Hip Hop

H.E.R. – ‘Back of My Mind’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Shane Adams Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, who goes by the stage name H.E.R. (pronounced “her”), has been releasing singles and individual tracks going as far back as 2014, thus it’s a bit surprising that she’s just now coming out with her first full-length release. If making up for lost time was any part of… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2021 (So Far) #10. “ACTION” — CHAI Photo Credit: Yoshio Nakaiso “ACTION” finds CHAI rejecting all the weight of self-seriousness (not that the band had much of that to begin with). Black Lives Matter protests inspired the Japanese quartet to think about what a call to action would look… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Q102 Jingle Ball 2003

Q102 Jingle Ball at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Blaque Fabolous Hilary Duff Maroon 5 Sean Paul Simple Plan Stacie Orrico Photography by: Steve Trager

DMX – ‘Exodus’ Album Review

Photo Credit: @shotbyjacques The posthumous album as a memorial is a concept that has played out in public several times over the last two years. DMX was prolific and well-connected, but hadn’t released a proper album in nine years at the time of his death at 50-years-old. Exodus was executive-produced by Swizz Beats who collaborated… Read more

Maroon 5 – ‘JORDI’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wex & Alex Maroon 5 has become well-known for their singles, but virtually forgotten when it comes to their deep tracks. Songs like “Moves Like Jagger” and “Payphone” dominated the airwaves due to their generic pop sound and easy-to-sing-along lyrics. None of their songs would be out of place in 2012 or 2021…. Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Hip-Hop Artists You Should be Listening to in 2021

Top 10 Hip-Hop Artists You Should be Listening to in 2021 2021 is shaping up to be a year where a lot of new artists are entering the musical arena through popular social media platforms like TikTok. By using catchy beats, favorable lyrics, and/or impressive visuals, musicians in 2021 are searching for the niche that… Read more

J. Cole – ‘The Off-Season’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wesley Mann After three years of waiting, J. Cole has finally released his latest album The Off-Season. While most of Cole’s tracks are heavy-hitting and direct, this album is much more mellow and reflective of his position in music. A lot of music from J. Cole is an assertion of dominance to be… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Q102 ‘Q Concert 14’ 2003

Q102 ‘Q Concert 14’ at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Bowling for Soup Daniel Bedingfield Fabolous Ginuwine Jewel Lillix Lisa Marie Presley LL COOL J Third Eye Blind Tyrese Wayne Wonder Photography by: Steve Trager