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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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SD Interview: Rome Fortune Reveals Slipknot & Toro Y Moi Collaborations

SD Interview: Rome Fortune Reveals Slipknot & Toro Y Moi Collaborations

Rome Fortune is an artist you just gravitate toward. Looks are everything in this business, and Rome stands out. His colored beard, unique fashion style, and album covers (specifically the Beautiful Pimp series) are all examples of how he’s able to draw in the attention of outsiders. Once he reels them in, Rome can continue to impress with quality music. As he puts it, fans love consistency only if you’re giving them something different each time. Each release Rome Fortune brings falls in that category with collaboration EPs, utilizing one producer, or branching off to try a new sound. While… continue reading

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Stealth Is Metal Ft. TreaZon – HappiNess

Stealth Is Metal Ft. TreaZon – HappiNess

Anytime two up and coming MCs I respect and admire collaborate, it rarely disappoints. Atlanta meets Cleveland on “HappiNess” as Stealth Is Metal enlists TreaZon to assist another depth record. The song takes us through the two minds as they journey down the path to find happiness and dealing with the problems that can occur when chasing it. If I Don’t Believe Then Who Will? is coming soon (but not soon enough). TreaZon’s Versus Time is also on the way. Follow @SermonsDomain

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Review: Ludacris – Ludaversial

Review: Ludacris – Ludaversial

Five years can change a lot. Drake wasn’t the top guy in 2010, he was just emerging. Kendrick Lamar was simply a growing underground sensation. XXL Freshmen lists still mattered to the general public. I was only a year into community college. And Ludacris had released what would be his last album for close to five years. Somewhere along the way, he became an afterthought to the executives at Def Jam. Ludaversal, his eighth studio album, dates back to about 2012 in mention. Release dates came and went, the industry continued to change, and Ludacris became a mainstay in the… continue reading

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Young Dolph Shows Why He’s Got Next on ‘High Class Street Music 5″

Young Dolph Shows Why He’s Got Next on ‘High Class Street Music 5″

Who is your number one draft pick in rap music right now? That one artist you’d sign if you had the opportunity (and a label)? For me, it’d be Young Dolph. What started as a rapper who impressed me with a few guest features alongside Starlito has grown into one of my favorites. High Class Street Music 4 was my true introduction. I admired Dolph’s charisma on records. He can rap exceptionally about the topics he covers, while adding in a splash of comedy. And the ad-libs?! WOOOOOO! Don’t get me started. He’s top three in the entire game with… continue reading

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Review: Dee-1 – 3’s Up EP

Review: Dee-1 – 3’s Up EP

Be real. Be righteous. Be relevant. These are the 3 R’s that Dee-1 represents in his life and on the 3’s Up EP, which also serves as his first retail offering under RCA Records. While it’s easy to tell fans a way to live, Dee actually lives what he writes about. The 3 R’s are embodied in himself and the music he creates. So, if there was ever a time to jump into becoming a fan, this EP is definitely that moment. This moment lasts for 27 minutes that is built on cohesion. 3’s Up is not only diverse in… continue reading

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