Discussion: Will The MMG Brand Survive?

Discussion: Will The MMG Brand Survive?

There was an exciting time for the Rick Ross fan. After years of chanting Maybach Music, it finally became more than just a phrase. Ross built his label during the height of his popularity, signing acts like Meek Mill and Wale, while giving some up and coming names a chance such as Stalley and close compadre Gunplay. It seemed like a MMG takeover was imminent, and it was for the most part. Hard to escape the lady’s voice as Ross plowed through verse after verse, all while his artists began to get hot. Things don’t always work out to their… continue reading

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Review: Young Thug – Barter 6

Review: Young Thug – Barter 6

Let’s just get the elephants in the room out of the way. Yes, Young Thug is pretty lame for hi-jacking Lil Wayne’s series (even if it’s now Barter due to legal threats). Lil Wayne was too for 500 Degreez, but I was 11 and could care less at the time. See, the conversation about Thug paying homage has overstepped boundaries. There’s a fine line before your credibility is gone. The week leading up to Barter 6 was full of IG videos dissing Wayne. I get it, Wayne threw a shot first. Whatever. He was defending something he worked so hard… continue reading

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Bullet Points: Young Thug – Barter 6

Bullet Points: Young Thug – Barter 6

We here at Sermon’s Domain try to bring you innovation and creativity every single time we publish a post. So, when it comes to album reviews, SD writer Nick DeJohn has decided to start his new series titled Bullet Points. It’s simple, Nick will listen to an album a few times and then pick out the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between, all in glorious, easy-to-follow bullet point form. Check out the first entry featuring Young Thug’s Barter 6 below. *** Swirled by controversy and Internet rumors, Atlanta rapper Young Thug released his mixtape Carter 6, erm,… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (4-13 to 4-19)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (4-13 to 4-19)

Where can you find Drake, Young Thug, Vic Mensa, The-Dream, Lil Wayne, and Twista under one roof? The only correct answer is The Sermon’s Curation. For this week, some of my writing peers got The-Dream to break down his latest EP, debate Young Thug vs. Lil Wayne once again, ask for the old Vic Mensa back, and kick it with Drake. That’s not all. Scroll on and discover. What it’s like to get signed as a WWE wrestler: WWE has signed their next crop of NXT wrestlers, including one of the best in the indie circuit, Uhaa Nation. In this… continue reading

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Review: The-Dream – Crown EP

Review: The-Dream – Crown EP

Don’t call it comeback, The-Dream has been here for years. He’s just been a little overlooked in the past few years. His last body of work, IV Play, was a departure from the unbeatable tag team of Dream and Tricky Stewart, instead the former opted to handle 95% of the production. This could explain why it didn’t resonate as well as it did. Tricky is more than just a producer. He brings out the best in The-Dream. Knowing that they reunited for the Crown EP was enough to be excited about. Besides Tricky Stewart, there’s one major thing that’s associated… continue reading

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Review: Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb

Review: Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb

There was no reason that the Chameleon couldn’t have been the most successful villain in the Spider-Man universe. His ability to shift into whoever, wherever is a skill that should’ve been able to take down Peter. It wasn’t a perfect system, he had that unfortunate belt that was spotted several times, but there’s Doc Ock (or the countless other geniuses) to help improve. What exactly does this have to do with Tyler, The Creator, a very non-fictional rapper? Tyler attempts to pull a Chameleon — shifting his sound a lot — on his fourth studio album, Cherry Bomb, and ultimately… continue reading

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