DISCLAIMER: I love Azealia Bank’s music and have been a dedicated fan for a long time; but I’m about to shade her for filth, kinda. During a recent visit at the Breakfast Club, New York’s most polarizing Hip-Hop radio station, rapper Azealia Banks explained to host Charlemagne that Bronx rhymer Cardi B, is “illiterate,” and […]Read More THE MAINSTREAM GAME: Azealia Banks V.S Cardi B
Everyone was hype, including myself to see Nicki Minaj dropping not one- but two new singles last month. Both “Chun Li’ and “Barbie Tingz” are refreshing and delivers the detailed, yet delicate grandeur of the Queen’s rhymer. While both singles are doing very well on the charts, Miss Barbie has caught a bit of a […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: NICKI MINAJ’s SNL “Chun Li” Performance
Kanye West has sparked some major controversy in the last week. Between explaining his mental health, expressing support for Donald Trump and his opinions on American slavery, the rapper has also raised intense anticipation for his new album set to release sometime this year, hopefully. In the midst of many angry opinions, happy observers and […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: Kanye’s Music is Free Thought
Drake, the undeniable triple threat of a rapper has been hitting the heart chords lately. His infectious, trap inspired “smooth rap” ( as I mentioned in previous postings) has granted him a length of consecutive music wins, but his past few releases might be his best- and not for the reasons you think. “Look Alive,” […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: Drake’s 2018 so far
When “Culture” was first released, it reinforced the grand braggadocio of not only Migos, but the Dirty South’s continuous influence to Hip-Hop. Extremely symbolic in it’s nature, the Migos’ attempts to keep this a fact with “Culture 2.” Of the 24 trap flavored tracks, “Culture 2” dips itself with experimental sounds. The Drake assisted “Walk […]Read More #NEWVIBES: Migos’ “Culture 2”
Chris Brown is the James Brown of our generation; Captivating, extremely talented, yet limited. In the darkness of his many shortcomings, a part of America (particularly the wealthy and powerful) has blocked him from opportunities. This is evident in his eagerness and determination to just stay current in the music world. He is unapologetically the […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: Is Chris Brown Breaking Barriers Anymore?
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 […]Read More AMINE: New School’s X-Factor?