★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
DJ Vlad, please stop perpetuating the narrative that young Black people shouldn’t start businesses in their neighborhoods and using Nipsey’s death as your reason.
Welcome to a new FULL episode of RATE THE BARS🧐. This episodes is full of lyricists: Lupe, Nipsey, and Jay Electronica!
The Black Album was Jay-Z’s 1st retirement album, which made room for other rappers, such as Lil Wayne, to claim the “Best Rapper Alive” title until Hov returned in 2006 with Kingdom Come!
★★★1/2 – ★★★★: Very good; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★★: The Weeknd adds hazily-textured elements of Dream-Pop to “After Hours”, ultimately pushing the album over the creative edge, into greatness.
Inspired by ATL’s flamboyant superstar, Young Thug. and the gender-progressive Sofonisba Anguissola, Tiffany Pelmont presents: “The Creation of Barter 6”
★★★★: IT’S HERE!!!
Great; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★1/2: Average; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★★★: Megan’s best project since Tina Snow!
★★★1/2 – ★★★★: Very good, but I hope for better mixing on a potential full-length Curren$y x Thelonius Martin LP
Inspired by the waltz and foxtrot dancehalls of the time, “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music” is a field trip to the recent past!