XXXTENTACION – Don’t Look At Me

With the recent domestic-abuse allegations, "17" album, a place on the 2017 XXL-freshmen list, and now a new music video for "Look At Me"; Florida-state rapper - XXXTentacion - has been placed firmly into the limelight of today's Hip Hop. In fact, just last week his debut-album - 17 - sold 86,000 units on its first … Continue reading XXXTENTACION – Don’t Look At Me

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How Young Thug Bodied Drake’s Sacrifices On A Whole Other Level.

Of all the high moments on Drake's More Life; from the multiple song transitions (especially 4422-Gyalchester), the string of melodic beats, great guest appearances, infectious hooks, and instant-classic punchlines after instant-classic punchlines... it's almost universally agreed on by fans and casual listeners that Young Thug had one of the album's defining moments when he dropped the … Continue reading How Young Thug Bodied Drake’s Sacrifices On A Whole Other Level.

Common — Be

Be: Common’s triumphant second-wind in his career, which saw him regaining his focus in messages and ability to lyrically explore/connect ideas. Further assisted by the production efforts of a younger Kanye West and J Dilla, “Be” re-established Common as a premiere lyricist in the genre of Hip Hop after his string of "soulquarian"/90s albums had … Continue reading Common — Be

GIL

Before the Cilvia Demo EP dropped, Isaiah Rashad was originally gonna drop a mixtape titled "Pieces of a Kid". The rumoured mixtape was never released but fans made their own versions instead with songs released by Zay on SoundCloud and others scattered elsewhere. The finished products are 2 well-known mixtapes - Welcome To The Game … Continue reading GIL

ODB’s Genius

When I first heard Ol Dirty Bastard's (ODB for short) cult-favourite album: "Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version", I was completely taken back by the album's cover-art and its intro. Truthfully, I was drunk by myself on a Saturday night when I first heard it too, but I ironically found myself laughing really … Continue reading ODB’s Genius