★★★★★: Back when this album 1st dropped I always said I’d wait until I bought the CD to do a proper review. I finally found the CD at a record store a couple weeks ago, so here it is, as promised. My review of Nipsey Hu$$le’s long-awaited debut album, “Victory Lap”. RIP Nip.
★★: 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.
★★★: Hearing Intellect try melodies on “Your Eyes” was refreshing, but probably would sound more polished if he tried it more often
★★★: Most of my favorite moments on XIII: Far From Here are on the 2nd half of the album
★★★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$y’s laid-back lyrics.
★★★3/4: Bay Area legend Berner delivers another page of his audio-autobiography with El Chivo aka THE GOAT
This week’s episode of VINYL OF THE WEEK is a Stones Throw release, 7 DAYS OF FUNK. This cult favorite was recorded in just 7 days!
★★★★: Your Old Droog gives us a peek into his Central European heritage, and also his elusive Hip-Hop kinships
★★★1/2: Although listeners aren’t treated to the introspective, conceptual themes that Q delivered on previous albums, CrasH Talk is still worth a listen!
★★★: Port of SF is like a combination of Curren$y, Dom Kennedy delivery, and Polyester the Saint swagger.