Top 5’s | Albums That Influenced ‘Young Man, Old Soul’

Young Man, Old Soul will be available October 30 and in anticipation of its release I’ve compiled a list of albums that have influenced the sound of the project. Roc Marciano – Behold A Dark Horse (2018) I admire Roc Marci’s ear for samples and beats, with his selection on Behold A Dark Horse being my favourites of his esteemed catalogue. He always opts for … Continue reading Top 5’s | Albums That Influenced ‘Young Man, Old Soul’

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

Review | Freddie Gibbs x Madlib – Piñata

After giving us the Thuggin’ EP (2011) as well as the Shame EP (2012), Gary, Indiana emcee, Freddie Gibbs, and legendary producer, Madlib, have linked up once more and released the full-length LP entitled, Piñata. Now, I do not usually begin my reviews with an outlandish statement, but this particular project has forced me to; I would be surprised if I hear a better Hip … Continue reading Review | Freddie Gibbs x Madlib – Piñata