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Eminem's Comeback: Kamikaze

Eminem’s Comeback: Kamikaze

October 9, 2018

Today’s rap is no doubt the era of “mumble rap”, where almost every rapper is barely understandable. Many people gravitate toward this new-era rap music, not because of lyrics, but because of it’s...

J. Cole's Newest Venture: Another Success

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

By Michael Diamandakis May 22, 2018

On April 19, 2018, J. Cole released KOD, his eighth studio album. KOD’s 12 tracks explore typical J. Cole themes: drugs, life in poverty, ascent to stardom, copious cash, and the complexity of love,...

Saba Enters the Spotlight

Saba Enters the Spotlight

By Lola Leuterio May 8, 2018

On April 5, 2018, Chicago rapper Saba released his second studio-produced album “Care for Me,” an original and artistic expression of his own overwhelming mental health struggles. The emotional depths...

Do it for the Culture

Do it for the Culture

By Connor Dargan March 23, 2018

2018 has treated hip hop group Migos well so far; following the release of their newest album, “Culture II,” the group was featured on the cover of “Rolling Stone” and reached the Billboard’s...

Without Warning Review

Without Warning Review

By Connor Dargan December 3, 2017

To say artists Offset and 21 Savage’s new project Without Warning dropped without...well...a warning...would be a bit of an understatement.  Produced by Metro Boomin, Without Warning was released the...

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

By Ravi Joshi-Wander October 17, 2017

“I do not value your money, I value your acceptance and loyalty,” claims XXXTentacion in the intro to his debut album 17. After listening to the album in completion, it becomes clear that the Miami-based...

Still A Rockstar?

Still A Rockstar?

By Cal Mitchell September 23, 2017

Since the release of his third studio album in July 2016, Philadelphia based rapper nd self proclaimed “rockstar” Lil Uzi Vert has consistently topped the charts. He co-produced the singles “Bad...

Sweet/Sexy/Savage

Sweet/Sexy/Savage

By Kavi Dolasia March 10, 2017

Since the release of her Grammy-nominated mixtape “You Should Be Here” almost two years ago, Kehlani’s sophomore album has been a highly anticipated release. Hailing from the Bay Area, the R&B...

Kevin Gates'

Kevin Gates’ “Islah”

By James Finn May 4, 2016

The term “vulnerable” is rarely used to describe gangsta rappers.The likes of Mac Dre, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent, all of whom pioneered the genre, hardly provided a template that encouraged their...

Kanye's

Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo”

By James Finn March 3, 2016

In late January, several weeks before Kanye West released his long-awaited "The Life of Pablo," West tweeted that his latest release “is actually a gospel album.” "The Life of Pablo’s" lyrics and...

“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

By Kevin Lee April 2, 2015

Drake’s catchy new album, “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” captures the essence of trap with flowing lines and hard beats. Anyone can bump to his music and it’s hard not to feel the...

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Put Your Money Where Your Playlist Is

By Camille Morgan February 24, 2015

In the morning, as I shuffle out of my house in a desperate attempt to get a spot in the back parking lot, I jam my phone into my car’s speaker and press shuffle on a playlist containing the works...

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