Ari Lennox shares self-love message on ‘age/sex/location’ album

Love and sex are in the air after Dreamville artist Ari Lennox announced that she would be dropping her third studio album titled, age/sex/location. One of the songs we can expect is her hit single, “Pressure,” that debuted September of 2021. This had fans utterly shocked that a year later she would be giving them an entire […]

Why Beyoncé chose house music to launch her new album

Ladies and gentlemen, house music is back, and it might be here to stay for a while. Two weeks ago, Beyoncé deleted all her profile pictures across different social media platforms. It was evident that something was coming. Sooner than later, it was announced that she had a new album on the way titled Renaissance. […]

Drake surprised fans with ‘Honestly, Nevermind’; Is it good?

Drake just gave his fans a surprise with the release of his seventh album, Honestly, Nevermind, and it feels like he is making the music he wants to make. The danceable rhythms is a pocket he is comfortable with and it allows him to be a vulnerable as he wants to be. Drake is easily […]

Is ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ Kendrick Lamar’s greatest work?

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar has proven many times over that he is a different caliber of emcee. His album run over the last decade gives credence to that. As an artist, he allows himself to evolve and he unselfishly shares with his supporters. His latest offering, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is a well-balanced meal in a […]

Ye’s ‘Donda 2’ a dark reflection of loss, grief and a hip-hop time capsule

“Daddy’s not gone. Daddy’s at home.” This line from Donda 2‘s opening song “True Love” featuring the late xxxtentacion sets the mood for the album. Ye West’s 11th studio album creeps into the billionaire’s most intrusive thoughts of dealing with grief. In the second part of the creative series named after his late mother, Donda […]

Earl Sweatshirt shows how ill he is on his latest drop

The Odd Future collective has been blessing us with amazing music for quite some time now. Earl Sweatshirt is the latest to grace the streaming services with something original and thought-provoking. His most recent release SICK! is lyrically sharp with production by The Alchemist, Black Noise, Ancestors, Rob Chambers, Theravada and Alexander Spit. Earl delivers […]

Cordae cracks the code on his latest release

Rapper Cordae is a generational talent and it’s clear while he is walking in his purpose, he is just scratching the surface. His latest offering From a Bird’s Eye View is a concept album that allows Cordae to speak on subjects from outside of his purview. From a Bird’s Eye View is presented to the listener […]

Album review: Kanye finally releases ‘Donda’ but… does it deliver?

Love him or hate him Kanye West moves the culture. The release of Donda has proven that Kanye‘s impact on music and culture worldwide is undeniable. West provided the world a two-month rollout on a project that he worked on in real-time for all to see. It is easy to forget that this is about […]

Tyler, The Creator serves up opulence and feelings on his latest release

To say that the Grammy Award-winning rapper Tyler, The Creator is eclectic can be a bit of an understatement. His sixth album, Call Me If You Get Lost, is easily one of the best releases of 2021 and positions Tyler at the top of his peer class as he continues to grow and shine as […]

Canjelae shares thoughts on love, life, relationships on new EP ‘Cave Covers’

Canjelae understands the art of storytelling. The Bermudian songstress comes from a long lineage of storytellers and poets, which is beautifully reflected in her unique vocals. In her young career, the singer has already opened for household names such as Beyonce, Yolanda Adams, and Lionel Ritchie. On July 31, Bermuda’s Emancipation Day, Canjelae released her […]

Jay Electronica finally delivers his debut after 10 years; was it worth it?

After 10 years of waiting Jay Electronica has finally released his debut album, A Written Testimony. The project is his first solo effort, however rap icon Jay-Z joins Electronica on nearly every song. Having your label boss, who happens to be one of the world’s best rappers on your album, has to be an unfair […]

Jadakiss honors his friend with ‘Ignatius’

The inspiration behind Jadakiss’s fifth solo album Ignatius is an emotional one. He created this project to honor his close friend and colleague Ignatius “Icepick Jay” Jackson who passed away in 2017 from colon cancer. Jackson was instrumental in Jada’s career as well as those of Eve and Swizz Beatz. Jada recorded this album as […]

‘PTSD’ is an open door to the mind of G Herbo

G Herbo has delivered one of the strongest sophomore projects in recent time with PTSD. The so-called sophomore jinx does not appear to be an issue for the Chicago rapper. PTSD is the follow up to his 2017 offering Humble Beast. Herbo has come into his own. Lyrically Herbo maintains his street edge and it’s […]

Does Lil Wayne bring ‘Funeral’ to life?

Lil Wayne is a rap legend and an icon in many a music mind. He is a valuable member of hip-hop culture. With 25 years in the music industry, he has amassed one of the most accomplished runs ever. With that being said, however, the legend of Lil Wayne seems extremely uninspired on his new […]

Arin Ray brings soulful sounds with new project, ‘Phases II’

Arin Ray represents the true sounds of real R&B. After an appearance on the hit show “X-Factor” 2012, the Cincinnati, Ohio native did not reach mainstream success following his appearance on the reality show.  Instead, he began to write hits for artists such as  Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Rick Ross, and Young Thug. Arin recently […]

Gang Starr fills a listening void for 2019 with an instant hip-hop classic

The legendary hip-hop group Gang Starr released One of the Best Yet and it is a welcome addition to an overall underwhelming 2019. DJ Premier is the only surviving member of Gang Starr, as Keith Edward Elam also known as GURU (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal), died on April 10, 2010. This project comes 16 years […]

Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ is a revelation and a revolution

Kanye finally released Jesus is King and it feels like he has made up his mind about the direction of his life. Very few artists have allowed the public to see such a public and intimate transformation. This is what makes Kanye who he is. He is bold in all of his positions, no matter […]

‘K.R.I.T. IZ HERE’ is an album that says, ‘I made it’

Mississippi–bred rapper BIG K.R.I.T. is back with his fourth studio album K.R.I.T. IZ HERE. K.R.I.T. announced the release last month, confirming it was a sequel to his 2010 breakout mixtape, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here. K.R.I.T. hosted a listening party for fans at the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta on Wednesday, July 10. V.I.P. guests included the producer on the […]

B.o.B is back with new single, ‘Soul Glo’

B.o.B is an Atlanta-based artist, songwriter and producer who has created multiplatinum singles such as “Nothing On You” and “Airplanes.” The Grammy-nominated artist is now returning to the music scene after taking a hiatus since 2016. He recently released a new soundtrack titled, “Soul Glo.” This song is about being who you are and letting […]