In 2016, I saw my tastes in music grow a bit more. This would account for why you’ll see some albums make an appearance on this list that, if you know me, you wouldn’t normally expect to see here. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good year for music, but a number of times some of the albums I was most excited about lost something after numerous listen throughs. Continued →
Tag: hip hop
January 3, 2017
December 23, 2016
Earlier this month, Rapzilla premiered Descendantz’ music video for “Undeniable.” For those unfamiliar with this classic group, its members include Eddie Nigma, DJ Morph, and ELPro. Erick Dayz, Datin, and Selah the Corner join the crew to showcase their skills on the track. Continued →
December 21, 2016
“The Waiting Room” is Trip Lee’s sixth project. As mentioned in this article from Fuse, this is not a proper album per se, hence it being deemed a ‘mixtape.’ Such a term is one of ambiguity, as it can refer to an album with blending and scratching, where the songs flow together, while it can also refer to an album with non-cleared samples and stolen beats from bourgeois producers or beat makers. Continued →
November 11, 2016
November 10, 2016
November 8, 2016
October 31, 2016
Check out the brand new Lecrae single titled “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)” below in lyric video form. Catch Lecrae on Jimmy Fallon November 1st!
October 25, 2016
Check out the official music video for the NF song “Warm Up”, available now.
October 21, 2016
Sho Baraka’s fourth album “The Narrative” is now available and can be downloaded for free at Humble Beast’s website. The CD can also be purchased at their web store. Those already familiar with Sho’s work will be aware that this is his first contribution to the record label, and it certainly looks like a promising release. Continued →
May 26, 2015
“My name is Blurryface and I care what you think”.
Okay, here is what I think.
May 12, 2015
Alex Faith + Dre Murray have teamed up for ‘Southern Lights: Overexposed’ which was released in both audio & visual formats. Read my thoughts on the album
April 9, 2015
Check out the new music video for “Welcome to America” from Lecrae’s album Anomaly.
March 12, 2015
March 4, 2015
Read my review of Mat Kearney’s latest (but not greatest) album yet.
February 2, 2015
With Minorville, Derek Minor came into his own as a producer, writer, and emcee. But minor flaws aside (pun intended), Empire takes the crown as his best album to date. From its gladiatorial beginning to it’s Twilight Zone-trap-music finale, Empire is a powerful statement on kingdom-building & has raised the bar for what could be a fantastic year for music.
January 18, 2015
Lil’ Dre is back. Having tackled marriage and a few kids since his last album, Dre brings an amazing perspective on what it means to put Christ first and working on your home life second. Intelligent, catchy, and FREE (for following @lildrechurchboy on Twitter). Lil’ Dre’s “Homework” is perhaps the album to beat in the early part of this year.
January 1, 2015
November 3, 2014
One of the best feelings as a critic is to see an artist growing and putting out their best work every time. Such is the case with Trip Lee, who has once again topped his previous album & released one of the best hip hop albums of the year.
October 20, 2014
Canon may take a shotgun approach, but this EP will certainly please fans & serves as a good intro to one of the more underrated artists iN CHH
October 18, 2014
Veteran hip-hop mainstay KJ-52 brings together a new EP with five new songs and several remixes. “Mental” features a bevvy of collaborations as Lecrae, Tedashii, KB, Flame, Propaganda, Soul Glo Activatur (several times), Social Club, SPZRKT and others make their mark. But, does the sum of all those parts add up? Read on to find out.
October 8, 2014
September 30, 2014
September 15, 2014
Finding him at his most confident, this album is a shining example of who Lecrae is as an artist and individual. It’s structure & production may be wide-ranging, but Lecrae is attempting to present his eclectic sound to the widest audience possible. But in the end, what do you expect on an album called Anomaly?