Iggy Azalea, The New Classic © Def Jam

Review: Iggy Azalea, ‘The New Classic’

Aussie newcomer Iggy Azalea shows potential on her debut rap LP  Iggy Azalea • The New Classic • def Jam • US Release Date: April 22, 2014 “Oh what, a white girl with a flow ain’t been seen before?” Um, well, not really – at least not that much?  Fact – you can name how many Australian rappers are killing the game stateside – yeah, few … Continue reading Review: Iggy Azalea, ‘The New Classic’

Rick Ross, Mastermind © Def Jam

Review: Rick Ross, ‘Mastermind’

Rick Ross keeps a good thing going strong on LP number six  Rick Ross • Mastermind • Def Jam • US Release Date: March 3, 2014 Six albums in, the best way to describe Rick Ross is that he ‘is what he is’.  Ross’ high watermark artistically was his fourth LP, 2010 masterpiece Teflon Don.  Up until Teflon Don, it seemed that Ross was just … Continue reading Review: Rick Ross, ‘Mastermind’

Review: DJ Khaled, ‘Suffering from Success’

Khaled’s Not ‘Suffering from Success’, perhaps suffers from a lack of innovation…  DJ Khaled⎪ Suffering From Success⎪ Cash Money ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 22, 2013 If there is one reservation I (and likely others) have with DJ Khaled’s albums, it is that generally they all seem ‘one-dimensional’.  Maybe that is a harsh critique, or maybe it’s just actual reality.  Of the Khaled albums that … Continue reading Review: DJ Khaled, ‘Suffering from Success’