My honest opinion of Views

By Maceo Maddox Yes, I’m aware that Views came out some time ago but one cannot diagnose an album from the first few listens. It takes time and listen after listen to fully grasp the concept, lyrics and progression from start to finish. I can now say that I have reached that point.. Drake’s platform…

Sept 5th album review

By Brian Lucear Take the vibe of 90s R&B and add a dark and mysterious aesthetic and a slight dash of modern  trap production and you get Sept 5, the debut album of OVO’s latest signees DVSN. Pronounced “division”, the duo consists of producer Nineteen85 and falsetto crooner Daniel Daley. The ten track album was released…

The prisoner’s dilemma

By Tony Walsh   Recently, I was listening to Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album, untitled unmastered. and it reminded me of what a great project his 2015 Grammy award-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly was. If you haven’t gotten the chance to experience either projects, go give them a listen. But, not until you read this,…

For all?

By Brian Lucear On February 14, 2016, after much anticipation, Kanye West officially released his seventh solo studio album The Life of Pablo As Ye finished his Saturday Night Life performance of “Ultralight Beam,” he frantically and maniacally announced to the world that the album was now available…on Tidal.com. Eager fans immediately downloaded the app…

What Makes A Good Beat?

By Emmanuel Agyemang “Music is a drug.” This isn’t just a popular statement of the fake-deep. Listening to the music you enjoy has a variety of beneficial effects. For example, listening to music can speed up the perception of time, making tedious tasks go by faster (Cracked.com). Listening to moving music causes the mood-altering chemical,…

What A Time To Be Alive Review

By Rahul Sharma This is Future’s universe; we’re just lucky to be a part of it. 2015 has been the best year of Future’s 5+ year career, and his recent hot streak started in late 2014 when he released Monster, the first mixtape that would kick-start his unprecedented streak of projects through 2015. Since then,…

It’s Miller TIme?

By Maceo Maddox Mac Miller’s tenure in the rap game has been an interesting one, marked with ups and downs in regard to quality and subject matter alike. His breakthrough mixtape, K.I.D.S, was met with much deserved acclaim, presenting lax rhymes over nice drum-kicks, which combined for a very refreshing and light experience. Next, now…

90059 Review: TDE’s Sophomore Slump or Surge?

By Emmanuel Agyemang With the release of Jay Rock’s 90059, all four original members of Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock) have now dropped two albums since forming TDE. After such a phenomenal quartet of debuts (I’m counting Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City as Kendrick’s debut since Section.80 was technically independent), I…

Trials & Tribulations: Apple Music

By Anthony Walsh If you decided to update your iPhone on June 30th to check out Apple Music, Apple’s new music streaming service, and sign up for the three-month free trial, your days are numbered. But, as the free period comes to an end for most users, there are a few questions that need to…

Gather Round’ for the Rodeo

By Joseph Khaleel Ali Typically to become a successful artist in the music industry, it takes years and years of grinding to just even solidify a fan base, let a long become a well-known name. Others just seem to be blessed with good fortune. The later is the case for 23 year old Houston native…

Tell Your Friends about the Weeknd…

By Anthony Walsh Finally, The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, wants to you “Tell Your Friends” about him. Tesfaye demands you to: “Go tell them what you know, what you seen, how I roll, how I did it on the low” on the third track of his recently released solo album, Beauty Behind the…