Gaining attention during his “Save Money” affiliation with rapper/superstar Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa has had an interesting position in the spotlight. His slow, yet steady incline since his roster placement in XXL’s 2014 Freshman Class situated him perfectly for the release of “The Autobiography:” the Chicago rapper’s first full debut album. Released almost a […]Read More Vic Mensa: “The Autobiography” and Sonic Appeal
The chart-topping southern rap trio, Migos has defined this year with their 2017 victory lap of an album, “Culture.” From “T-Shirt” to “Get Right Witcha” to the infectious sultriness of “Bad and Boujee,” Migos rejuvenated the Dirty South with a refined rapid-fire style that is unique in it’s velocity and sound. It is no mystery […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: Migos, A Healthy Trifecta
For a while, I purposefully ignored Kehlani because her music and image appeared gimmicky. Her early tunes seemed too hooky, and didn’t look well for longevity. How I was wrong. A listen to her debut album “Sweet,Sexy,Savage” revealed just how cohesive and legitimate her sound is. Reminiscent of Neo-soul talents like Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys […]Read More Kehlani: Restoring 90’s R&B?
Bronx’s very own personality extraordinaire Cardi B is dominating pop culture and the charts with her most recent hit “Bodak Yellow.” A nod to Florida rapper Kodak Black, the song is a hooky, aggressive flabbergast of braggadocious rhymes common to the east coast rhymer. Currently reigning in the top five of iTunes downloads and number […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: How Great is Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow?”