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posted a review of Smif-N-Wessun - The All. about 21 hours ago
Dad rap that does not come off to preachy would be the perfect way to describe "The All". Boom-bap makes a return here on this dusty short but sweet LP. The guest bars offered from Rae and Ross truly shine here , with Ross having the verse of the album ... See full review
posted a review of Ghostface* - The Pretty Toney Album. 14 days ago
“The Pretty Toney Album” is living proof that soul is the godfather of hip-hop. This LP is a hip-hop heads favorite dream if your into pure emotion from the instrumentals to the verses delivered over them. The intro throws the listener into Ghosts’ ... See full review
posted a review of Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire. 14 days ago
I am always late when it comes to listening to Ross records but in the case of “Hood Billionaire” I am glad that I did not sleep for too long. This album plays like a classic Ross mixtape and is not crowded with guests like it’s predecessor “Mastermind”. ... See full review
posted a review of Ghostface Killah - The Big Doe Rehab. 16 days ago
"The Big Doe Rehab" is just another notch under the Wu-Tang belt provided by the likes of GFK. "Yolanda's House" is what "Wu-Massacre" should have sounded like, "We Celebrate" is a joyous hip-hop anthem perfect for a record like this which includes the ... See full review
posted a review of Method Man - Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium. 16 days ago
Nice to hear Mef come through and deliver bars over instrumentals that would put a smile on the current generation of hip-hop but the dated spirit can be felt in Tical as he continues to take bitter digs at all what encompasses commercial rap today. On ... See full review
posted a review of Grieves - Running Wild. 16 days ago
“Postcard” was a great intro for this record primarily about a man with a swanky voice who can spit a hotbcouple of bars here and there. Grieve’s provides upscale club music with enough background about addiction and optimistic hooks to get me to care ... See full review
posted a review of Sadat X & El Da Sensei - XL. 16 days ago
"XL" is a stellar hip-hop release providing all of the elements for a classic joint, except for the fact that the record exudes it's title; eponymous to a default as "XL" is a bloated listen.
posted a review of Czarface, Ghostface* - Czarface Meets Ghostface. 16 days ago
Dusty soul instrumentals are what encapsulate any Ghostface release, but with Czarface in the mix an added welcome of wrestling inserts and comic book references (updated to include the MCU) have been added into the fray. The only issue with "Czarface ... See full review
posted a review of GG Allin & The Murder Junkies - Brutality & Bloodshed For All. 16 days ago
I can recall seeing a documentary on this enigma when I was sleeping on couches in my teens. The first song I heard of GG Allin's featured him boasting of pediaphilia while watching children out a school playground. Due to his punk background,
I can ... See full review
posted a review of Dizzy Fae - Free Form. 19 days ago
I lucked up on Dizzy while I was looking up on Discogs what artists around the world actually pressed tapes or wax screwed and chopped. I found Dizzy’s ode to “Johnny Bravo” which sounded amazing as she spoke of an ex who spent his spare time playing ... See full review
posted a review of Hail Mary Mallon - Bestiary. 19 days ago
“Bestiary” was not what I expected from the album art. I thought “oh shit, Rhtmesayers got a metal act!” , then I heard Aesop Rock’s voice and I knew I would be subject to an hour of lyrical acrobatics. As most group rap records for me, nothing really ... See full review
posted a review of Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead. 20 days ago
With this album Nas started off his career at Def Jam, which is arguably one of hip-hop’s biggest suppliers. Sadly though during this era , ringtone rap was just gaining it’s feet and the snap era was burning upmthe charts with wanna-be gangsters being ... See full review
posted a review of Nas - Nasir. 20 days ago
Short and sweet, “Nasir” delievers all parts of himself on this offering. We get shades of his social-awareness on “Cops Shot The Kid” , boastfulness on “Not For Radio”, decadence on “ Bonjour” and retrospectiveness on “ Adam and Eve” and “Everything” ... See full review
posted a review of Nas - Nas. 20 days ago
This album is the greatest Nas record yet. The album tells a steady tale about the race war that America loves to propagate. There is a high energy about this album regarding the original title being an epithet and the question if because of that, this ... See full review
posted a review of Conway (6) - Untitled Drums. about 1 month ago
The Survivor Series sample just said it all for me about this record, another great example!e of the GXFRxShady cats rapping their ass off and carrying hip-hop on their shoulders. Something fresh for a purist like myself to enjoy.

posted a review of Conway (6), SonnyJim - Death By Misadventure. about 1 month ago
Conway as always on his machine shit: spitting Terminator-esque flows over puree beats. SonnyJim provides backing to Conway’s work making this EP a stellar group effort echoing shades of JJ DOOM.

posted a review of Atmosphere (2) - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. about 1 month ago
Reality raps from Minnesota never sounded better. I was glad to hear this, the perfect backdrop for while I was starting my day cleaning up my apartment. Slug spits story after story ranging from his personal relationships to relatables with tales of ... See full review
posted a review of Yelawolf, Cub Da Cook Up Boss - Catfish Billy x Cub CookUp Boss EP. about 1 month ago
Needed more Catfish less Cook-Up as this time around The Boss was put on exhibition for Billy’s Slum brand.With that said, Cook-Up boss did not do such a great job providing simple and repetitive bars and hooks over lackluster trap instrumentals while ... See full review
posted a review of Megadeth - Rust In Peace Live. about 1 month ago
A piece provided by one of The Big Four that the Palladium audience should be most grateful to have seen in it's entirety. As most metal records usually are, "Rust In Peace" is a sobering look at the poisons that plague our society, that sadly, (since ... See full review
posted a review of Aesop Rock And Tobacco (3) Are Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken. about 1 month ago
Aesop Rock embodies what a “Rhymesayer” truly is on this record. The zany beats provided by Tobacco, make forna perfect backdrop to the lyrical lariats that Rock showcases on this effort. The only issue is, is that due to Rock’s extraordinary syntax, it ... See full review
posted a review of Statik Selektah* & Termanology - Still 1982. about 1 month ago
Termanology provides some stellar bars over Statik’s lush, boombap production. Sadly, the guest artists like Conway The Machine, steal the show as Teen’s cadence does get exhaustive on the ears. Though this is the case, Term shines best on reminiscent ... See full review
posted a review of Boogie (26) - Everythings For Sale. about 1 month ago
It’s 2019 and I still have an mp3 player, so I had “Everything’s For Sale” in a neat little folder on repeat. And when that folder did repeat after my first listen, I definitely shared the sentiments of the first track (“Tired”) and was like, “shut the ... See full review
posted a review of Ice Cube - Everythangs Corrupt. 2 months ago
"Everythangs Corrupt" is Ice Cube at his most focused since "The War Disc". Cube's pen is focused primarily on the country he a native of in a tone of discontent that follows throughout the album cohesively, and the contempt is not just focused on the ... See full review
posted a review of Souls Of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity (20th Anniversary Edition). 2 months ago
I got hip to Hiero when I was about twelve, I was told that that was real hip-hop right there not whatever I was listening to at the time. After hearing "93 Til Infinity", I am still dispute that statement being that there is room for just about anyone ... See full review
posted a review of King Geedorah* - Take Me To Your Leader. 2 months ago
"Take Me To Your Leader" serves as more of a prelude to the "M.I.C." record than as a solo DOOM project. The Villain is more noticeable on the boards here than on the microphone, still, the King continues to serve up bar after bar with his cohorts about ... See full review
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posted a review of Thundercat + OG Ron C* & The Chopstars - Drank. 2 months ago
I loved "Drunk", so there is no doubt that the chops provided by Ron C and the Chopstars could do no more than enhance the persepctive of this nerdy-ass musician shouting out everything from Dragon Ball to Mortal Kombat was one that I could instantly ... See full review
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posted a review of Common - One Day It'll All Make Sense. 2 months ago
I enjoryed "One Day It'll All Make Sense". It's no "Be", but I can see where it fits in Comm's discography. "One Day ..." is an album composed of "Real Nigga Quotes" (haha) over mostly No I.D. production. Legends in their early years as Common goes from ... See full review
posted a review of Sadistik - Salo Sessions. 2 months ago
"Salo Sessions" sounds like Sadistik attempting to find his footing. Just peep the album opener "Waves" and how many times the chorus is repeated before it transitions into the posse-cut "You Dead". This EP is something of a loose compilation of free ... See full review
posted a review of Sadistik - Salo Sessions II. 2 months ago
With this release I got what I wanted from the last "Salo Sessions" which was shorter tracks, sadly, this shortened what Sadistik has to offer toward a record in where, weeks after hearing it "The Way Down" serves as the only memorable offering only ... See full review
posted a review of KRS ONE* - KRS ONE. 2 months ago
The last KRS record I heard before this was "Criminal Minded", that was almost a decade ago. With so much space in between hearing a KRS record, I was glad that I perked my ears up to this. The stories were top notch, the melding of myth and reality all ... See full review
posted a review of Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. 3 months ago
"YEEEAAAHHHH", "HA,HA". Honestly, this album was just an ad-lib monster. I truly could not really follow Jeezy's first official studio release. Whatever he was saying on "TM:101" was overshadowed by the repetitive ad-libs, that ultimately would go on to ... See full review
posted a review of Viktor Vaughn - (VV:2) Venomous Villain. 3 months ago
With "Venomous Villain", Viktor Vaughn has won me over as the premiere personality I would like to hear from the man behind the metal mask on the mic. This record serves as a great follow up to "Vaudeville Villain". One just has to sit and vibe to this ... See full review
posted a review of GZA / Genius* - Beneath The Surface. 3 months ago
Many self proclaimed genius' are usually far from exhibiting any ingenuity. In regards to the Wu-Tang Clan, most usually the derivative monikers that each MC goes by are usually on point in defining each members characteristics (i.e. Method Man = Iron ... See full review
posted a review of Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun. 3 months ago
"Mama's Gun" played out like the vocal stylings of Badu - slow and sultry beginnings ending the same with crescendo's spaced out in between. Almost like a death cry, where Badu questions reality in the prisons of this realm, whilst boasting of having on ... See full review
posted a review of The Game (2) - The Documentary 2 / 2.5. 3 months ago
To follow up a classic like "The Documentary" with not only one but two albums, The Game does hip-hop a favor with this sequel. Throughout the the LP's discs The Game takes all listeners on a trip through California recounting tales of his past and ... See full review
posted a review of Master P - Ice Cream Man. 3 months ago
Ignorance at it's worst is just the overall definition of what a Master P record is , and shall forever be. "Ice Cream Man" in that respect lives up to expectations as P tries to spit convoluted, pigmentist "knowledge" on the intro, follows through the ... See full review
posted a review of Fat Joe - Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2). 3 months ago
I just had to hear this out of respect for the 1995 original cut. On "J.O.S.E. II" , Crack finds more familiar footing with the club bangers that were present on this record's predecessor. Still, Joe falls lyrically short throughout the whole album, ... See full review
posted a review of Fat Joe - Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.). 3 months ago
This release was overtly glossy, the antithesis to it's predecessor. The replay value is decidedly degenerated from having to endure "What's Luv" and "We Thuggin" not once, but twice! Still, "J.O.S.E. has it's moments in the comedy of "He's Not Real", ... See full review
posted a review of MF DOOM - Unexpected Guests. 3 months ago
"Unexpected Guests" is not the most cohesive of compilation records, but tracks like "Da Superfriendz" and a revisitation of "Born Like This" DOOMStarks cut "Angels" make this compilation a worthy listen.
posted a review of Da Lench Mob - Guerillas In Tha Mist. 3 months ago
"Guerillas In The Mist" features the uncompromised Cube that Afro-America fell in love with, the boisterous stylings of T-Bone, as well as the more reserved yet still threatning cadence of J-Dee. I feel like this was the record that my father used as a ... See full review
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posted a review of Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs. 3 months ago
I understand "Some Rap Songs" is supposed to be mourners celebration of the life of parents that he never championed before in his music, though due to the fact the record was not cohesive and had such a short run time, Earl continues to fall short of ... See full review
posted a review of The High & Mighty - Presents Eastern Conference All Stars III. 3 months ago
"Eastern Conference ... III" provides ill and unique raps from the Weatherman collective as well as other notable acts from the Eastern Conference label. Much more memorable than it's successor, Tame and Copywrite sincerely shine on the album openers in ... See full review
posted a review of Monsta Island Czars - Escape From Monsta Island !. 3 months ago
Rappity rap over Doom's trademark cartoonish jazzy loops, "Escape From Monsta Island" allows Geedorah to take a backseat as he lets his collective shine on the mic, though with so much being thrown at the listener it is hard to catch every idea , thus ... See full review
posted a review of Masta Ace - MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne. 3 months ago
This was beautiful, from the intro onward I could see the parallels in Ace's life on to my own. I used to get my ass beat for going through my mother's books (What can I say Wilde and Tolstoy just called to me !) and music as well. I think this is where ... See full review
posted a review of Fat Joe - Jealous One's Envy. 3 months ago
I heard in a recent interview that Crack had with Common that "Flow Joe" could not compare with any of Comm's works in the ninties. I beg to differ, "Jealous One's Envy" provides everything that a hip-hop head could ask for : legendary features, humble ... See full review
posted a review of Public Enemy - Nothing Is Quick In The Desert. 3 months ago
So thankful for this - the guitars, the MCing , Flavor Flav over a trap instrumental and Chuck's "Damn!" ad-lib encapsulating the thinking man's response in the face of the modern era, P.E.'s "Nothing Is Quick In The Desert" is my new favorite P.E. LP, ... See full review
posted a review of Ludacris - Chicken -N- Beer. 3 months ago
I had yet to hear a Luda album until "Chicken N' Beer". I was glad I finally woke up to the alarm. The whole album is filled with singles for the club, yet still with enough humor and guff to keep the male audience interested. The "Hip-Hop Quotables" ... See full review