In my short few years of blogging I’m finally reviewing one of my favorite artist!!! Big K.R.I.T had quite the 4th quarter finish in 2018. Mississippi’s very own gave us a three-peat of hard hitting EPs. In two week intervals, K.R.I.T. delivered ‘Thrice X’ (November 16, 2018), ‘Double Down’ (November 30, 2018) and ‘Trifecta’ (December 14, 2018). Prior to these releases K.R.I.T was relatively quiet. … Read More Big K.R.I.T. – TDT (Album Review)
Vic Mensa delivers an EP that provides emotional depth with a healthy serving of insight. Vic is an artist that i see as one of the more genuine acts in music. Yes i said it. Its a fair statement to being that he’s almost 10 years in! Vic has this remarkable ability to blend creative wordplay into personal/sociable conscious rap. ‘Hooligans’ definitely served as … Read More Vic Mensa – Hooligans (EP Review)
First off I would like to congratulate Wifisfuneral on making XXL’s 2018 Freshmen list! Wifi is definitely one of my favorite artist among the new age rappers. Wifi is different. With sheer tenacity and a mind bending flow and delivery to channel his raps, the Palm Beach, Florida rapper, is becoming quit the star with a consistent growth in his following. The first project … Read More Wifisfuneral – Ethernet, Vol. 1 (Album Review)
Following the release of Pusha T’s ‘DAYTONA’ album, which was solely produced by Kanye, Kanye delivered his own album a week later and it could not have been at a better time. ‘Ye’ like ‘DAYTONA’, is a 7 – track project. The anticipation for this album was through the roof for some and meant nothing to others (apparently). From his open support of Donald … Read More Kanye West – Ye (Album Review)
There are so many acts in today’s hip hop market. Harlem’s very own, Dave East, demands attention in this overcrowded market. ‘P2’ is the sequel to last year’s exquisite release, ‘Paranoia: A True Story’. On ‘P2’ the Nas co-sign carries on that New York rap tradition that true hip hop fans LOVE and WISH THERE WERE WAS MORE OF. Immediately, Dave gives us an … Read More Dave East – P2 (Album Review)
Aminé basically has been MIA all 2018. He tweeted out last Monday about having “albums ready” so obviously he’s been keeping things low-key but working round the clock. The album cover for this says it all. On the following day, he announced his new “LPEPMixtapeAlbum” project called ‘OnePointFive.’The follow up to last year’s debut album ‘GoodForYou ‘contains 13 tracks in total and features guest appearances … Read More Aminé “OnePointFive” (Review & Stream)
Last week, YG’s highly anticipated third studio album, ‘Stay Dangerous,’ was released! After week one the numbers are in…. ‘Stay Dangerous’ did 55.5K first week! Is this good? I’m not sure but he met his projected amount! I am very surprised the projection numbers weren’t larger. ‘Stay Dangerous,’ the follow up 2016’s ‘Still Brazy,’ is equipped with 15 tracks with guest appearances from Nicki … Read More YG – Stay Dangerous (Album Review)
Gunna’s heavy hitting, high powered ‘Drip Season 2’ was simply a huge success. So it was only right that Gunna returned with a 3rd offering. ‘Drip Season 3’ features a LOADED line up consisting of Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, & more. The production is handled by Metro Boomin, Wheezy, Turbo, Khalil, Richie Souf, and … Read More Gunna – Drip Season 3 (Mixtape Review)
‘DAYTONA’ is a complete project that makes you wish it was a 14- track project rather than seven but at the same time you appreciate Kanye and Pusha-T’s decision to keep it short and sweet. Some critics say Push shows a lack of evolution. I think it depends on perspective. Push sticking to what he knows works!
We’re back again with some of the hottest tracks this week from some of my favorites! Come vibe out!
We’re back again with the second edition of the Eclectic Ear with some new tracks that are sure to please, check it out!
With the rapid change the in music industry over the last few years spurred on by the role social media plays in today’s society we have seen a shift in how artists roll out their new material and a focus on different objects. We have seen the long roll out with ads and promos replaced by surprise albums and the standard of one project … Read More The Eclectic Ear: Hottest Music Picks for the Week of November 12th