The Perception of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (And Their Return…)


Let’s keep things 100% real – ALL-THE-WAY-REAL! For a share of hip-hop fans, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis became a sore subject a couple of years back. What did those guys ever do to anyone? Nothing personal of course, but they shocked the world by beating out Kendrick Lamar for every rap Grammy. Ah, that’s where…

Playlist: The 50 Best Rap Songs of 2013


Ranking favorites from throughout the year is one of the most time-consuming and arduous things to do.  All of the rap songs on this particular list of rap songs from 2013 all stood out to me in some regard.  Are they ordered correctly – most likely not.  Is there complete analysis of each provided below…

‘Way Too Early’ 56th Annual Grammy Winner Predictions


So the Grammy nominations just came out, and guess who is already putting his two cents in about who’s gonna win? This guy is! Yep it is technically ‘way too early’, but who cares? How about some December predictions for what’s gonna go down in January? The Big Four Record of the Year “Get Lucky”,…

Potential Grammy Nominees, Mid September 2013 Edition


If the Grammys were held mid September, based on an eligibility period ranging from October 1, 2012 to present, who would be frontrunners for nominations? Previously, brentmusicreviews.com did a mid-year edition of potential nominees (kinda like the way-too-early polls done in sports), but now that we have a little more info, has there been much…

Chart Moves: Luke Bryan, Harlem Shake, Bon Jovi, Bowie


So yeah I haven’t been a good blogger this week.  But it’s my blog and I can do what I wish I suppose! HAHA! But here’s a quick roundup in what has been a relatively uneventful week aside from Justin Bieber‘s usual antics (masks, shirtless activity, threats, etc.). Luke Bryan Hits No. 1 Luke Bryan must have…

Chart Moves: Macklemore at no. 2, Maroon 5 Stay Put, Jason Aldean’s Got Next


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Garner Biggest Debut Mumford Close to Platinum Certification Three Weeks In So yeah, Mumford & Sons continue their little folk exploration thingy by ruling the Billboard Album chart for a third straight week.  Expected to sell about 90,000 copies, they sold 96,000 – Overachievers. They are expected to concede next week to country’s…

Genre Series: 15 Rap Songs You Shouldn’t Miss from 2012


So along with my Grammy nomination prediction/analysis series, I am examining memorable songs that I have encountered throughout the year in various genres. To start the series off with a bang, I’m initiating with one of the most ‘colorful’ genres, rap.  With Rap music, you just never know what outlandish lyric will captivate or how much the minimalist…

New Releases 10.9.12: MGK, Ellie Goulding, All Time Low Released among others…


Tuesday, October 9, 2012 features a couple of new album releases.  None of the releases gracing the music world this week are say humongous ‘blockbusters,’ but there are some interesting ones.  Kiss releases the follow-up to their comeback album, MGK ‘laces up,’ while Ellie Goulding claims “Anything Could Happen.”  MGK, Lace Up (Bad Boy/Interscope) MGK’s full-length debut materializes after hitting hard with “Wild Boy” featuring Waka…