Highlights: Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’


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Kendrick Lamar delivers his best album yet with ‘DAMN.’ The profane title is the best way to characterize the spirited, deep new project.

Gnash Shows Immense Potential on EP ‘us’


gnash • us (EP) • :): • Release Date: 3.25.16 Sometimes the coolest musicians and artists are those that are up and coming or under the radar.  That’s the case with alternative (or simply hard to categorize) artist/producer gnash.  Gnash is by no means a household name, but the Californian is definitely one to watch. …

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…

G-Eazy Elevates His Game On ‘When It’s Dark Out’


G-Eazy • When It’s Dark Out • RCA • Release Date: 12.4.15 Gerald Gillum, better known as G-Eazy had a solid year in 2014, dropping a successful debut album, These Things Happen. What better to celebrate a breakthrough album than dropping another one while the fire is hot? G-Eazy does just that with When It’s…

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…

10 Best Songs by Game


On Tuesday, October 14, West Coast rapper Game dropped latest studio album, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf. While Game’s numbers have downgraded as of late commercially (who hasn’t), the rapper has had quite a run that has included three #1 albums. Across all his albums, Game has delivered some sensational songs – more than…

Lana Del Rey Hauntingly Captivates on ‘Ultraviolence’ 


Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence – a review Lana Del Rey • Ultraviolence • Interscope • US Release Date: June 17, 2014 “He hit me and it felt like a kiss.” Depressing, depressing, depressing! The aforementioned lyrics are the norm throughout alternative singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey’s latest album, Ultraviolence. The album is an incredibly moody affair…

Quick Take: Tyga, Hotel California


Tyga ⎪ Hotel California⎪ Cash Money Classics⎪⎪ US Release Date: April 09, 2013 Rapper Tyga had a breakout hit with “Rack City”, one of the nastier rap tracks of 2011 and easily the MC’s biggest hit on Careless World: Rise of the Last King.  Rather than returning ‘later than sooner’, Tyga returns relatively quickly with that…

New Music Watch: Drop City Yacht Club (“Crickets”)


It’s so CATCHY… Drop City Yacht Club‘s single “Crickets”  that is.  The production is exceptional and lush (thanks especially to some sweet piano), guest Jeremih‘s tenor is awesome on the hook. “So I told her her like ooh baby / I’m so amazed by everything that you do / So I told her like darlin’ / I…