MGK Keeps It Real on Sophomore Album ‘General Admission’ (Review)


MGK • General Admission • Bad Boy / Interscope • Release Date: October 16, 2015   “Yeah b*tch, yeah b*tch, call me Steve-O…I’m a wild boy, f*ck an eighth I need O’s.” Sigh, those ferocious words gave Cleveland MC Machine Gun Kelly, often referred to as just MGK, a big hit with “Wild Boy”. “Wild Boy”…

Review: Lupe Fiasco Delivers Epically on ‘Tetsuo & Youth’


Lupe Fiasco • Tetsuo & Youth • Atlantic • US Release Date: January 20, 2015 Cutting straight to the chase, Lupe Fiasco’s fifth studio album, Tetsuo & Youth is arguably the MC’s most epic album yet. Sure, Food & Liquor will forever by the Chi-town MC’s ‘ace in the hole,’ but Tetsuo & Youth is…

Up and Coming: Deezy Da Paperboy


In the crowded genre that is hip-hop/rap, there is always a new MC aspiring to be the next big thing. Many newcomers who aspire to break through consider themselves to be the “Sugar Honey Iced Tea.”   Unfortunately, not “everybody is a star,” regardless whether they possess potential or exceptional talent. “I’m on, n***a you not!”…

How Eminem Devastates the Competition on “Rap God”


Eminem⎪ “Rap God” (single) ⎪Aftermath ⎪⎪ U.S. Release Date: October 15, 2013 In rap music in 2013, everyone seems to want to be the ‘Savior’.  Kanye West proclaimed himself to be a ‘god’ on the blatantly titled “I Am A God”, even foreshadowing beforehand on Yeezus at the end of “Black Skinhead”. A$AP Ferg even…

Review: Danny Brown, ‘Old’


Danny Brown delivers one of the year’s most intriguing rap albums  Danny Brown⎪ Old ⎪ Fool’s Gold ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 8, 2013 How does one describe Old, the new album release courtesy from one of rap’s brightest up-and- comers, Danny Brown?  My ideal adjective for Old would be intriguing.  Just how ‘intriguing’? Brown…

MGK, Lace Up: Album Analysis


Introduction Not being a ‘smart aleck,’ but every time that I hear the statement that “Bad Boy don’t stop,” I chuckle a little. No disrespect to Diddy as I am a fan who actually purchased his most recent albums Press Play as well as Diddy-Dirty Money’s Last Train To Paris (quite underrated), but Bad Boy since…