Best Rap Performance The nominees: “Be Careful” (Cardi B); “Nice for What” (Drake); “Bubblin’” (Anderson .Paak); “King’s Dead” (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake); “SICKO MODE” (Travis Scott, Drake, Swae Lee, Big Hawk) As much as I adore Anderson .Paak and his effervescent single, “Bubblin’,” I think it’s safe to say that he will not be taking home a Grammy in this category. With … Continue reading GRAMMYs Watch: Who’s Winning In the Rap Categories?
Best Rap Album Rap music is far and away the biggest genre in music today. Everyone wants to be a consumer and creator of the culture. With the massive influx of new rappers and veterans stepping up their game to keep up with younger artists, the rap categories at this year’s ceremony will be especially competitive. Right now there are three albums that are all … Continue reading 2019 Grammys Nominations Predictions: The Rap Field
There is no longer a debate as to who is the best female rapper, her name is Onika Tanya Maraj, professionally known as, Nicki Minaj. Continue reading Album Review: Nicki Minaj, ‘Queen’
On his ninth LP, Revival, Eminem returns with a sense of nostalgic solipsism that attempts to break new ground while still being content with its legacy. The brightest spots on Revival come courtesy of the guest vocalists. Beyoncé and Skylar Grey give emotional performances on “Walk on Water” and “Tragic Endings,” respectfully; their soft fluttery tones provide the perfect contrast to Eminem’s gruff voice. Ed Sheeran provides … Continue reading Album Review: ‘Revival,’ Eminem
Last Thursday, Eminem dropped the second song off his upcoming Revival album. The production for the first half of the song recalls “Berzerk” off The Marshall Mathers LP2. Eminem continues down the politically conscious route he began with his BET Cypher earlier this year. While the lyricism is fine and the subject matter is interesting, the song initially feels off. Like his previous release, “Walk on Water (feat. Beyoncé),” … Continue reading Single Review: Eminem, “Untouchable”
Eminem has returned with the lead single from his (rumored) final studio album. “Walk On Water,” a stunning collaboration with Beyoncé is a downtempo and sullen track that swells with emotion. Eminem and Beyoncé were the biggest male and female artists of the 00’s and their collaboration was always bound to occur, it was just a matter of when. “Walk On Water” is a song … Continue reading Single Review: Eminem, “Walk On Water (feat. Beyoncé)”
Ever the outsider and ever the exception to the norm, P!NK returns with her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma. Introduced by the powerful lead single, “What About Us,” Beautiful Trauma is anchored by P!NK’s incredible vocals and understated yet immaculate production. Kicking things off with the grand title track, Beautiful Trauma reminisces on the past, critiques the present, and celebrates the uncertainties of the future. Of the first … Continue reading Album Review: P!nk, ‘Beautiful Trauma’