My top ten favourite albums of the year: Anderson .Paak – Malibu “After making a tremendous impression on various tracks on Dr. Dre’s Compton, Anderson Paak consolidates his place as a leading newcomer in Soul/R&B with Malibu. His raspy, sing-rap vocal delivery emphasises the trace of the classic soul sound, aided by his choice of producers (eg. Madlib & 9th Wonder, among others), in order to … Continue reading Albums of the Year | 2016
It’s a common feature within Hip Hop to have a producer and emcee that combine to make a duo, with Eric B & Rakim, GangStarr and Pete Rock & CL Smooth being prominent examples. What is less common is a producer teaming up with a singer to create something similar, but that’s just what Knxledge and Anderson .Paak have done, conceiving NxWorries. The pair first … Continue reading Review | NxWorries – Yes Lawd!
Within Hip Hop culture, determining one’s Top 5 is a debate that will seemingly continue forever. So, with that being said, I’ve asked artists to share and justify their Top 5 selections… Louis VI – Top 5 Albums* Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo “When this came out I was going through a very dark time in my life. I was lost and I was set … Continue reading Top 5’s | Louis VI
For those who have followed ScHoolboy Q’s music career, you will be aware that his life has been littered with its fair share of setbacks. He’s had to battle against his habits and contradictions, which has led Q to becoming somewhat of an oxymoron. Regardless of all the potential pitfalls, ScHoolboy Q has managed to navigate his way to the point where his fourth album … Continue reading Review | ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP