6LACK Leaves Much to Be Desired on ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ (Review)

Witnessing the rise of 6LACK (pronounced “black”) has been nothing short of fulfilling. From his double-platinum and Grammy-nominated breakthrough single, “Prblms,” to featured turns on Syd and Dreezy tracks and joint singles with Ty Dolla $ign and Khalid, 6LACK has solidified his sound. Murkily soulful soundscapes filled with tropes of trap production and drowned out…

Album Review: Nicki Minaj, ‘Queen’

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.

10 New Songs to Start Off Your Week (6/9)

1. BROCKHAMPTON, “1999 WILDFIRE” (from best years of our lives) After a stunning lineup change and a tour cancellation, hip-hop band, BROCKHAMPTON, return with the first taste from their upcoming album. “1999 WILDFIRE” is arguably their best song to date. The pseudo-soulful production is an interesting move considering their boisterous songs from previous albums, but it…

On Hip-Hop, Black Male Youth, and Mental Health

2017 was an intriguing year for music in hip-hop and mental health. From the traditionalists, JAY-Z and Kendrick, to the new school, Logic and Lil Uzi Vert, mental health has been a reoccurring topic in many of the radio singles, album tracks, and mixtapes released this decade. The obvious starting point is Logic’s Grammy-nominated track…

The Black Panther Soundtrack Is The Best Album of the Year

The movie hasn’t hit theatres yet, but the Black Panther soundtrack, curated by Top Dawg Entertainment and Kendrick Lamar, is a masterpiece. The album is at once forward-thinking and retrospective. The themes shift between the comic book world of Wakanda, the mind and emotional conscious of T’Challa/Black Panther, black nationalism, black pride, and swaggering bravado. With…

The Top 25 Singles 2017

2017 has been a great year for music and the rate of diversity of the tracks that penetrated the mainstream was admirable. Here we’ll list the top 25 tracks of the year, feel free to tear it apart! In order to be eligible for this list, the track must have been released as an official…

Album Review: Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’

After a polarizing lead single and three sporadic promotional singles, Taylor Swift has officially released her sixth studio album, reputation. The album functions as Swift’s second pop album and her most risky release yet. Beginning with “…Ready For It,” the first promotional single, the tone is clearly set for the album: big production and strong basslines….

2018 GRAMMYs Prediction: The Rap Field

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. THE RAP FIELD Some of the most coveted awards in…