AMINE: New School’s X-Factor?

Quirky in the truest sense, Amine adds a new dimension to the rap game. With his debut album “Good For You” dropping tonight, the Portland artist has shown himself as a unique personality and talented lyricist. The production of his music and corresponding visuals have caught my attention. Showcasing his crafty wordplay on singles like […]

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INTROSPECTIVE: Jazmine Sullivan’s “Reality Show”

A re-listen to Jazmine Sullivan’s third studio album shared much more than the songstress’s heart-wrenching vocals. Her story-telling abilities shines from beginning to end on “Reality Show.” From tales of label hogging to the classic “Bonnie & Clyde” relationships, Sullivan covers the realities of ¬†“hood” living. Giving context to many of the reality shows on […]

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INTROSPECTIVE: “The Story Of OJ”

There’s no denying that Jay-Z’s 4:44 is one of the most game-changing albums for Hip-Hop music. The album lacking the Brooklyn’s lyricist signature sound of hard-hitting beats and chilled R&B is replaced with fuzzy, almost uncomfortable instrumentals. “The Story Of OJ” stands out though. Samples from both Nina Simone and Kool and The Gang explains […]

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