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Kendrick Lamar released his highly anticipated third studio album this past Good Friday. Before everyone gets upset, I’m not counting “Untitled Unmastered.” Lamar is one of the few artists that causes massive hype whenever he drops something, yet no one knows where he’s going to go next. This 14-track record is a...

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...

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...

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...