Once Again, it is time for the resurrection of Vibe Fridays. Vibe Fridays are where I post videos, reviews, retro songs, reflections, and everything in between about Music.
This week is about the infamous Black Thought from the Legendary Roots Crew on Hot 97. Black goes in for 10 minutes of nothing but intricate rhymes, wordplay, and references that will leave your face screwed up.
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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 Smino.
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If I haven’t said it on here, I am notably a fan of Joe Budden. I am an avid listener to his podcast and music. His antics outside of rap, I leave that for others to decide but I’ve seriously enjoyed his new day job on Complex News’ Everyday Struggle.
Continue reading “More Thoughts on Shine: Wale on Everyday Struggle”
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]”
Vulnerability is one of the most important things in art. The ability to convey complex emotions and ideas in form is almost alchemy. Turning nothing into something and attracting the world to it. One of my favorite artists of 2016 came and performed at the NPR:Tiny Desk – Noname.
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For those wondering, the difference between an album REFLECTION and an album REVIEW deals with the content of the writing for my break down. Reflections typically will cover general thoughts about songs but more about the artist’s trajectory or feelings the album left me. Reviews typically will be song by song breakdowns. Now, “More tune for your headtops.”
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This is part two of my of favorite rap/hip-hop albums of 2016. Check out part one. Once again, these are the projects I connected to the most and seriously enjoyed for one reason or another. This is not a list of the best rap/hip-hop albums of 2016, but my favorites. Enjoy.
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This is definitely the customary favorite album of the year post but I could find 1,000 albums this year that were impeccable. Musicality and execution are some of the many things are easy to compare. But, at the end of the day, music is subjective. So, I am not going to hide my bias. I’m going to tell you WHY Coloring Book is my favorite project of the year. Continue reading “Favorite Albums 2016: Coloring Book”