At this point, a DJ Khaled release will have a lot of things. You’ll get him shouting “WE DA BEST MUSIC!!!” several times. We’ll get “another one.” And we’ll get a somewhat bloated list of stars on one album. However bloated it may be, though, the album will still representative (mostly) of who’s hot in […]Read more
New SOTBMusic: @lilyachty – Teenage Emotions
I tried, y’all. I tried to listen to Teenage Emotions with an open mind and all that sort of stuff, since I’m always open to dope vibes–wherever they may come from. I tried to give it a chance to prove its musical worth to me. Spoiler alert: it didn’t. Perhaps it’s because Yachty doesn’t make […]Read more
New SOTBMusic: Calvin Harris x Frank Ocean x Migos – "Slide"
Remember when I asked if we should still care about Frank Ocean since he has a penchant for trolling his fans (look at all the false starts before Blond became a thing)? Well, between this collabo with Migos and Calvin Harris and Blond, he sure as hell shut me up. Now, if only we got more Frank […]Read more
New SOTBMusic: @BigSean – I Decided.
I’m not going to review Big Sean’s I Decided. album in the traditional sense. At least not now. I’ve been a strong opponent to knee-jerk reactions to albums from critics for a minute. Even my “300 Words or Less” reviews took into account multiple listens, so, again, I leave first listen reviews to other folks. No […]Read more
#300WordsorLess Review: @MIGOS – Yung Rich Nation
I’ll be the first to admit: Migos isn’t exactly the style of hip-hop I tend to cover. It’s not that they’re “ignorant” rap. Party rap is needed just as much as Public Enemy-inspired tracks and Migos bars are needed in hip-hop just as much as your “real shit”—as long as there’s a balance. But, something […]Read more
Dree the Drummer – Underrated 2
Last year, I spoke on Dree’s Underrated mixtape featuring Paco Panama and more. A lot can change in a year. Underrated 2, which dropped a few days back, features the sound that’s become synonymous with Dree. It also features artists such as Wale, Dew Baby, Lil’ Durk and more. All in all, it’s a dope […]Read more