Review: Snoop Dogg Sounds Reinvigorated on ‘Bush’


Snoop Dogg • Bush • Columbia • US Release Date: May 12, 2015 How does a legendary MC continue to keep it G in his early 40s? He reinvents himself or at least retools. Snoop Dogg does just that on Bush by embracing his soulful, funkier side, while easing up on his edgier, more explicit…

13 Best Rap Albums of 2014


With the year winding down, opinions –lists – begin being assembled detailing the year’s best albums. Rap hasn’t had the same kind of years it has had previously, but there have been some noteworthy releases. Consider the top of this best rap albums list to be truly top-heavy. Here are the best rap albums of…

Chart Takeaways: One Direction’s Goes Four for Four With ‘Four’


Analyzing chart trends – one by one! In this week’s edition, it starts at the top. Not with Taylor Swift, but One Direction. Get ready, get set, GO! 1) One Direction earn their fourth number one album on the Billboard 200. While Four was less triumphant than Take Me Home or Midnight Memories, the numbers…

Chart Takeaways: Foo Fighters Settle For #2


Chart positions can be very telling, aka who’s selling and who’s not! There’s not many people moving lots of albums, but there is some hope – at the top at least. 1) Foo Fighters settle for second place this week, as Taylor Swift sells another 312,000 copies of 1989. Sonic Highways by no means underperformed…

25 Chart Takeaways: Taylor Swift Spends A Second Week At The Penthouse


The title says it all. Here are 25 Chart Takeaways, led by one ubiquitous Taylor Swift – she’s everywhere, she’s everywhere! 1) Taylor Swift had another fantastic week on the Billboard 200, selling 402,000 copies – 343,000 copies more than the runner-up, Now 52. Also, Swift won’t be budging next week as another 300,000 copies…

Chart Takeaways, 11/7/14: Taylor Swift Shines, Most Others Not So Much


1) Expectedly, Taylor Swift dominates the Billboard 200. What’s more surprising is the fact that she landed the biggest sales week of her career at 1.287 million copies sold. 2) Now 52, the runner up album, manages to sell 103,000, hence being the only other album on the Billboard 200 to sell greater than 100,000…

Best Rap Albums of 2014 – November 2014


With the year winding down, opinions –lists – begin being assembled detailing the year’s best albums. Rap hasn’t had the same kind of years it has had previously, but there have been some noteworthy releases. Consider the top of this best rap albums list to be truly top-heavy. Here are the best rap albums of…

Is “The King (T.I.) Back” – Me Thinks So.


The best way to sum up Paperwork is to T.I. himself a la 2006 – “The King Back!” Arguably his best album in years, if T.I. gave folks reason to be skeptical, they have little now.  Paperwork is equivalent to #winning. – Brent Faulkner, T.I. Returns To Top-Notch Form On ‘Paperwork’ After reviewing T.I.’s latest album Paperwork, I have to…

Why Prison Could Jeopardize Meek Mill’s Career


Cutting straight to the chase, numerous rappers have been imprisoned for various reasons – this is an indisputable fact.  Often, a prison stint for a rapper affects their career – a no-brainer given the fact there are no tours, no shows, and no face-to-face promotion in prison. For Meek Mill, the news the MC will…