Category Archives: Album Reviews

Nobody Smiling

I know watching reality TV is like the 2014 version of Public Enemy’s “She Watch Channel Zero” but there is one reality show that I think even Chuck D would co-sign and that’s CNN’s Chicagoland. The show deals with three key power players in the Chi. Rahm Emanuel, …

Paula

Lenny Kravit’z “Mama Said” is easily one of my favorite albums of ALL time. Not only is it a beautiful, amazing, wonderful piece of music but this man is begging and pleading to get his wife (Lisa Bonet of The Cosby Show fame) back. Now for the quick back story …

Trigga

Aiight…let’s get this outta the way right now. I rock with Trey Songz. Why? Cause he talks about sex…and I like sex. Good…now with that out the way, we can get on with life. Now, even though I rock with Trey I gotta keep it 100, that last album was …

The Barrel Brothers

Yo…I won’t even hold you, I’ve never heard a Torae or Skyzoo album. And that’s not a knock on either one of ‘em cause I know they’re both dope MC’s. But for some reason I just never gave either of ‘em a chance. For the most part with Sky it …

& Then You Shoot Your Cousin

When I first heard that The Roots were naming their newest album “& Then They Shoot Your Cousin” I had this strange feeling that this album was gonna go right over my head. And after sitting with it for a minute…I was absolutely right. I mean, come on ya’ll, let’s …

P.T.S.D.

Pharoahe Monch is the Sade of hip hop. What do I mean by that? Well, simply put, Monch is one of the dopest artist we’ve ever seen or heard and I doubt anyone would dare to say anything less about Sade. Also, while the average artist drops 2 mixtapes a …

Black Panties

Ya’ll know what I hate? I hate when cats who’s last couple of albums has been suspect for a minute and when they have a new album on tap, they either name it after the first one with a twist (see “Stillmatic”) or throw the part 2 on there. (see …

Love, Marriage And Divorce

Expectations are tricky things to manage. If you expect too much and don’t get what you expected then you’re pissed. BUT if you don’t have any expectations and you get something that’s just aiight, you treat it like gold. So with all of that said, I’ve got HUGE expectations for …

Lord Steppington

There’s not too much hip hop that drops nowadays that I actually get hyped for but one release that I’ve been waiting a minute for is Alchemist and Evidence’s group, The Step Brothers album to drop. Why? Why the hell not? You’ve got Alchemist who has solidified himself in my …

Beyonce

So, I’m sitting around on a Thursday night watching the Trailblazers/Rockets game (naw, I don’t rock with Scandal at all) and I start peeping cats on twitter talking about that Beyonce just released a new album straight to itunes. No promotion, so singles, no videos…no nuthin. And guess what? I …