The Game, The Documentary 2.5 © Entertainment One

The Game Sounds Reinvigorated on ‘The Documentary 2.5’ (Review)


The Game • The Documentary 2.5 • Blood Money / Entertainment One • Release Date: October 16, 2015 West Coast MC The Game has been ‘on a roll’ in 2015. First, he kept it real on The Documentary 2, arguably among his best albums in years. Now he drops the ½ – better yet the .5 – sequel’s continuation, The Documentary 2.5. With The Documentary … Continue reading The Game Sounds Reinvigorated on ‘The Documentary 2.5’ (Review)

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness © Republic

25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Rules For a Second Consecutive Week


The Weeknd decided not to budge from the number one spot on the Billboard 200. He killed the vibe of some rockers who kill with their five fingers – or something like that! Also, notable R&B albums find themselves slipping down the charts. Those chart takeaways and more!  1) The Weeknd makes it two weeks in a row at #1 with Beauty Behind The Madness. … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Rules For a Second Consecutive Week

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic © Def Jam

Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title


Don’t call this list profound, call it profane! Corny yes, but true! All of the songs on this list feature every college guy’s (and probably girl’s) favorite expletive in some form – that would be the f-word if you were confused. So, here goes the list! 1) 2Pac, “F*ck The World” (Me Against The World) 2) A$AP Ferg featuring A$ton Matthews, B-Real, Fredo Starr, Onyx … Continue reading Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title

Playlist: 10 Secular-Minded Religious-Referencing Rap Songs


“I know we in church, and the way that I’m thinking wrong”, Compton MC Game spits on “Hallelujah”. Earlier, on the same album (Jesus Piece) on a track entitled “Church”, Game spits as follows: “I’m tryin’ to go to church / get some chicken wings, after that hit the strip club / see some hoes, twerk…” Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! How many times have you been … Continue reading Playlist: 10 Secular-Minded Religious-Referencing Rap Songs

DJ Khaled, Kiss The Ring – Extended Analysis


Introduction… DJ Khaled has always been a hard person to pinpoint. Is he merely a DJ or is he also a producer and occasional rapper? Even with 2012’s Kiss The Ring (released August 21, 2012), those questions still loom heavily. Regardless of his status or placement within hip hop circles, what is definitive is “he’s kind of a big deal.” According to allmusic.com, Khaled was a member of … Continue reading DJ Khaled, Kiss The Ring – Extended Analysis