★★★★: Despite being only 31 minutes, Kehlani displays an impressive amount of versatility on While We Wait
★★★1/2: Doja shines over this distorted trap banger
★★★★: Westside Gunn affixes designer Karl Lagerfield as a motivational status symbol.
Rate The Bars full episode featuring Beanie Sigel “Where Have You Been”, J. Cole, Eminem!
★★★★1/2: Staunchly anti-establishment, socio-political, self-aware and pro-Black, it’s great to hear Gibbs in this form & head-space.
This week features a live album by the legendary Otis Redding, who was famously sampled by Kanye West on the song “Otis” from the 2011 “Watch The Throne” collaboration album with Jay-Z!
★1/2: Nicki Minaj throws her bid in on West LA’s own Blueface “Bust Down Thotiana”
★★★1/2: Dreezy separates herself from her peers by commanding the project with her delivery and lyricism alone.