4.7/5 ★★★★★: A true rapper-producer double threat, Big K.R.I.T. aligns the stars on Return of 4eva a testament to his craft, and the best rap album of 2011. Rise and shine.
What does a 1971 Clint Eastwood film “Play Misty With Me” have to do with legendary soul musician, Roberta Flack?
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I’m ready to challenge the “Hip-Hop started in Late-1970s Bronx” narrative. The Watts Prophets (from Watts, Los Angeles) 1971 album “RAPPIN’ BLACK IN A WHITE WORLD” is a classic and staple in Hip-Hop history, influencing the likes of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and more!
My Dad and I review original classic Hip-Hop casette tapes including The D.O.C, Eric B & Rakim, 7A3, Conscious Daughter, Slick Rick, Outkast, and many more!
★★★★1/2: Apalling; amazing. Delightful; Disgusting. It touches every sense and leaves you in awe at the rhyme schemes AND raw vulgarity in the lyrics.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws. FM! is familiarly unorthodox. Vince Staples borrows the usual gun and gang talk prevalent in West Coast Hip-Hop, but contrasts it against electronic-influenced instrumentals, still uniquely Hip-Hop, drowned in trap-speaking drums. Vince also calls on a host of West Coast artists for FM! including Ty$, Kehlani, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyga, Jay Rock, Buddy, Kamayiah and of course Big Boy In The Morning family!