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Joyner Lucas – ‘ADHD’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine Joyner as an artist has always been under-the-radar, presenting thought-provoking tracks like “I’m Not Racist” and garnering an audience willing to figure out the social commentary behind the lyrics. He is here to stay, and most definitely, to slay. His debut album ADHD starts off with an introductory skit, “Screening Evaluation”,… Read more

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Suga’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Lauren Dunn Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, professionally known as Megan The Stallion, released her third EP Suga on March 6th. She was able to release it right before the pandemic started, allowing fans to enjoy nine new songs while in quarantine. The EP initially was planned to release later than it actually was,… Read more

Remembering Pop Smoke: The Brooklyn-Bred Rapper Resting in the Stars

Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Pop Smoke rose quickly to stardom in the music industry with his hard lyrics and raspy voice. Paired with UK drill beats, the Brooklyn rapper connected with people looking for heavy-hitting anthems. Pop Smoke used his charismatic attitude, style and flow to rapidly take over the airwaves of New… Read more

Joyner Lucas: Socially Conscious Hip-Hop

Photo Credit: Trevor Finney Joyner Lucas is known for his lyricism and quick delivery. The rapper gained attention of millions of listeners with tracks like “Ross Cipicchioni” and “I’m Not Racist.” With the viral success of several tracks, the artist has been able to create a name for himself through his work as a songwriter,… Read more

Drake – ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ Mixtape Review

Photo Credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Once again the herald angels are singing, for Aubrey Drake Graham has graced our terrestrial planet with another sprawling collection of emotional music. Enter Dark Lane Demo Tapes, a deceptively-named mixtape full of demos that aren’t really demos. New Drake and old Drake’s past several iterations all have glaring commonalities:… Read more

Young M.A: Making History Telling ‘Herstory’

Photo Credit: Michael Fequiere Ever since dropping her hit single “Ooouuu” in 2012, this young rapper has set her eyes on a higher prize. With a successfully rising music career, philanthropic goals, and growing understanding of the world, Young M.A is setting herself up to become a memorable name in the world of hip-hop. Young… Read more

Eminem – ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ Album Review

 Photo Credit: rag & bone X Eminem Music To Be Murdered By from hip-hop honcho Eminem begins as you immediately hear something being peculiarly shoveled in the background of the Dr. Dre produced “Premonition” introduction track. Em then goes on to lyrically assassinate a two-minute tirade of a welcome. Reminding everyone, he’s back! And it’s… Read more

Childish Gambino – ‘3.15.20’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Pavielle Garcia 3.15.20 is a combination of early Kanye West, 80’s Prince and a sample of Zhane’s “Hey Mr. DJ.” It makes us reminisce about the good old days. At the same time, it feels like Donald Glover pushes the restart button with his “We are, we are, we are” intro in “0.00”,… Read more

Lil Wayne – ‘Funeral’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ramona Rosales Lil Wayne’s thirteenth official studio album titled Funeral is more comparative to a shooting guard’s perfected mid-range jumper, opposed to expecting a triple-double every game. For example, like the pronounced skillset of James Harden, over the fluidness of LeBron (In fact, he makes reference to the Houston Rockets star, but we… Read more

Snoop Dogg – ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ Concert Review

Photo Credit: Chris Minor Perhaps there is no better way to kick off the New Year than with something just a bit different from your average everyday concert in Philadelphia. I received a once in a lifetime opportunity to catch one of the greatest of all time in hip-hop, Snoop Dogg. There is no experience… Read more