Boosie Badazz, Touch Down 2 Cause Hell © Atlantic

Boosie BadAzz Keeps It Real on ‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’ (Review)

 Boosie BadAzz • Touch Down 2 Cause Hell • Atlantic • US Release Date: May 26, 2015 “Minor setback for a major comeback.”   Those are the words Boosie speaks before spitting like a mad man on “Intro – Get Em Boosie.” Though it only lasts little more than a minute, the intro foreshadows what’s to come on Touch Down 2 Cause Hell. A lengthy album … Continue reading Boosie BadAzz Keeps It Real on ‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’ (Review)

Yelawolf, Love Story © Interscope

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’

Big K.R.I.T., Cadillactica © Def Jam

Review: Big K.R.I.T. Delivers A Gem On Cadillactica

Big K.R.I.T. • Cadillactica • Def Jam • US Release Date: November 10, 2014 On his debut Live From The Underground, Meridian, Mississippi MC Big K.R.I.T. kept things old school – a good look for the rapper/producer. That said Live From The Underground didn’t exactly rack up the sales or RIAA certifications. Still, despite its modest chart performance, K.R.I.T.’s sophomore album Cadillactica is highly anticipated. … Continue reading Review: Big K.R.I.T. Delivers A Gem On Cadillactica

Review [Highlights]: Future, ‘Honest’

Future’s second album proves to be much better than expected  Future • Honest • Epic • US Release Date: April 22, 2014 I’ll give credit where credit is due – Atlanta MC Future has stepped up his game on his second major label LP, Honest. That doesn’t mean that the content is the deepest ever (it’s not), but arguably better than Pluto, Future establishes his … Continue reading Review [Highlights]: Future, ‘Honest’

Young Money, Rise of an Empire © Cash Money

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 the studio album/ solo studio album seems to avoid.  There’s … Continue reading Review: Young Money, ‘Rise Of An Empire’

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: B.o.B., ‘Underground Luxury’

  B.o.B. • Underground Luxury • Atlantic • US Release Date: December 17, 2013 B.o.B. delivers a so-so effort on third LP Underground Luxury B.o.B. had a hot start off to his rap career back in 2010 when The Adventures of Bobby Ray debuted at number one on the Billboard album charts, eventually being certified gold.  “Nothing On You” was a number one hit on … Continue reading Review: B.o.B., ‘Underground Luxury’

3 Album Sequels That Didn’t Live Up To The Original

It’s hard enough to make a blockbuster album the first time.  What’s even more arduous is following up a blockbuster and trying to achieve a similar level of commercial and critical success. Something that artists have done that surprises me personally is to opt for their follow-up album to be a ‘sequel’.  I mean why take that considerable amount of pressure to live up to … Continue reading 3 Album Sequels That Didn’t Live Up To The Original

Review: 2 Chainz, ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: #Me Time’

2 Chainz Does Dumb Surprisingly Well on B.O.A.T.S. II 2 Chainz⎪ B.O.A.T.S. II: #Me Time⎪Def Jam⎪⎪US Release Date: September 10 Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go… 2 Chainz is crazy! Like totally cray cray.  Honestly, B.O.A.T.S. II: #Me Time should be a disaster (add a profanity of choice in front of ‘disaster’). Somehow though, through all of Tauheed Epps’ stupidity, he puts together … Continue reading Review: 2 Chainz, ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: #Me Time’

Review: Juicy J, ‘Stay Trippy’

Juicy J Benefits from Being True to Himself… Even if That’s Irresponsible…  Juicy J⎪Stay Trippy⎪ Columbia⎪⎪ US Release Date: August 27, 2013 “I make money all day, then I ball with the profits / n***as hate on me, I tell em hatin’ n***as stop it…” It’s not the most endearing or intelligible lyric I’ve ever heard, but I’ll give it to Juicy J, you know … Continue reading Review: Juicy J, ‘Stay Trippy’