Music | Stanzah! – New Freezah

Stanzah! has produced his own version of Rich The Kid’s hit ‘New Freezer’, entitling his remix ‘New Freezah’. By adding Rich The Kid and Kendrick Lamar’s vocals to his high-energy instrumental to create this remix, Stanzah! demonstrates his impressive abilities as a producer as well as his musical ear, something he has shown through his previous work. Listen to ‘New Freezah’ below. Continue reading Music | Stanzah! – New Freezah

Albums Of The Year | 2017

My top ten favourite albums of the year: Joey Bada$$ – All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ “Due to the project’s themes, it is likely that All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ will be likened to Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly, adding fuel to those stoking the fire that insists Joey is the east coast’s equivalent to the Compton rapper. Whether you agree with that idea or not, via All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ Joey has displayed that he is among … Continue reading Albums Of The Year | 2017

Top 5’s | Namebe Soul

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… Namebe Soul – Top 5 Rappers Jay Electronica “The thing with Jay Elec is he could have easily been swapped with other rappers such as Black Thought because of his low amount of … Continue reading Top 5’s | Namebe Soul

Review | Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

“I said it’s like that, dropped one classic, came right back / ‘Nother classic, right back / My next album, the whole industry on a ice pack”. And it was with those words (and a few others) delivered in ‘The Heart Part 4’ that the palpable anticipation for Kendrick Lamar’s next body of work became apparent. Less than a month later, he had released DAMN., … Continue reading Review | Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Top 5’s | Jerome Thomas

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… Jerome Thomas – Top 5 Albums D’Angelo – Brown Sugar “Pretty much the album that started it all off for me. The grooves, the melody lines, the harmonies, the musicality, the writing… I could go … Continue reading Top 5’s | Jerome Thomas

Review | Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade

After a wait of almost three years since the January 2014 release of his acclaimed Cilvia Demo, Isaiah Rashad has presented his anticipated debut studio album, The Sun’s Tirade. The title of the album is derived from Rashad’s perception that living in L.A. can sometimes feel like one prolonged day, mostly due to the weather, which took some adapting to when he moved from Chattanooga, … Continue reading Review | Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade

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 | Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

It’s difficult to believe that Kendrick Lamar’s modern day classic, good Kid, m.A.A.d City, is approaching 3 years since its release in 2012. The album – a follow up to the equally impressive Section.80 – cemented Kendrick’s place as the golden boy of the West Coast and of Hip Hop by elevating the standard for other albums to be compared against, both musically and conceptually. … Continue reading Review | Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly