★★: A bland, a distorted assortment of songs filled with recycled phrases, vocabulary, and themes throughout Future’s career.
★★★★1/2: Revisiting Little Simz’s “GREY area” for the 2nd time.
★★★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$y’s laid-back lyrics.
★★★3/4: Bay Area legend Berner delivers another page of his audio-autobiography with El Chivo aka THE GOAT
This week’s episode of VINYL OF THE WEEK is a Stones Throw release, 7 DAYS OF FUNK. This cult favorite was recorded in just 7 days!
★★★★: Your Old Droog gives us a peek into his Central European heritage, and also his elusive Hip-Hop kinships
★★★: Port of SF is like a combination of Curren$y, Dom Kennedy delivery, and Polyester the Saint swagger.
★★★1/2: Despite a few basic punchlines from Rico and an awkward feature from Splurge, “Anger Management” is a recommended listen and displays the chemistry between Rico Nasty & Kenny Beats
★★★★: Hiding Places is a raw, war-like observation by Billy Woods, with Kenny Segal providing a distorted backdrop.
★★★★: Wiz delivers his best project since “KushxOJ” with Fly Times Vol 1!
★★★★: Video album review of Mutant Academy’s “Emergency Raps Vol 4”!