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The Liberation of Lupe Fiasco on “Tetsuo & Youth”

Sometimes freedom comes from completely giving up. That sounds like losing, doesn’t it? That’s because we’ve been conditioned to believe you have to win. You have to beat your opponent. You have to... Read More
Posted 5 days ago
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Stuck In Rap Purgatory With Joey & “B4.DA.$$” (An Album Review)

What happens when you die? Nobody knows. Not even this kid. I have no idea what happens after this life, but to me, one of the worst theories to imagine is purgatory. When I die, I want to know right away where I'm going... Read More
Posted about 7 days ago
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1 Listen Album Review: Lupe Fiasco’s “Tetsuo & Youth” (Lupe Back)

It's rare for me to be so excited for an album the way I am for Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth. No, let me be more careful with my words. I'm...cautiously optimistic. I'm hopeful. I'm ready to be blown... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Kat Dahlia’s “My Garden” Album is Gangsta Pop Excellence

I'm a hip-hop head. It's not all of who I am, but it's my one true love, and literally my job. Give me an hour and I'll happily spend it listening to PRhyme, give me two hours and I'll detail every... Read More
Posted about 2 weeks ago
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It’s Time to Declare Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid m.A.A.d. City” a Classic

When good kid, m.A.A.d city first dropped, Kendrick Lamar was careful not to feed into the talk around the album being a classic, not yet. "It's classic worthy, you know?" he said. "But it has to stand with the time... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Take 2 Album Review: J. Cole’s (Almost Classic) “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

I know there were some haters out there, some doubters, naysayers if you will, who thought I wasn't going to actually come through with my promise to re-review J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive a... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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After “Festivus” I’m Ready To Love Wale Again

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon; The flames of Love extinguished, and fully past and gone: Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold, that loving Breast of thine; That thou canst never once reflect On Old... Read More
Posted about 3 weeks ago
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I’m Never Listening to Rae Sremmurd’s “Sremm Life” Album Again

Maybe it was the five Bud Lights, maybe it was the ambiance at Magic City, or maybe, just maybe, "No Type" is a great song. Either way, as glitter, the fumes of stripper sweat and broken dreams filled the air at Magic City, I... Read More
Posted about 3 weeks ago
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D’Angelo Changed My Life & “Black Messiah” is Already a Classic

When D'Angelo's Black Messiah dropped last week I was terrified to listen to it. It felt like my dad died in a car accident fourteen years ago, and then called me on a Tuesday night like, "Nah, I'm good.... Read More
Posted one month ago
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The Legacy of Lupe Fiasco’s Classic Album “The Cool” 7 Years Later

2007 was a pivotal year in hip-hop that, ultimately, was run from two very different sides of the genre; one by Kanye West and another by Soulja Boy. Soulja Boy would clearly influence future acts like the... Read More
Posted one month ago
 

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