For years, Jay Rock has struggled to find his place in the industry. The talent was obviously there since Warner Bros. took a liking to his sound. However, it became hard to figure out how to market him because of his street influenced music. Putting him on a record with Omarion didn’t help much, either. So, Jay took his talents some place else. The true path he was destined to take: Strange Music. The biggest independent label in the country that doesn’t care what sound you do. They make it work. So, Follow Me Home has finally arrived. How does… continue reading
Live from the underground, Trae The Truth reigns. He’s been recognized as a superstar in Houston, even getting his own Trae Day every year. Despite a ban from radio, due to an incident in 2009 where a shooting happened during his day, Trae hasn’t let any of it slow him down. He’s actually got bigger with many mainstream artists defending and supporting him. Street King has been in the works for over a year and features some of his best work yet including collaborations with Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Scarface, Lupe Fiasco and many more.
The Young Goldie has returned to shelves after over a year of anticipation. From dropping “Lay It Down” to getting Andre 3000 on a verse, it’s all been hype. In a good way, of course. The hype is real. King Of Hearts is sounding like a great album to enjoy whether you have a broken heart, want to have sex or even make a baby. All different flavors for R&B heads. Here’s my synopsis.
With more eyes on Tech N9ne than ever, All 6′s & 7′s is shaping up to his biggest album release. The Strange Music creator worked hard to pull off some of the amazing features like Lil Wayne, T-Pain, B.O.B., Busta Rhymes and more. It wasn’t about going mainstream with this album. It’s about dragging the well known artists into his realm, something he’s done in the past. All while he creates his own solo stand out material. Stand Out Tracks: “He’s A Mental Giant”: That sample is still too crazy. Tech sounds sharp while addressing critics about being a narcissist…. continue reading
For Crooked I’s younger brothers, it’s never been a struggle to get out of his shadow. The struggle through my own personal views is convincing the world that the lyrical foursome are worthy of your listens, downloads and purchases. The C.O.B. signed group emerged with their debut album, Gangsta M.C, in 2009. A very slept-on West Coast album it was. They’re back with their sophomore effort, Firing Squad. Does it stand up to the previous LP? Stand Out Tracks: “Paper Planes (Remix)” Ft. Crooked I: Catchy hook. Nice spin on an overly played concept (money). “Ode To The Slums (Interlude)”:… continue reading
Vince McMahon is a genius. End of story. One of the greatest creations in the history of Wrestling has been the famous yearly Wrestlemania. In this new three disc set, Vince and all the people responsible for the event recap about their experience and tell their stories. It covers not only the first Wrestlemania, but we get the first five plus eight. Once the documentary is done, you can enjoy two discs full of matches including Razor Ramon Vs. Shawn Michaels (Wrestlemania X, ladder match), Ultimate Warrior Vs. Macho Man Randy Savage (Wrestlemania VII) and more. Purchase: Amazon | WWE Shop