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Tag Archives: Hip Hop

Pusha T – Daytona

13-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Some of the best modern rap Thoughts A+ kanye production, like he’s somehow worked in all his best attributes (soul samples, modern industrial electro) and gave him to pusha t. Pusha keeps getting better. Still talking a lot about drugs but it’s more approachable. Fewer choruses and more […]

Playboi Carti – Die Lit

09-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Repetitive mumble raps ( I guess this is trap) over youthful production. It’s got that emo teen vibe uzi has – I really like the sound. Thoughts This is great. I don’t see the album having any lasting replayability but in 2018 it works. Feels like it’s a […]

Valee,Chase The Money – VTM

07-Aug-18

★☆☆☆☆ = Bad What’s it sound like? Disinterested generic rapping over amateur boomy beats. Thoughts If you’re not paying attention this sounds OK, I like the ‘removed’ vibe, but if you listen too close it falls apart. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Valee-CHASETHEMONEY-VTM/release/10661808 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Valee,Chase The Money – VTM Description: Album Review of Valee,Chase […]

D∆WN – Infrared

09-Jul-18

⭐⭐ D∆WN – Infrared Post-Blackheart I have high expectations for any Dawn Richard release but they aren’t met here; especially surprising given this is produced by Kingdom whose production is too bloated for her style. Gone is Dawn’s clever lyricism from Blackheart which was at times abstract, metaphorical and personal. Infrared is thematically promising but […]

Future, Young Thug – Super Slimey

05-Jul-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Future’s Atlanta stutter trap rap featuring young thug. Thoughts A solid outing, futures flow can get repetitive so it works well when he’s sharing a track with someone else. Young thug is going for it here, at times I feel he’s putting out too much material and wearing […]

Death Grips – Fashion Week (Instrumentals)

28-Jun-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Industrial instrumental electro, a modern house version of prime-NIN. Thoughts The instrumentals are fine Death grips fans will obviously miss MC Ride who is in all other death grips releases. Has its moments but nothing I felt like revisiting. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Death-Grips-Fashion-Week-Instrumentals/release/6489505 Listen! Youtube Spotify

Kerri Chandler – DJ-Kicks

21-Jun-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? A mix of songs from the 70s and 80s ranging from soulful jazz to r&b and proto rap. Thoughts It’s an ode to music made in NY that influenced Kerri. From that document standpoint it’s perfect and captures the time well. I personally enjoyed the jazzier tracks […]

Young Thug – Beautiful Thugger Girls

19-Jun-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Pop-rap, the cover art presents an accurate view of the vibe. Thoughts Reminds me when Wayne was doing pop-rock a few years ago. The hooks and lyrics fall short and Young Thugs schtick gets a bit repetitive. I appreciate his attempt at a different style but this […]

Nathaniel Merriweather,Lovage,Mike Patton,Jennifer Charles – Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By

13-Jun-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! Nathaniel Merriweather,Lovage,Mike Patton,Jennifer Charles – Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By What’s it sound like? The songs feature Dan The Automator’s signature hip hop with vocals from Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles (elysian fields) singing satirical love songs. Thoughts A curiosity from Dan the automator more than anything. It’s […]

Ivy Lab – 20/20 Volume One

01-Jun-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Big bass Thoughts Too future trendy for me More Info https://www.discogs.com/Ivy-Lab-2020-Volume-One/release/7686778 Listen! Youtube Spotify