Top 5’s | Single Artist/Producer Albums, Pt. II

Part I Aaliyah – Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number (1994) Producer: R. Kelly* An album that is often overlooked due to the impressive work that followed, but Aaliyah’s debut album should be remembered very fondly for the hits it produced (including ‘Back & Forth’, ‘Throw Your Hands Up’ and ‘Down With The Clique’) and the genre-defining, 90’s R&B sound implemented by R. Kelly. Snoop Dogg … Continue reading Top 5’s | Single Artist/Producer Albums, Pt. II

The Importance of the Featured Artist

Not too long ago, I watched an interview with Pharrell Williams where he made statements regarding featured artists on songs and how they’re presented in this day and age. More specifically, his gripe was with the fact that featured guests today must be clearly labelled along side the song title they appear on (speaking specifically about album track lists), whereas in the 70’s & 80’s, … Continue reading The Importance of the Featured Artist

Review | Dr. Dre – Compton

If you were to mention to most Hip Hop listeners that legendary producer, Dr. Dre, had released a new album, the first word that would come to mind would probably be Detox. Those 5 letters have been synonymous with Dre ever since they were uttered what seems an age ago by him and frequent collaborators, but this much-discussed album never actually materialised. Fear not, as … Continue reading Review | Dr. Dre – Compton