I Swear I’m Not Buggin: Summer Walker “Over It” Album Review

I am very aware that artists go through growth periods within their careers, where they experiment with new directions and sounds, but I did not sense that in this project. This project was overly controlled by someone other than herself. If the album was a masterpiece to you, cool. Continue reading I Swear I’m Not Buggin: Summer Walker “Over It” Album Review

A Quick Take on Rico Nasty’s “Anger Management”

DMV rapper, Rico Nasty, has consistently been far-fetched, colorful, and ORIGINAL for at least three years in the rap game now. With her early tracks like “Poppin’” to her most recent single, “Roof”, she’s helped me through releasing negative emotions with her head-knocking lyrics all while effortlessly maintaining rap’s successful theme of braggadocio. I knew my love for her was real when I watched her perform … Continue reading A Quick Take on Rico Nasty’s “Anger Management”

Female Rap– That’s it. That’s the Damn Title!

For the ordinary listener, music is the perfect gateway to a carefree day and a practical way to express some repressed feelings; especially when listening to rap, with today’s surplus of subgenres it is possible to channel whatever you’re feeling with your desired artist! You want to feel like a dope dealer while folding your laundry? Listen to Pusha T. You want to get into … Continue reading Female Rap– That’s it. That’s the Damn Title!

A Quick Take on Solange’s “When I Get Home”

With Black History Month feeling like a whirlwind of chaos—ICE wrongfully detaining 21 Savage, Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime hoax, Robert Kelly being bailed out by someone’s estranged aunt, and cringely having culture vultures [Kardashians and Yesjulz] be loud and wrong—with perfect timing, we all received hints of an upcoming project from our Sol Angel (Solange). With exclusive visuals and album art surfacing the internet, … Continue reading A Quick Take on Solange’s “When I Get Home”

JESUS SLOAN: The Meaning Behind His Name, Remaining An Individual In A Generic World, & How His Upbringing Has Influenced His Work

Jesus Sloan– when first hearing his name it could catch the average church goer off guard, but listening to his music could convert you without a doubt. With songs like “803” and his newest track “Amerie”, In my opinion he would probably be considered too good to be underground and too cool be overrated. I got the chance to sit down and talk to him … Continue reading JESUS SLOAN: The Meaning Behind His Name, Remaining An Individual In A Generic World, & How His Upbringing Has Influenced His Work

Aric Andino: Learning How to Freestyle, the Drastic Changes in Hip-Hop, & the Thief of Joy

I met up with a rapper by the name of Aric Andino. We met up at Chick E.D’s, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The restaurant had an inviting aura and food smelled amazing. Aric Andino was there with an equally inviting smile preaching about how Chick E.D’s was the best spot chicken spot in Springfield. With customers bustling in, I could see he wasn’t lying. Aric … Continue reading Aric Andino: Learning How to Freestyle, the Drastic Changes in Hip-Hop, & the Thief of Joy

SHAMROK: His R&B/Hip-Hop Artistry, Wanting to work with Young Thug, & Culture Vultures

SHAMROK, 24, and I met up at Pulse Cafe, a plant-based restaurant located in Hadley, Massachusetts. Once we walked in, SHAMROK spotted their grand piano and immediately started playing. Disregarding the “Staff Only” sign on it, he began to play a mellow jazz tune immediately gaining the attention of others. Some of the staff politely asked if they could record him play, he kindly approved … Continue reading SHAMROK: His R&B/Hip-Hop Artistry, Wanting to work with Young Thug, & Culture Vultures