Kendrick Lamar

MMM Top Ten: 10 Great Concept Albums

The concept album hit its stride after the 1960s when large, well-funded bands had the cash and carte blanche to explore, at length, any idea that crossed their addled brains. Whether a bloated 1970s ineffectual gesture or a coherent and brilliant bit of storytelling, the concept album has fans and detractors in equal measure. Here… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2022 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2022 (So Far) Though the first half of 2022 has seen something of a dearth of mainstream musicians, this space has thankfully been filled by a number of highly talented alternative, indie stars. From the masterful indie-rock confessionals of Soccer Mommy to the affecting balladry of Regina Spektor, Q1… Read more

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Renell Medrano “I cannot get over the most popular and influential artist in modern music displaying a working nervous system, admitting mistakes, trying to process intergenerational trauma and prejudice,” said Lorde of Kendrick Lamar’s new album. It’s perhaps the most succinct encapsulation written yet of the highly anticipated fifth album by one of… Read more

Super Bowl LVI: The Hip-Hop Halftime Show That Made History

Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/GI What happens when you put the Kings of Hip-Hop on the world’s biggest stage with the Queen of Hip-Hop and Soul? You get one of the best half-time shows in the NFL’s history, and this certainly was the case when it came to this year’s show. Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige,… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Most Anticipated Releases of 2022

Avril Lavigne – Love Sux, to be released: February 25th Photo Credit: DTA Records Her most recent videos suggest that pop-punk’s princess hasn’t aged a day in twenty years, and the recent songs themselves also imply that she’s having just as much fun as ever, too. John Mellencamp – Strictly a One-Eyed Jack, released: January… Read more

Black Lives Matter: How the Music Industry Responds to Racial Injustice

Black Lives Matter also known as BLM is the response to police brutality and systematic racism against black people in America. Through the use of technology, citizens have captured footage and watched as black people have been killed at the hands of police officers across America. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” first appeared on a… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Carlton Rolle’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Music has changed so much over the last 10 years. Many have heard and watched the degradation of genres fade away while other artists breathe new life in an overstuffed industry. Great albums come rarely, especially ones that became statements for the era or for the people living through that time. These are all albums… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s

#10. Foster The People – ‘Torches’ (2011) Briefly, it looked as though bands like Foster The People might help bring songs that were fun, catchy, and instantly memorable back to the rock mainstream. It didn’t turn out quite that way, but Torches still shines bright and holds up.  #9. Foo Fighters – ‘Wasting Light’ (2011)… Read more