlist for that – well most likely there is! This year, yours truly has penned all sorts of playlist evergreen posts, some of which appeared on the brentmusicreviews.com and some that appeared on Starpulse.com. Since the brentmusicreviews.com playlists posts are, well right here, here are the playlist post that have appeared … Continue reading Playlists For All Occasions!

Tyler the Creator, Cherry Bomb © Odd Future

Notable Lyrics: Tyler the Creator, Cherry Bomb


Tyler, the Creator • Cherry Bomb • Odd Future • US Release Date: April 13, 2015 Tyler The Creator has never been one to hold back. Nope, the 24-year old underground rapper is arguably the rawest of the raw, exemplifying the mantra IDGAF. As brash as Tyler may be, his fourth studio album Cherry Bomb is explicitly brilliant. Besides his superb production skills, it is … Continue reading Notable Lyrics: Tyler the Creator, Cherry Bomb

Chase Rice, Ignite the Night © Columbia Nashville

10 Random and Ridiculous Songs 


Not every song is eloquently penned with substantial or outward depth – this is definitely true in modern musical times. Some songs are born from a random place and because of little context or the idiosyncratic artists/songwriters; the final product sometimes comes over, well ridiculously. Sometimes ridiculous isn’t even the appropriate word – sometimes the results show great ambitiousness, uniqueness or maybe even misunderstood genius. … Continue reading 10 Random and Ridiculous Songs 

Marilyn Manson, The Pale Emperor © Loma Vista

12 Hellish Songs


Nick Jonas said it best: “It’s my right to be hellish / I still get jealous.” Yes, “Jealousy” is certainly sinful and can land you in, well Hell. But this playlist-driven post really isn’t about jealousy, Biblical matters, or even as much about hell itself other than each song title features ‘hell’ in it (or in the case of Drake’s “HYFR,” it stands for the … Continue reading 12 Hellish Songs

Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint © Motown/Universal

Nicki Minaj, ‘The Pinkprint’ – A Review


Although Scattered, Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Proves Captivating Nicki Minaj • The Pinkprint • Republic • US Release Date: December 15, 2014  “Oh my gosh, look at her butt!” Yep, that bold phrase managed to dominate the airwaves as one Nicki Minaj managed to one-up her own edginess as an MC. If “Beez In The Trap” from her previous album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded wasn’t enough, … Continue reading Nicki Minaj, ‘The Pinkprint’ – A Review