Is Tyler, The Creator’s ‘IGOR’ Really That Good?

In short, yes, but contrary to popular opinion, I don’t find that it is his most accessible album. IGOR is an infinitely layered album of hazy vocals, disarming lyricism, and adventurous production. This is an album that demands care and attention during the initial listening period. It’s a summery record, not in the way of…

Lil Uzi Returns with Two New Bangers

After what has felt like an eternity of label troubles, album delays, and an overall drought of content from Uzi, he has finally returned with two solo tracks. Both tracks are natural evolutions from Luv Is Rage 2. The first, “Sanguine Paradise,” is built around muffled horns and a striking piano melody. It is around…

30 Most Anticipated Albums of 2019

Happy New Year! While 2018 was a stellar year for music (read my best albums and best songs lists), I’m even more excited for what 2019 has in store. From the blockbuster soundtracks to the grand return of some of music’s biggest names, 2019 is sure to be a huge year for music. So, without…

2018 VMAs: Who Will Win and Who Should Win (Part 2)

Here is the second part of my 2018 Video Music Awards (VMAs) predictions, you can find part one here. My list of the worst snubs at the 2018 VMAs can be found here. Best Collaboration The Nominees: “Meant To Be” (Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line), “Finesse (Remix),” (Bruno Mars & Cardi B), “APESHIT” (The…

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 GRAMMYs Disappoint, But Are We Surpised?

Well, last night I completely wasted three and a half hours of my time watching the Grammys. Between boring and tone-deaf performances and almost comical stupidity, the show was a flaming dumpster fire. My first gripe with the show was the bizarre decision to not only bring back James Corden as host but to also lengthen…

Top 30 Hidden Gems of 2017

In addition to great singles and even greater albums, there were some truly amazing album tracks or standalone singles that deserve their recognition. Here I rank the top 30 album tracks of 2017. To be included on this list, the track must be a song on an album released in 2017 that was not promoted…

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…

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…