Free Album: Dom Deshawn – Moods & Interludes

Free Album: Dom Deshawn – Moods & Interludes

Dom Deshawn is the type of rapper you grow to love, because he says a lot of things relatable to your life. This is not an artist you turn up to in the club. This is someone you listen to on the bus heading to work staring out the window, or even when you smoke because he’s got that relaxing vibe. He’s a human who reflects on relationships, trying to make it, and other topics in his music. He does so in a professional sounding manner as Moods & Interludes is the prime example. The 12-track free album comes with… continue reading

share on:   |  
Preach On, Sermon: Starlito, Digesting Albums & The State of Blogs

Preach On, Sermon: Starlito, Digesting Albums & The State of Blogs

Starlito threw blogs into a table, then walked up the ramp, sat criss-cross under the titantron, and delivered his pipebomb speech through Instagram. It wasn’t as barbaric as CM Punk’s in 2011, but it struck a chord nonetheless. As someone who has been a huge fan of Lito’s music for a while, the message seemed to be aimed at me as an owner of a blog. During the eve of Black Sheep Don’t Grin, Starlito popped up with a free mixtape titled Theories. Naturally, all the big blogs that support him posted it up. In his IG post, he feels… continue reading

share on:   |  
French Montana & Harry Fraud – The Appetizer EP

French Montana & Harry Fraud – The Appetizer EP

Peanut butter and jelly. Peter Griffin and Brian. Summer and high temperatures. Scooby and Shaggy. Making a list of some of the best duos in the universe would be impossible, but there’s one thing certain. French Montana and Harry Fraud would make it. Their entire careers have played off each other. Harry got noticed as French got bigger, and French needed Harry to get bigger. Their sounds compliment each other. French had hoped to have Mac & Cheese 4: The Album out in 2014, but it’s not happening. Whatever the reason for the delay is, he chose to do what… continue reading

share on:   |  
Review: Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Review: Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

And so it came to pass that we would round out what turned out to be a very strange 2014 with Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint. Her sophomore effort, Roman Reloaded, earned her many detractors. Nicki needed a W this time around, and pretty much got one. The Pinkprint is her best album yet, and even whens Nicki missteps, her rapping highlights are enough reason to stick around. To say that she’s the best female rapper would be true, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t put her up there with the best currently doing it. She’s still not as consistent… continue reading

share on:   |  
SD Discussion: Most Anticipated Album of 2015

SD Discussion: Most Anticipated Album of 2015

For the most part, 2014 is over. Unless we get anymore surprise albums, we know what’s slated for the rest of the month. As many write down their lists of best albums of the year, it’s almost time to start anticipating the future. We say it every year, but 2015 looks promising. There are a slew of albums on deck from the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Macklemore, and many more that’ll be announced. Today, Dennis and I decided to name off our most anticipated album going into the new year. After you read ours, we want to… continue reading

share on:   |  
Dom Kennedy – Represent (I Like That)

Dom Kennedy – Represent (I Like That)

Hip-hop is springing the whole surprise element on us more frequently, and it’s lovely. We’re you expecting to hear from Dom Kennedy tonight, let alone anytime during this weather? Probably not, but surprise! He’s back. Dom usually isn’t one to just drop a random song and disappear, so we could be starting the campaign toward his next album. A much-needed project, by the way. “Represent (I Like That)” is a beat by J. LBS that Mr. Kennedy makes clear he initially passed on (“I had passed on this beat when I first heard it, now it’s murdered like the Inc.”),… continue reading

share on:   |