Raz Simone – Out Here Getting Money

Raz Simone – Out Here Getting Money

The most common thing in albums is having those one, two or even more songs that you skip over. Ones that just don’t strike as hard as the others. With Raz Simone rolling out his entire album song-by-song, “Out Here Getting Money” falls under that category. It’s perhaps his first miss out of five singles, which is a great ratio. “Out Here Getting Money” as an actual song is fairly generic. His story at the end is what will draw you in as only Raz can do. He’s waxing poetry here, and that outweighs the entire stacking paper concept. Production… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Jukebox: Notable Music of the Week (12-8 To 12-14)

The Sermon’s Jukebox: Notable Music of the Week (12-8 To 12-14)

As I sit in this fictional old school restaurant, I wonder what will fill up the choices for my Jukebox this week. Getting closer to the holidays, less music is put out (which is a surprise, rappers don’t give a damn about time). Should you choose to put a coin in the box this week, you’ll hear music from Phene, Chase N. Cashe, Buggs Tha Rocka, Alex Wiley, Jazz Cartier, and rapper slash producer YOG$. Phene Ft. Beedie – IDontCare: Having known Phene and Beedie for years, their growth is undeniable. The two decided to connect on “IDontCare” and shoot… continue reading

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Malice Sweet – Try You (Prod. By Jake One)

Malice Sweet – Try You (Prod. By Jake One)

Can we start off with a cliche? Becoming a parent changes everything. For Mario & Malice Sweet, the power couple had to take a break from making music to raise their son. It’s now about finding balance between the two things you love in life, and that’s what Malice has started to do. While Mario keeps us shrouded in mystery for his next moves, Malice steps out on her own for the first time with “Try You.” There’s something about this Neo-Soul-esque record that’s very infectious. In a span of five days, the amount of plays on my behalf have… continue reading

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Eight Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan Songs

Eight Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan Songs

The internet is a cold place. Anybody who can somehow gain access to an artist’s music can become a nightmare. Fortunately, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan aren’t the type of artists to care about leaks. They’ve suffered them many times over the years, and their work ethic is too much to worry. For every song that leaks, they got two more ready to go. Since Rich Gang Vol. 2 didn’t drop on November 24, we’ve been waiting for a new release date. The Lil Wayne situation seems to be huge on Cash Money’s plate, so Birdman definitely doesn’t want… continue reading

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Nipsey Hussle Ft. Rick Ross – 1 Hunnit A Show (Prod. By Hit-Boy)

Nipsey Hussle Ft. Rick Ross – 1 Hunnit A Show (Prod. By Hit-Boy)

Some rappers can’t go away for a while and then come back to the same buzz. Nipsey Hussle can. He’s done it year after year as he takes time to craft music that’ll last longer than the short expectancy of the internet. He’s got a loyal set of fans. After dropping “50 Niggaz” last week, Neighborhood Nip teams up with Rick Ross for “1 Hunnit A Show.” Anytime you see a Nipsey Hussle and Rick Ross collaboration, its grounds for excitement. Their chemistry has been solid whether it’s them collaborating or both being featured on someone else’s song. “1 Hunnit… continue reading

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Punch Ft. Kendrick Lamar – 25

Punch Ft. Kendrick Lamar – 25

At this stage, Punch still wouldn’t consider himself a full-on rapper. He has an exceptional talent when he comes into the booth, enough so that TDE fans have rallied behind him for his own album. There’s pretty much no running away from releasing one in 2015. All of his random songs have been nothing short of TDE quality that stands up to some of the material the four core artists are putting out. On “25,” Punch enlists Kendrick Lamar to provide the hook on this deep record. Featuring a Tupac speech sample in the beginning, Punch then displays his talent… continue reading

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