★★★: Most of my favorite moments on XIII: Far From Here are on the 2nd half of the album
★★★★: Rapping is merely a pocket on IGOR – an album focused on harmonies, chords, & production sophistication
★★★1/2: “Yeah, she can freestyle…but can she put together a song?” Megan Thee Stallion silences all critics on her debut album FEVER!
★★★1/2: Chicago up & comer Queen Key delivers a project that touches on a variety of subject matter over various production!
★★★★: Backed by Sean House’s 1980s contemporary vibes & pop-soul samples, Umbrella Symphony is a perfect backdrop to Curren$y’s laid-back lyrics.
★★★3/4: Bay Area legend Berner delivers another page of his audio-autobiography with El Chivo aka THE GOAT
This week’s episode of VINYL OF THE WEEK is a Stones Throw release, 7 DAYS OF FUNK. This cult favorite was recorded in just 7 days!