Big Sean Ft. Drake – Blessings

Big Sean Ft. Drake – Blessings

Big Sean is one hungry individual. “At the top of the rap game and still progressing.” Despite being on his third album, Dark Sky Paradise, Big Sean rejuvenates himself with a serious run almost each time before an album. It doesn’t always translate into a strong album, though, as we’ve seen with Hall Of Fame. This new one is backed by the infectious, Platinum-selling “IDFWU,” and now this Drake-assisted “Blessings.” Is there a bad Big Sean and Drake collaboration? I don’t think so. “Blessings” doesn’t break the trend either. You have Drizzy kicking bars that you’d expect out of him… continue reading

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Video Review: Ne-Yo – Non-Fiction

Video Review: Ne-Yo – Non-Fiction

A little over two years later, Ne-Yo is giving us his latest album, Non-Fiction, and this is after he made the jump to Motown Records. The direction of the LP fits into the brand that Motown has given us for decades. Ne-Yo finds himself in a loose narrative that spans the entire album without making it feel like you need to always listen in order. Take almost any song off the album and it sounds good on its own. Unlike R.E.D., Non-Fiction is a refreshing return to a pre-dominant R&B vibe. There’s the Juicy J-assisted “She Knows” and “Time Of… continue reading

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OnCue Releases One Of The Most Creative Videos Ever With “No Way”

OnCue Releases One Of The Most Creative Videos Ever With “No Way”

Let’s just put this out there: music videos are boring nowadays. Often times, it’s too much of the same concepts and not enough innovation. The chances of me watching a music video aren’t as high as they were before I used the internet. This is a reflection upon myself, and not the entire culture. Videos are still a viable source of promotion that stack up millions of views to the right artists. Fortunately, there’s one artist who swayed me to watch his latest visual. That artist is OnCue. A man who went on sort of a positive rant hours before… continue reading

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Free Album: Raz Simone – Cognitive Dissonance Pt. 2

Free Album: Raz Simone – Cognitive Dissonance Pt. 2

Raz Simone aimed to create a different experience with Cognitive Dissonance Pt. 2. Instead of rolling out a few singles, Raz decided to give us his entire album in pieces, week by week. For 11 weeks, he dropped a new song and/or video that would wind up on his sequel. The plan worked as the streams/views racked up, fans were excited and eagerly awaiting the download link for the entire album. Much like part one, there is no features on here. Raz is still in that position of his career where he’s showing and proving to the world without a… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (1-19 to 1-25)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (1-19 to 1-25)

It might be Lil Wayne week on The Sermon’s Curation. Having such a powerful presence in hip-hop means that the world is here to dissect any work he releases to the public. After Sorry 4 The Wait 2 dropped, we got lost hope for Weezy, a break-down of the lyrics, and if Tha Carter V will be worth the wait. In addition to that, pieces about how to win the Royal Rumble, a lost A$AP Yams interview, a look at Fabolous’ highs and lows in his career, and more are included. The Foolproof Guide To Winning The Royal Rumble: It’s… continue reading

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Video Review: Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$

Video Review: Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$

Joey Bada$$ is one of the few New York rappers in this new generation to really make an impact. Since he came into the industry in 2012, he’s worked hard to establish himself and the Pro Era crew a loyal fan base that has been paying off in different ways. Whether it was touring, releasing music, or his most recent debut album dropping, they’ve shown love. Currently, B4.Da.$$ is on pace to sell 50-55K first week. To put it in perspective, he’s going to beat Lupe Fiasco by at least 15K. What we got with B4.Da.$$ is a debut album… continue reading

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