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SOTBMusic: Let’s Talk YTK’s ‘Berea’

YTK is a Baltimore-born-and-raised rapper’s rapper mixed with a lo-fi-like vibe. The young man provides lyricism for days, while also opening up in his music. He clearly understands hip-hop, especially since, according to a DJBooth interview, he’s been rapping since nine. Saying he’s “like XYZ” is a bit derogative, as he’s forged his own sound […]

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SOTBMusic: The XXXTentacion Review

As I mentioned after XXXTentacion’s death, I didn’t know him. I thought he was “controversial,” and his music didn’t really speak to me as much as some of my younger readers and followers, but his death was tragic all the same. He was practically a kid who was trying to right some of his wrongs, just gunned […]

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SOTBNerdy: Shaman King

Back during the end of my middle school years, I started getting more into anime and manga. Granted, I always had anime fascinations; Dragon Ball Z‘s Ocean Dub, along with stuff like Pokemon and Gundam Wing kept me enthralled with their stories. However, it wasn’t until I hit puberty that my, to borrow a term from Bennett […]

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SOTBMusic: Jay-Z’s 4:44 – A Brief Review

Jay-Z (he put the hyphen back in, so you know it’s business time) recently dropped 4:44, the album that was partly conceived as a response to Lemonade and (possibly) partly because we hadn’t heard much from Jay aside from rando appearances in the last four years and he needed an exclusive release to get people to […]

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New SOTBMusic: @Wale – SHINE

Like with Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., I gave Wale’s fifth album SHINE quite a few listens before I sat down to write any sort of review. I’m working on zero sleep right now and if I ramble, that’s probably why. However, let’s get it out the way. SHINE is more like More Life than DAMN. for me. That’s kind […]

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