Posts tagged Album Review
The Art of Perfection + Development: How Philadelphia Production Collective, Working on Dying molded a star out Matt Ox

When it comes to the soundscape of what’s hot and what’s new, it’s a lot of artists who are coming up in different funnels of the rap industry, and with it being a climate where things can crash and burn very easily, you see a lot of these fast rising artists leave as fast as they came. In the young budding star from Philadelphia, Matt Ox’s case he’s been able to create a big splash with a crazy single and visual but during his process of growth he was able to maintain the tide to unleash a big wave with his debut project.

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Portland's shining star, Amine ups his bets even more with his latest body of work, "ONEPOINTFIVE"

By now, I’m sure just about everybody knows the 2016, off-kilter hit “Caroline,” and it’s homely, yellow-dipped music video with masterfully ham-fisted Tarantino references which compliment the lyrics. Obviously, from the jump, the rapper behind this piece of work is very polarizing. Love him or hate him, however, Aminé burst into the spotlight with a sly tenacity and refreshingly creative positivity. I will admit that while I enjoyed “Caroline” when I first heard it, I was able to recognize how radio-friendly it’s sound truly was, and I knew almost instantly just how overplayed it would be in the near future - yes this is my self-righteous way of proclaiming how much deeper my appreciation of music is than you by saying I found a track that blew up before it was big; and yes this makes me a better person than you.

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Bringing The World To Houston // Travis Scott "Astroworld" Album Review

It’s been a long time since Houston has had someone that they can immediately point to as the lead torchbearer for the city. In the 90’s it was the late, great DJ Screw, in the new millennium, the spotlight shining on the Bayou City was shared between living legends like Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, UGK, and so many others. Now, with the release of his third full-length album, Astroworld, the torch has undoubtedly been passed to Mo City native, Travis Scott.

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The Art of Diligence + Drip // How Gunna's Drip Season series can establish his stardom

The mainstream world was first introduced to Young Thug’s protégé, Gunna, on the former’s “Floyd Mayweather,” from the JEFFERY project. Gunna’s third iteration of his Drip mixtape series looks good on paper. Including production credits from names like Metro Boomin’ and Wheezy, and contributions from Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, Lil Yatchy, and of course, Young Thug, it’s hard to debate the star-power of the project.

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Breaking Hearts + Breaking The Mold : How JUICE WRLD's "Goodbye and Good Riddance" puts him in another class of music

Goodbye and Good Riddance, the first album from 20-year-old Jarod Higgins, better known as Juice WRLD comes after bursting onto the scene behind two solid single releases. The album shows Juice struggling with both relationship and substance abuse issues in an extremely personal way.

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The Prince of Mumble Validates His Voice : Playboi Carti "Die Lit" Album Review

The king of adlibs and prince of leaked music, Playboi Carti has released his second full-length album as of May 11. “Made a mil of that mumbling shit...” pretty much sums up the self-awareness of said album. Where some artists would try to distance themselves from the thematic elements that make up the inappropriately named “mumble rap” sub-genre, Carti doubles down and proves the artistic merit to any “old-heads” or doubters of the aforementioned sub-genre.

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