Tag Archives: rap

Review: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

I have to give Kanye West the benefit of the doubt. It’s taken me a long time to type that sentence. The first 6 weeks of 2016 have been an incredibly exciting and frustrating time to be a Yeezy fan… Continue reading

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First Impressions: Pusha T – Darkest Before Dawn

Pusha T brings heat to late December with the best hip hop album of the year. Continue reading

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Recommended Tracks: Pell, Ellie Goulding, Julien Baker, & The Staves

Been working late a lot lately, so I wanted to do some quick hits on tracks that I’ve been loving to clear my head. Let me know if you dig any of them. “Queso” by Pell #1 Jam of the … Continue reading

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Recommended Track: “Change Locations” by Drake & Future

By all accounts, Drake and Future’s joint album What A Time To Be Alive is a present. Recorded during a few productive nights in Atlanta, it’s essentially a tossed-off collection of tracks with beats that slot neatly into Future’s incredible three-project run … Continue reading

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When Did It Get Like This?

6 months since my last blog post. Here’s where my head’s at tonight (music and article recommendations at the bottom): Made in America has done a phenomenal job giving Philadelphia its own festival. 70,000 people a day took over the Parkway … Continue reading

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2014 In Music (Part 1): Albums #15-11

Random blurb to start the future blurb-age: My favorite albums from this year came on like an absolute head rush. This list is packed with surprises of all kinds for me: the obligatory half dozen artists I’d never heard of; albums … Continue reading

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Why Outkast Flopped At Coachella (It’s Not EDM’s Fault)

A well-written article called “Why It’s EDM’s Fault Outkast Flopped” has gotten a lot of attention around the interwebs this week. In it, author Tim Hirsh picks apart the duo’s Coachella performance and blames the audience’s lack of energy on … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

The sequel to Eminem’s best album falls way short of its predecessor, but it’s a step in the right direction. There’s a moment about eight and a half minutes into Eminem’s newest comeback album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, when … Continue reading

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Recommended Track: “Tweakin”

Danny Brown’s new and abrasively excellent album Old leaked on October 1st, which is why it’s hard to believe that the weirdest rap song I’ve heard this month comes from somewhere else in Illinois. Meet Vic Mensa, the ex-“Kids These Days” … Continue reading

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Review: Drake – Nothing Was The Same

Drake – Nothing Was The Same Record Label: OVO Sound/Young Money Entertainment Release Date: September 24, 2013 To be fair, it was always going to be close to impossible for Drake to top Take Care, a heartbreak handbook that’s grown to … Continue reading

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