Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V
What a return. After a near mythical absence from the world of rap music, Dwyane Carter aka Lil Wayne has returned to the mainstream consciousness to release a worthy addition to his legendary Tha Carter series.   Much has been written about the lore of this release, with the legal troubles of Wayne and his › Read more
Travis Scott – Astroworld
Astroworld has arrived. Years of peaking into the construction site of Travis Scott’s third studio album has finally resulted in the invitation to this expansive, kaleidoscopic world that calls back to Travis’ hometown of Houston, TX.   Since Rodeo, one of my favorite records ever made, Travis has kept fans on their toes about every › Read more
Comethazine – Bawskee
Wanted to recommend this straight to the point, fiery mixtape from Comethazine. Although it’s close to mindless, I find it extremely fun and replayable. Nothing here too innovative or left-field, but I feel like Comethazine is perfectly channeling the energy I loved so much on Smokepurpp’s Deadstar mixtape last year.   Seriously, I can’t stop playing this › Read more
Drake – Scorpion
Riding off the coattails of his hottest newest singles, Drake releases another decent project to his ever growing discography.   After a run of wins and losses and constant news coverage, its safe to say the world’s eyes are almost always on Drake. Wildly popular guest features, embarrassing revelations after a brilliant diss track from › Read more
Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts
An energetic, psychedelic and healing journey, Kids See Ghosts is two of the most important artists in the genre of Hip Hop at their artistic zeitgeist.   When announcing his slew of Summer 2018 releases, Kanye West made some big proclamations. Stating that new Pusha T, Kanye West, Nas and Teyana Taylor releases were all › Read more
Kanye West – ye
The second record in Kanye West’s insane GOOD Music album rollout, ye shows a more humble and personal Kanye than we have ever seen before.   Retreating to Wyoming to create 5 separate albums, two of which are his own, Kanye has returned to the mainstream spotlight with his most intentionally obscure releases yet. Daytona, › Read more
After one of the most hyped and convoluted album rollouts in recent memory, A$AP Rocky turns in a messy yet meticulous follow up to his spectacular At.Long.Last.A$AP project.   What felt like years of silence was put to an end once a track titled “Five Stars” surfaced on a mysterious Soundcloud account. Extremely rough and › Read more
Pusha T – Daytona
Pusha T returns.   After 3 years of relative silence, Pusha T makes a brief comeback that speaks volumes. Shortly before dropping Darkest Before Dawn, Push revealed that the album was in fact a prelude to his “real” new studio album, King Push. Now, we have Daytona, which he states is King Push with a › Read more
Playboi Carti – Die Lit
Playboi Carti’s Die Lit is the perfect sequel to his spectacular 2017 debut, a mixtape that I ranked as the third best album of last year. To me, Carti’s sound was undeniable. It was enveloping trap music – layered, psychedelic, wild, repetitive, and hypnotic. The tape pulled me into a luring trance of drugs and › Read more
J. Cole – KOD
KOD. Officially the most I’ve gone back and forth on a single record, and for good reason. This record really is an anomaly – the cover art, the instrumentals, and themes that J Cole has never discussed before – it makes for an interesting listen to say the least.   Just to say this is › Read more
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