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Byline: John Upshaw

As an actor, Donlad Glover had a prosperous 2016 with his hit television show “Atlanta” on FX and brilliant casting as Lando Calrissian in  the upcoming Han Solo, stand-alone Star Wars movie in 2018. He’s adding another notch on his belt with his latest release “Awaken, My Love!” under his musical alias Childish...

After an 18-year hiatus, A Tribe Called Quest shows up on their latest and final project “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your service.” The sound and style they constructed in the early ’90s has aged gracefully. Consisting of four members’ Q Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White, and the late Phife Dawg, who...

Cozy Tapes, Vol. 1: Friends is a fun project that showcases the many voices of the A$AP Mob collective with additions of Tyler the Creator, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty and others. Listeners are treated to a little bit of everything that the Mob has to offer: rugged flows, druggy beats, Mafioso style rhymes etc. There are...

With the positive acclaim of his debut album “Malibu” earlier this year and his features/vocal performances on standout projects such as Blank Face LP, The Divine Feminine and Coloring Book, singer/songwriter Anderson Paak. has officially made the case as to why 2016 may belong to him and his new collaborative...

“The Divine Feminine” is a subtle surprise that delivers a series of tracks showcasing love through a smooth and mellow fabric. Leading up to the release, Miller himself expressed that the record was initially going to be a EP, but eventually became a full length LP in part due to its concept—a tale of how the world...

Despite three projects already under his belt, Travis Scott’s “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” is yet another album showing that he still hasn’t found his own style. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad thing to highlight who your influences are from time to time, but when this is all an artist does they tend to lose...

After two years of battling addiction, falling into depression and facing disputes that almost cost him his spot on the Top Dawg Entertainment label, Tennessee rapper Isaiah Rashad manages to conquer his demons and live to tell the story on his debut album, “The Sun’s Tirade.” On this new project, Rashad captures...

Taking into account all of his past antics, the latest Vince Staples EP has a perfect title and cover. On the heels of his critically-acclaimed debut LP “Summertime ‘06,” Staples quickly became a polarizing figure and trending topic, in part due to his crazy tweets and misunderstood comments on ’90s and 2000s-era...

YG – “Still Brazy” Coming off of “My Krazy Life” in 2014, YG crafted his most cohesive project yet with “Still Brazy,” a series of iconic West Coast sounds and Piru rhetoric that transports listeners to the streets of Bompton, California the minute they press play. Stepping away from short tracks and simple subjects,...

After a four-year break, constant teases and come-and-go release dates, Frank Ocean’s sophomore effort, “Blond,” was worth the wait. The album kicks off on a dreary note with “Nikes,” a track accentuated by hi-hats, 808s and high-pitched vocals. Here we find Frank tackling the subject of materialism and the pleasures it...