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Review: Young Thug Gets It Brackin’ On Barter 6

Review: Young Thug Gets It Brackin’ On Barter 6

Young Thug has been one of the most controversial rappers to emerge in the last year, from his unique way of dressing, to his referral of his rap peers as “bae,” and his lyrics that are not necessarily explicitly heterosexual; his presence has certainly sparked some important dialogue about homophobia within the hip-hop community. Further, [...]

April 25, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

Curren$y Completes His Brilliant Trilogy with Pilot Talk 3

Curren$y Completes His Brilliant Trilogy with Pilot Talk 3

Curren$y has had a championship-level independent career after his few attempts at the mainstream went sour. The Louisiana native was first signed to Master P’s No Limit Records. Two years later, he joined the Cash Money/Young Money roster and snagged a highly coveted guest spot on Lil Wayne’s Carter II. When no album materialized, Spitta [...]

April 11, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

When Wale isn’t trying to be cool, The Album About Nothing soars

When Wale isn’t trying to be cool, The Album About Nothing soars

The Album About Nothing is an intimate Go-Go jam, where Wale finesses complicated lyricism infusing metaphors, his deepest secrets and the best music he’s ever made. A follow-up to the 2010 mixtape More About Nothing, the album employs the same thematic Jerry Seinfeld presence and wisdom. J. Cole, Sza, AG3, Jeremih and Usher make guest [...]

April 6, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes, Uncategorized 0

“Mr. Wonderful” is experimental, musical and unapologetically Action Bronson

“Mr. Wonderful” is experimental, musical and unapologetically Action Bronson

Action Bronson is the chubby, bearded Queens native, who never wears pants and puts on one of the most entertaining live shows I’ve ever seen. He might body slam you with the quickness in between mouth watering food references and humorous rhymes about how sexy your baby mama thinks he is. But he’s unapologetically Bronson [...]

March 31, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

Erik Hassle Previews New Music at The Sinclair

Erik Hassle Previews New Music at The Sinclair

The next time Erik Hassle performs in your city, especially if he’s the opener, buy a ticket, get a good spot, and enjoy the show. You’re guaranteed to leave with a new music suggestion for your friends. As Hassle explained in a phone interview before heading out on tour, this performance was an opportunity for [...]

March 26, 2015 Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste Live, Reviews 0

Fan of a Fan: The Album Is Sonic Misogny

Fan of a Fan: The Album Is Sonic Misogny

With the intense Cash Money drama brewing between Tyga and the label, him and Chris Breezy are closer than ever. The duo recently released the official follow-up to their 2010 mixtape Fan of a Fan. Fan of a Fan: The Album features guest appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, 50 Cent, Pusha T, Fat Trel, Boosie [...]

March 9, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

Drake Brings Fire on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake Brings Fire on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake in Beyonce-esque fashion, dropped a surprise project via itunes late Thursday night, titled If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Rumors had been circling the net of a potential mixtape coming from the Toronto emcee and although it’s definitely not the album Drake has been promoting heavily, it is for sale in album format. If [...]

February 16, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

Joey Bada$$ Strikes Gold with Golden-Era Inspired “B4.DA.$$”

Joey Bada$$ Strikes Gold with Golden-Era Inspired “B4.DA.$$”

Joey Bada$$ has had a challenging and powerful journey between the emergence of his first mixtape in 2012 to the release of his debut this past January. 1999 generated the Brooklynite a fair amount of buzz, but it was his firm stance at just seventeen and asserting his dedication to the independent grind, that really [...]

February 6, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews 0

Review: Lil Wayne Apologizes for Carter V Delay with S4TW2

Review: Lil Wayne Apologizes for Carter V Delay with S4TW2

The rollout campaign for Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V has been an interesting one to say the least. After Wayne’s original October release date came and passed, the social media shots at his longtime friend and label president Birdman were a huge shock to the hip-hop world. Those jabs have further materialized into Sorry 4 [...]

January 26, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

Rae Sremmurd Score Big With Debut Album

Rae Sremmurd Score Big With Debut Album

Times have drastically changed in hip-hop since Andre 3000’s declaration at the 1995 Source Awards that “the South has something to say.” Mainstream hip-hop now welcomes the southern twang, celebrates trap and crunk sounds and looks toward Atlanta and beyond for new trends. 2014 was another huge year for southern hip-hop and certainly one of [...]

January 16, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews 0