★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
VOTW #29 is Nipsey Hu$$le’s “VICTORY LAP”: ★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
Vinyl of the Week💿 #28 is Sampha’s 2017 studio album debut, PROCESS!
Favorite songs: Synchronized Vibration, Hey Lover, Soulful & Unique, & Gravity!
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
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!
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!
RIP Marvin Gaye! Today’s Vinyl of the Week is Dream of A Lifetime – this is the first posthumous Marvin Gaye LP!
Did you know The Last Poets got their name from a poem written by Earl Sweatshirt’s dad?
Episode #20 features a BRAND NEW vinyl release from New Orleans Mixtape legend, Curren$y, and up & coming duo LNDN DRGS.
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!
“Record Store Day 2019” at Mad Platter in Riverside!