Nick Weaver, Prowler © Nick Weaver

Nick Weaver Brings The Heat On ‘Prowler’


Often, us as music lovers – and sometimes critics too – tend to flock to major-label or big-named indie artists are the first source for reviewing music. Why? It’s easy and these artists are well established or moderately established. Sometimes, however, the biggest “gems” come with burgeoning artists, many known or establishing themselves at the local level and gradually or consistently building their careers. That … Continue reading Nick Weaver Brings The Heat On ‘Prowler’

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Logic Delivers (Once More) On Sophomore Album ‘The Incredible True Story’  


  Logic • The Incredible True Story • Def Jam • Release Date: 11.13.2015   Duplicating the critical success of a particularly awesome album is difficult. In Maryland MC Logic’s case, his debut Under Pressure was nothing short of terrific, if commercially underrated. Considering the favorable ratings for Under Pressure, it is amazing that Logic delivers another superb effort with sophomore album, The Incredible True … Continue reading Logic Delivers (Once More) On Sophomore Album ‘The Incredible True Story’  

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Spose, ‘Why Am I So Happy?’ [Review]


Spose Proves He’s ‘The King Of Maine’ On Why Am I So Happy? Spose • Why Am I So Happy • Preposterously Dank Entertainment • US Release Date: July 10, 2015 Here’s a shocking fact – get ready for it! Did you know, that there is rapper doing his thing from Maine? No, of course you didn’t! Okay, okay, maybe you did if your hip-hop … Continue reading Spose, ‘Why Am I So Happy?’ [Review]

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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’

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Review: Yelawolf Delivers An Eclectic Effort With ‘Love Story’


Yelawolf • Love Story • Interscope • US Release Date: April 21, 2015 It’s no shock that Alabaman rapper Yelawolf’s first major label tanked. If it wasn’t known, Yelawolf makes listeners aware: “One, my last record flopped / two, it wasn’t my time.” Whether 2015 is Yelawolf’s time, only time and sales will tell. Regardless, if Yelawolf was aiming for a commercial album, Love Story … Continue reading Review: Yelawolf Delivers An Eclectic Effort With ‘Love Story’

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8 Takeaways from Big Sean’s ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ 


“I Do it!” Recently, Detroit rapper Big Sean dropped his third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise. After lackadaisical sales for his sophomore effort Hall Of Fame, perhaps the old saying ‘third time’s charm’ gets it done for Big Sean this time. After listening and analyzing Dark Sky Paradise, here are eight takeaways from Sean’s latest LP. 1) His flow remains agile  Big Sean continues to … Continue reading 8 Takeaways from Big Sean’s ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ 

Nick Weaver, Yardwork

Review: Nick Weaver Impresses on His Lyrical ‘Yardwork’ EP


Nick Weaver • Yardwork (EP) • Release Date: January 6, 2015 Contemporary hip-hop/rap music transcends race, gender, and any number of stereotypes. No longer is the genre based merely upon experiencing the hard-knock life of the streets or hustling – the scope of the music has evolved and grown considerably. That is what makes Seattle MC/producer Nick Weaver special and among a crop of a … Continue reading Review: Nick Weaver Impresses on His Lyrical ‘Yardwork’ EP

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Review: G-Eazy is Confident & Hungry on ‘These Things Happen’


G-Eazy • These Things Happen • Blueprint/G-Eazy • US Release Date: June 23, 2014 Throughout album These Things Happen, Bay-area rapper G-Eazy can be described as cocky and confident. From the onset, G-Eazy comes out swinging, establishing that he’s “the man.” Sure, he comes off arrogant at times given his swagger, but he also always conveys a passion, hunger, and drive for pursuing his dreams … Continue reading Review: G-Eazy is Confident & Hungry on ‘These Things Happen’

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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’