Lana Del Rey doesn’t share the idyllic, charming, uncomplicated view of America that Norman Rockwell’s paintings famously depicted. Her world, like many others’, is entangled with dizzying amounts of confusion, yearning, and fear. Her world is honest, revealing a stark contrast … Continue reading REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Chance’s three mixtapes leading up to his debut album were impressive and impressionistic. Acid Rap introduced a trippy free spirited talent and Coloring Book found him refining his sound, and bringing gospel hip hop to the mainstream. With The Big Day, Chance further expands and experiments to make the ultimate musical toast to his newly wedded wife. While The Big Day’s toast finds beauty and bliss in alternative hip hop territories, it gets unpleasantly interrupted too frequently by bland and random moments. Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Chance the Rapper’s The Big Day is full of ecstasy, but lacks in consistency
Bronx-born female rapper Cardi B (26) and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders (77) sat down earlier this week in Detroit to talk politics. The two New York natives appear to share a lot of mutual opinions on topics like economic equality, … Continue reading Cardi B and Bernie Sanders Meet to Discuss the Future of America
High profile Puerto Rican musicians, such as Ricky Martin, Residente, and Bad Bunny, stood in solidarity with the protesters, joining the rally as it flooded the streets of San Juan. The artists used their platform to protest and perform, to energize and unite, in a way that only music can. Continue reading ‘Afilando Los Cuchillos’ Is the Soundtrack to Puerto Rico’s Political Victory
Chance the Rapper’s hugely anticipated debut ‘owbum’, The Big Day, is coming out this Friday. His earlier projects 10 Day, Acid Rap, and Coloring Book were all mixtapes that were available for free online on sites like Soundcloud and DatPiff, technically making them different from official … Continue reading The Artist’s Revolution: The Significance Behind Chance’s ‘The Big Day’ Release
If Flower Boy was Tyler, the Creator’s big musical pivot, IGOR is him hitting his post-rap stride. The album is all about soulful production built around centerpiece melodies, helium-voice crooning and sonic heartbreak. Like his past albums, ‘IGOR’ is titled … Continue reading REVIEW: Tyler, the Creator – IGOR
SONG REVIEW Who are the top 5 hip hop emcees of all time? It’s hip hop’s Michael Jordan vs. Lebron debate. It gets brought up every time people talk about hip hop for more than 5-10 minutes. Most cite universal … Continue reading Andre 3000’s Verse On ‘Come Home’ Is Best of 2019 so Far