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
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
Flatbush Zombies – Vacation In Hell
After 2 years since their last project, Flatbush Zombies have again set their freak flag loose on their newest album, Vacation In Hell. With the strong hooks from Zombie Juice, the wild and absurd personality of Meechy Darko, and the immaculate production from Erick The Architect, the Zombies bring major heat across the 19 track › Read more
It’s hard to deny that Brockhampton, whether you love them or hate them, have had one of the best years a group could ask for. Their meteoric rise to stardom off the back of the first two projects from their Saturation trilogy put them at the forefront of new rap collectives and made them “America’s › Read more
Going into JPEGMAFIA’s new record, Veteran, I didn’t really expect anything. Only hearing his single with Freaky “I Might Vote 4 Donald Trump” before diving into this new release, to say that I wasn’t ready is an understatement.   The way this man blends what seems to be the entire internet into this heady, colorful › Read more
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