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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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New SOTBMusic: @Wale – Shine Season

Wale pushed up the release of SHINE to tomorrow. That’s smart, since he won’t be competing with Logic and a bit of the hype from DAMN. is starting to wane. I’m not a big fan of Wale’s second verse, specifically the “Draco Draco Draco” segments. However, the brother’s got enough punchlines and bars to make up […]

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New SOTBMusic: @Wale – "Smile" (feat. Phil Ade)

Wale with some new positivity for 2017. “Smile,” featuring Phil Ade, is Wale’s second track of the day (the first was “Running Back” featuring Lil’ Wayne) and has some real feel-good vibes and uplifting messages. In these trying times, we really do need some reasons to smile–even if it’s fleeting. Why? Because the next generation […]

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New SOTBMusic: @Wale – "Folarin Like"

Wale decided to pull out the stops after “False Prophets.” That’s a good thing, because we’ve gotten “Groundhog Day” and this “Nas Is Like” freestyle. Going in on women in his life, rap critics, and just about everyone else in between, Wale swings for the fences on this one. Because people shouldn’t come soft on […]

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An SOTB Q&A with Brain Rapp

I’ve followed Brain Rapp for the past year or so, after Arteest recommended I check him out. Obviously, I’m glad I did, because the guy has talent. So, when I finally got the chance to catch up with him at this month’s Made in the DMV event, I had to link up and get his […]

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