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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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Review: Curren$y – Pilot Talk III

Review: Curren$y – Pilot Talk III

The release of Curren$y’s Pilot Talk III wasn’t like the previous installments. Currently, you can’t find the album on iTunes or in stores. It’s merely bundled into a $100 USB package via Spitta’s website that includes an assortment of things like a lookbook and some exclusive apparel (technically, he views the album as free while you pay for all those other items). For die-hard fans, this would work. The Nipsey Hussle method, but Curren$y skipped out on a step. Regardless of where you sell it, there are people who just want the album. If they can’t buy it, they’ll bootleg… continue reading

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Review: Travi$ Scott & Young Thug – Rodeo Tour

Review: Travi$ Scott & Young Thug – Rodeo Tour

As far as new artists go, there hasn’t been a more hyped up, talked about tour than the dynamic duo of Travi$ Scott and Young Thug (with assistance from Metro Boomin’). From city to city, the Rodeo tour has gotten this rep for being rambunctious, rowdy and entirely too turnt up. Considering the type of music these two make, would you be expecting anything less? Of course not. Sure, there are performers in a similar lane that disappoint when they hit the stage, but this isn’t happening here. It’s almost like the rep spread like a wildfire, so every fan… continue reading

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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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Review: Wale – The Album About Nothing

Review: Wale – The Album About Nothing

Wale’s whole career has been building up to this moment. It’s similar to main eventing WrestleMania. For years, Wale’s love for Seinfeld spilled over into his career. Two themed mixtapes would help him become a popular artist among a catalog that also consists of three albums, three compilations with the MMG crew, and many more tapes. This idea of Seinfeld-inspired music has finally transpired into The Album About Nothing. What makes this unique is Jerry Seinfeld’s actual involvement as narrator throughout the album, and the fact that this is Wale’s most personal body of work yet. It’s refreshing to have… continue reading

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