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Review: Post Malone – August 26th

Post Malone has been a huge figure in the new wave of hip hop since the release of his hit “White Iverson”. When “White Iverson” dropped it quickly became an anthem of sorts being played everywhere especially on the radio and in the clubs. Since then, fans have been patiently waiting some time now for Post…

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Review: Rick Ross – “Black Market”

With it being over three full calendar years since Rick Ross‘ last consistent retail release (2012’s God Forgives, I Don’t), the Florida rapper needed to build off the strides he made with this summer’s Black Dollar mixtape. Ross dropped two albums in 2014 – the clumsily put together Mastermind and the far-too-cluttered Hood Billionaire – so two full-length projects the…


Review: Ty Dolla $ign – Free TC

Ty Dolla $ign’s debut album, Free TC, comes a year after the first single, ‘Stand For’, was released. Although the single did not make the album, it represents the purpose of the album better than anything on it. Free TC was positioned as an album Ty Dolla had been waiting to make his entire career,…


Review: Skeme – Ingleworld 3

Gangsta rap has seen a sudden uptick in quality since YG released My Krazy Life last March. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib‘s extravagant collaboration Piñata was the crown jewel of the gangsta rap scene in 2014, and in 2015, Dr. Dre and The Game both made huge splashes with their acclaimed gangsta rap album (Compton and The Documentary 2, respectively). Likewise, a number of underground…


Review: Mac Miller – GO:OD AM

After several recent projects that had a hazy, darker feel to them in terms of production, the intro track to GO:OD AM, the major label debut album from Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, seemed traditional, with a quiet, slow instrumental courtesy of Mac’s friend Tyler, the Creator, who also worked with Mac on his second album, Watching Movies with the…


Review: Travis Scott – Rodeo

Travis Scott has had his share of doubters since his 2013 mixtape debut, Owl Pharaoh, which got Scott criticized for stealing the sounds of his favorite artists, Kanye West and Kid Cudi. He followed the project up with a prelude project to his album, and although he was met with similar remarks, this time pertaining…

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