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Illenium – ‘Fallen Embers’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Brian Ziff Nicholas Miller creates under the name Illenium. If you look the word up in the dictionary, you will find no entries as the word, technically speaking, does not exist. It is a creation of Mr. Miller himself. But the sound of the word, Illenium, is quite evocative and suggests to those… Read more

MMM Thoughts: Album Sales vs. The Quality of Music – Which Truly Measures Success?

Photo Credit: Collages via Billboard Most people will tell you that the only success that translates financially is “success.” In music, certainly, it’s thought to be almost entirely mathematical: the more records an artist has sold, the more “successful” they are (of course, in recent decades the number of downloads and streams would also have… Read more

Drake – ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Image via YouTube/Drake Drake’s latest release Certified Lover Boy starts with the five-and-a-half-minute “Champagne Problems”; which begins with a sample of Masego’s “Navajo” – which, itself, samples the Beatles’ “Michelle”. The LP opener sees Drake fully recharged since his last full-length record of new material – 2018’s Scorpion. Here, the Canadian rapper turns the dial all… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 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 gets them in the spotlight. Below are some of these notable… Read more

MMM Top Ten: Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021

Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021 #10. Migos – ‘Culture 3’ (TBA) Photo Credit: Prince Williams/WireImage Just a couple of years ago Migos sat atop the hip-hop throne, but over the last year, my favorite current rap group has not released a great deal of music for various reasons. The trio has been teasing… Read more

nothing,nowhere. – ‘Trauma Factory’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dan Brown nothing,nowhere.’s latest album Trauma Factory offers a fresh take on what it means to be human. The introspective album follows a compilation of fan favorites reimagined released in 2020 and a collaborative EP with Travis Barker from blink-182 that hit stores in 2019. This new project from Joe Mulherin maintained the… Read more

Drake – ‘Scary Hours 2’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Drake via Instagram If there is an artist that can make you feel their music in all facets, it’s Drake. Ever the pleaser, The OVO head honcho dropped Scary Hours 2 literally in the wee hours of All Star weekend. This latest effort is a sequel to 2018’s Scary Hours EP, which marks… Read more

JXDN: Meet The Breakout Trap Influenced Rockstar

Photo Credit: Daniel Rojas Jaden Hossler, also known as Jxdn, is a singer and TikTok star that is gaining music popularity. Jaden’s experiences with depression and attempts of suicide gave him a unique perspective on life. He is using his social media platform and music to spread messages about overcoming hardship whether it’s relationships, destructive… Read more

Juice WRLD – ‘Legends Never Die’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Andy Ford Jarad Anthony Higgins, known professionally as Juice WRLD, was a fast-rising superstar out of Chicago who was known as a prodigious emoter and leader among the Soundcloud rap set. Six days after his twenty-first birthday, he flew from Los Angeles to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, where he and his management team were… Read more

Black Eyed Peas – ‘TRANSLATION’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sarah Silver To be described as “on a spectrum” suggests qualities that are immeasurable to a specific point, or non-quantitative. Where on the spectrum exactly? Who’s to say, because that decision is another party’s responsibility entirely. Black Eyed Peas and their meandering catalog are “on a spectrum” – on one end are roots… Read more