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SZA – CTRL (Album Review)

To Close Out Women's Week here at Everything's Magnificent, I want to finish with what is arguably this best R&B album of this year, SZA's CTRL. This was probably one of my most anticipated albums of 2017 and it definitely paid off. CTRL, the abbreviations for Control on a keyboard. SZA sits calmly in front of… Continue reading SZA – CTRL (Album Review)

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Smino and the Creation of Scat Rap: Blkswn (Album Review)

St. Louis has been relatively quiet in hip-hop since Nelly no longer ruled the airways. The last time I can consciously remember enjoying a Nelly song was Over and Over in 2004. Since then, he has released three new albums with the last one in 2013. Now, the interwebs are abuzz with a guy named… Continue reading Smino and the Creation of Scat Rap: Blkswn (Album Review)

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Kendrick Lamar Rap’s Christopher Nolan – Damn. (Album Reflection) [Spoiler Free]

Dropping to make sure Big Sean and Drake stay Humble. Kendrick Lamar comes out of the abyss and drops a his third major release Damn. This album shook the internet on Good Friday. According to Kendrick and the rest of TDE, "Everything happens for a reason." and it definitely does. How was Kendrick's follow-up to TPAB?… Continue reading Kendrick Lamar Rap’s Christopher Nolan – Damn. (Album Reflection) [Spoiler Free]

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Chance and the Social Experiment (Surf’s Up) [Album Reflection]

All they needed was one opportunity to make major history. The Social Experiment, led by Donnie Trumpet didn't exist without the help of a kid from Chicago that was kicked out of High School for #10Days. Yet, in a short amount of time it blossomed into something truly larger than any of the original parts.I'll… Continue reading Chance and the Social Experiment (Surf’s Up) [Album Reflection]

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My Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums in 2015 and Why

I'll had this conversation a ridiculous amount of times in the past few weeks. Music is the main topic as classes end and summer warms up. Top 5 lists are all the rage as we have pretty much have had appearances from all of the heavy hitting Hip-Hop artists in Late 2014-2015. So, where does… Continue reading My Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums in 2015 and Why