I thought this track was the best track on an amazing album, so I thought I’d pull a genius and see what musical references Lana makes in the song, and see if that’s what makes the song sound so sad. Speaking of genius, here’s the link. I didn’t catch everything, and so I looked over there for some help – it’s very clear in the … Continue reading All the Musical References in Lana Del Rey’s Tomorrow Never Came
2017 XXL Freshman Aminé seems to be a cool but super nerdy dude. His bars are clever, fun, and new in a way that makes his music incredibly charming, and it’s readily apparent that behind the joking is a very intelligent young artist. A perfect example of his who he is, as far as the world’s seen thus far in his short career, is his … Continue reading Aminé’s Good For You – A Weird Album by a Weird Dude
2002 seems to have been a weird time (I was only a year old, but I’m making assumptions based on all the pictures of oversized t-shirts I’ve seen). N.E.R.D’s In Search Of is an album that’s as weird as the year it was made, but it’s really, really playable – you could put the album on shuffle and have the perfect playlist for a … Continue reading Why In Search Of Did More for me than Illmatic
I really liked Pure Heroin. It was a bit of a change of pace from what I normally listen to, but it was an interesting album and the music was really cool. The song “royals” was the smash hit single, and it wasn’t even the best song of the album.I especially enjoyed the thing she did on songs like “the Love Club” and “Tennis Court” … Continue reading Is Lorde’s New Album, Melodrama, as fly as her debut album?
NEW 2 CHAINZ!!!! As you should already know, there’s a new 2 Chainz Album out. That’s right, an album of banger after banger by the star of the greatest web series of all time. Pretty exciting, isn’t it? This album is classic 2 Chainz, but it also has some moments that are more serious than maybe you’d expect. Lyrically, sure, but the beats are also … Continue reading Pretty Girls Like Trap Music – a Review
Some thoughts on an artist’s evolution: The later parts of Biggie’s career is pretty cool. The first track off his album “Life After Death,” is the super-famous song “Hypnotize.” It has the chorus “And I just love your flashy ways/ Guess that’s why they broke, and you’re so paid.” He spends lots of money, and then gets more money to spend because he’s a big spender. … Continue reading Biggie’s Big Change
I want to start this off by saying I’m not quite sure what this album is. It’s “a playlist with all original music,” yeah, but at the very start I thought this was an excuse to try less hard on making the album. In an interview with Billboard, Nineteen85 said that Drake is putting out “good ideas…without making it a big ordeal.” I thought that … Continue reading Drake: More Life – Review
A couple weeks ago Future dropped two albums. One was self titled and the other was “HNDRXX.” To be completely honest, I don’t understand why the first project exists. He’s been on top of his genre for a while, so whatever he’s doing works…but I don’t understand the difference between his songs. The album, Future, is a whole lot of fun, but so is his other … Continue reading Future? some thoughts.
If you haven’t already, watch the trailer: The promise of this fantastic show, for me, started with the trailer I watched long before the show came out. I instantly recognized, Shameik Moore, who also starred in the 2015 movie “Dope.” He does a great job once again. The acting in this show is stellar all around even though it feels a little cheesy every once in a … Continue reading The First Season of the Netflix Original Series “The Get Down”