Highlights: Blackbear, ‘digital druglord’


★★★½ Blackbear shines on his highly anticipated new album, digital druglord.  Digital druglord comprises of drugs, money, and sex.  Blackbear – aka Mat Musto – is one interesting dude. Not so much due to his numerous tats, but because of his musical versatility. Stylistically, his niche is in the urban realm.  Up until this point,…

Highlights: Future, ‘HNDRXX’


Future returns with a second surprise project, ‘HNDRXX.’ ‘HNDRXX’ features two guest artists: The Weeknd and Rihanna.

Highlights: Future, ‘Future’


ATL super rapper Future returns with another surprise project, simply titled, ‘Future.’ ‘Future’ follows 2016 surprise LP, ‘EVOL.’

Highlights: Kid Cudi, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’


★★★★ Alternative, Left-field rapper Kid Cudi returns to form with an ambitious new album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’. At one time, Kid Cudi was “kind of a big deal.” In 2009, he captivated the world with odd-ball album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day.  The album was driven by surprise, left-field hit,…

Why Slim Jesus’ “Drill Time” Is Bad for Hip-Hop  


  Sometimes you should think better about what you share with the world and what you don’t. 18-year old Hamilton, Ohio rapper Slim Jesus definitely probably should have scrapped the video that has blown up in September 2015, “Drill Time.” Why is a video by an unknown rapper (who happens to be Caucasian) creating such…

Mac Miller, ‘100 Grandkids’: Hit or Miss?


Mac Miller • 100 Grandkids • Warner Bros • Release Date: August 7, 2015 That Mac Miller guy is one of a kind isn’t he? He released a debut album that debuted atop the Billboard 200 (Blue Slide Park) and then followed up with a top three sophomore album (Watching Movies with the Sound Off)…

Rihanna’s “BBHMM” Gets The Dramatic Music Video It Deserves [Reaction]


Ah, the highly anticipated music video for Rihanna’s brash, unapologetic single “B*tch Better Have My Money” has finally arrived! The single can be best characterized by its blunt and biting sound and sentiment as opposed to substance. That said everybody knew or should’ve figured out that if/when a music video materialized, it would have to…

Review: Young Money, ‘Rise Of An Empire’


Young Money’s Rise Of An Empire is a fail… an ‘epic’ one if you will  Young Money • Rise of An Empire • Cash Money / Motown • US Release Date: March 11, 2014 It is incredibly difficult to be unbiased towards compilation efforts prior to listening.  Honestly though, the compilation often incurs issues that…

Justin Bieber Wants To Slap The Black Keys’s Patrick Carney


Justin Bieber wasn’t too happy with The Black Keys – well at least half of he duo – Patrick Carney. Carney, in an interview, basically suggested that Bieber doesn’t need a Grammy, he’s making money… The interpretation, he’s not a Grammy-worthy artist/musician. Harsh statement? Well it was said artistically, right? Bieber, probably already mad because he got “snubbed”…