A log on my experiences with one of my favorite forms of expression in this existence - MUSIC.
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posted a review of Death (2) - Leprosy. 17 minutes ago
A record about being truly tired of the human condition, but somewhat accepting of the plight as Chuck sings of death being a permanance , as opposed to what the Big 4 at the time would belt out records based on reincarnation. These guys are true to... See full review
posted a review of Da Villins* & DJ Skizz - Cashmere Dice. 2 days ago
To echo the sentiments of this LP , it is true that the golden years of hip hop will never return. The past is the past , but these Villins are able to capture that vintage feel in an half hour that make a 90's baby like me not even notice my era has... See full review
posted a review of Action Bronson - Only For Dolphins. 3 days ago
It appears Action took a trip to the Caribbean to knock those extra pounds off , but if you think a tighter waistline would force Action to tighten up on his bars , you would be mistaken. Action personifies his moniker , verbalizing verbs over the... See full review
posted a comment on Public Enemy - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?. 3 days ago
The minute the Beastie Boys popped up retelling the legend of the storied Def Jam come up - I knew that I was in for a treat ! Politically aware as ever , Public Enemy just gets better and better since "Nothing Is Quick In The Desert". Year after... See full review
posted a review of Krizz Kaliko - Legend. 3 days ago
Introspective turn up music. Don't know what you have until it's gone, right ? When Krizz announced that he was retiring from Strange late last decade, it looked the 816 Boyz was finally a thing of the past. But like Too $hort and Jay-Z before him,... See full review
posted a review of Tyler, The Creator - Scum Fuck Flower Boy. 7 days ago
A good pre-cusor to what was to come with "Igor" , I grew up off of OFWGKTA - so my ears and heart go out to tracks like "Who Dat Boy" and the "Smuckers" sequel - "Spitting Seeds". Other than that , if I wanted to hear a Pharell album with Tyler on... See full review
posted a review of Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants And Jacket. 7 days ago
This is So-Cal punk. Not to be fucked with. Save for those acoustic bonus tracks, annoying as hell, almost like DeLonge's voice - but that's just So Cal punk for you. This is a time capsule, a period piece , with juvenile lyrics that show that the... See full review
posted a review of SonnyJim & Illinformed - The Chemistry Must Be Respected. 8 days ago
Short and sweet featuring ill "Breaking Bad" samples. What's not to love?
posted a review of Novatore - Louie II. 8 days ago
A solid effort without the bells and whistles of the first entry. Novatore revisits a majority of the themes that made "Louie" great in the first place, but it's a shame to see there hasn't been much progress in this man's life, let alone versatility... See full review
posted a review of Prof (5) - Powderhorn Suites. 11 days ago
Hahaha yes ! This is what I expected from "Pookie Baby" , but was glad to have found here on "Powderhorn Suites" ! Similar to Danny Brown's "Old" in the sense that there is nothing but bangers on the first disc , and on the second serenades, which I... See full review
posted a review of Sabac Red* - The Ritual. 14 days ago
It's not hard to believe Sabac still shoulders the majority of positive energy for his camp on his sophmore LP "The Ritual". Still, despite the feel good aura on tracks like album closer "Breaking Through" , one still cannot help but feel trapped in... See full review
posted a review of Marilyn Manson - We Are Chaos. 15 days ago
A satisfying sonic critique on the human condition. Manson is nihilistic and hopeless as ever as he accepts all the flaws of himself and begs society to be just as forgiving to their own collective reflections.
The instrumentation is dark as ever,... See full review
posted a review of Maez301 - Hassan. 15 days ago
Another terrible Strange offering , featuring the worst E-40 verse I've ever heard. Maez has not learned from his debut and continues to tarnish the Strange legacy. I try to find good things to say about the new generation of Strange sans Iso, but... See full review
posted a review of Prince Paul - A Prince Among Thieves. about 1 month ago
Another classic tale from the Prince. A refreshing perspective used to tell the age old tale of jealousy, hopes, dreams, poor decisions, and betrayal. The guest vocals are what had me buggin' though - I lost my shit when I heard Sadat X, Everlast ,... See full review
posted a review of Nas - King's Disease. about 1 month ago
Nothing's better than the fine wine effect for this LP in the Don's catalogue. Though that Doja Cat octaroon comment was a little field, shit's tame for the emcee who snuffed Jesus.
This LP not only shines with Nas' other long-playing gems , but is a... See full review
posted a review of Open Mike Eagle + Paul White (4) - Hella Personal Film Festival. about 1 month ago
This is just real sad , legitimate, and relatable , touching all the more being that Eagle hails from my native Los Angeles. Now if only this was slapped on the radio rather than the latest YG , this world would be much different.
posted a review of SonnyJim - Mud In My Malbec. about 1 month ago
Yeah it may be considered nationalist to say Sonny's accent reminds me of Phyba throughout the tape , but I dont give a fuck. Because at the end of the day smooth proper English accents talking about relatable struggle, gangsta shit, comic books and... See full review
posted a review of Logic (27) - No Pressure. 2 months ago
A worthy follow up to it's predecessor, "Under Pressure", Logic does it again - enough to make Rick Sanchez rethink his statements about "Album Logic". With a "Soul Food" sequel, mentions of previous LPs that lead to the snippets here and there of the... See full review
posted a review of Earl Sweatshirt - Feet Of Clay. 2 months ago
Never bad to add a little extra on top of an already solid offering. And since Earl tends to keep things short and sweet this "extended cut" is a nice surprise. And though solo-driven narratives are cool , I still enjoy hearing Maxo and Mach on this... See full review
posted a review of David Banner - MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water-Screwed & Chopped. 4 months ago
Well this sequel is the anti-thesis of it's predecessor , as the original was more serious this one is more about setting off the party and it does with tracks like the Like a Pimp Remix . But still, I am here for the grit and found my... See full review
posted a review of David Banner - Mississippi: The Screwed & Chopped Album. 4 months ago
This was everything that I would want in a Swishahouse remix. From the justifiable anger on the record, it's easy to see why Banner chose his moniker. Now the only thing I am not sure that was intended was that this record encourages me to actually... See full review
posted a review of Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs, Alchemist - Fetti . 4 months ago
I slept for a while on this. It wasn't until I heard Gibbs on a solo LP with ALC that I finally opened my ears to him and as for Curren$y , "The Tonite Show'/can be blamed.
" Fetti" to me feels like an underground "What A Time To Be Alive" given... See full review
posted a review of Lady Gaga - Sexxx Dreams. 4 months ago
The perfect fusion of Disco and Electronic with GAGA incorporating the melody into.the hook background , humming it like Eminem onn"Lose Yourself". With a humbling interlude, this is the sleeper hit on GAGA's most slept on album.
posted a review of Lady Gaga - Chromatica. 4 months ago
GAGA pulls off sounding like a robot 1000x better than any trap rapper since the early 2010s. Every track had me nodding my head and moving my feet , even with the entirety of the LP having a heavy sadness surrounding each recording. The tracks... See full review
posted a review of Jessie Reyez - Before Love Came To Kill Us. 4 months ago
So glad I did not sleep on this. Relatable themes of heartbreak that transcend gender. The features on here work but Reyes shines best on her own ( take the throbbing promo single "Ankles" on consideration ). Jessie marriages the accents of the... See full review
posted a review of Little Brother (3) - May The Lord Watch. 5 months ago
This is my first LB album. The concept surrounding the whole , "UPN" flip was funny , but as with the rhymes to the boom-bap beats, "May The Lord Watch" is aged like fine wine, though can easily be confused as dated by the audience, especially with... See full review
posted a review of Mac Miller - Circles. 8 months ago
This is Larry not Mac. "Circles" is what I hear complained about the most with posthumous releases , most of the beats feel looped and ideas seemed pasted together rather than cohesive. "Circles" plays like an easy listening record and I enjoy... See full review
posted a review of N.W.A* - Straight Outta Compton. 9 months ago
I had to go back and check out some edited versions of classic hip-hop albums, because since a youth the censored hip-hop tape has always been a comedic oddity.
"Straight Outta Compton" far from dissapoints here . You can tell the World's Most... See full review
posted a review of Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (Clean Vinyl). 9 months ago
Waited years to hear this one. My only issue with this album is that the "Boss Life" on this has no Nate Dogg or Julio G shouting out my home of the 626. Other than that , this is better than "Doggystyle" , Snoop's magnum opus - from menacing, to... See full review
posted a review of Alicia Keys - Here. 11 months ago
I was only able to get through the first side of this LP and ... damn . This is one solid work. Even incomplete; "Here" is completely worthy of revisitation.
On "Here" Alicia is able to remix a Nas & ATCQ classic better than most rappers, all while... See full review
posted a review of Murs X The Grouch - Thees Handz. 11 months ago
"Thees Handz" is the Living Legends collaboration that hip-hop pursits never asked for but definietly needed. "Carpe Diem" is an excellent opener for the project : motivational and boisterous , featuring the gorgeous Reverie who makes herself known on... See full review
posted a review of Brother Ali - Secrets & Escapes. 11 months ago
"Secrets and Escapes" is quality hip-hop music as Brother Ali takes the virus that is social media, and makes that virus his bitch for a little over half and hour over Evidence instrumentals.
This is a great album to just kick back to and meditate.... See full review
posted a review of A$AP Twelvyy* - 12. 11 months ago
I wonder why "12" did not have 12 tracks? No matter, with only a few slip ups with attempts to dabble in the melody mumble lane (which primarily was on all the tracks featuring mainstream Ferg) , Twelvyy delivers a solid major label debut here -... See full review
posted a review of Anthrax - For All Kings. 11 months ago
I was initally attracted to "For All Kings" because of the artwork done by comic book legend Alex Ross. After hearing the LP, I can see why the cover deserved such an established artist to take the reins over it. The whole record sounds like an opera... See full review
posted a review of Maez301 - MAEZ301. 11 months ago
I see what Strange Music tried to do here and failed. Signing a mumble melody rapper like Maez is possibly the biggest misstep that I have seen of the label. This self-titled album is trash, borrowing more than a handful of songs from the previous... See full review
posted a review of Slayer - The Repentless Killogy (Live At The Forum In Inglewood, CA). 11 months ago
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A cash grab is when a company re-releases a successful product in an attempt to moneatize that... See full review
posted a review of Crimeapple & DJ Skizz - Wet Dirt . 11 months ago
"Wet Dirt" is as excellent as the Mr. Burns sample on Side A's "Springfield Power Plant". Another LP handled by just one MC & one DJ (at least as advertised on the cover, a further look in the credits would tell otherwise ...) , "Wet Dirt" is another... See full review
posted a review of Joey Bada$$ - All-Amerikkkan Bada$$. 11 months ago
It's a pity that it always takes me years after a Joey release to catch on because of how crowded Hip-Hop is these days. No matter, that does not take away from the fact that "All-Amerikkkan" is inventive social commentary over the glorious sounds... See full review
posted a review of Dave East x Styles P - Beloved. 11 months ago
The old meets the young here in a solid offering here . The cringe-worthy auto-tune cuts are tolerable thanks to the bars welded in the streets, yet the album always has it's eyes past the projects and towards the penthouse.
"Do You Know What Tine... See full review
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posted a review of Tony Yayo - Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon (Clean Version). 11 months ago
I am very dissapointed in this debut, as Yayo has always been my favorite on G-Unit records. This album was garbage and was filled with too many obvious attempts at having a radio hit. If Yayo would have kept the grimy energy from the first couple of... See full review
posted a review of Freeway - Free At Last. 11 months ago
This is the autobiographical effort that it's predecessor was not. "Free At Last" shows the versatility of Free's vernacular with a more adventurous production selection than the in-house work that covered Free's 1st ROC LP. With that, "Free At Last"... See full review
posted a review of Freeway - Philadelphia Freeway. 11 months ago
This is a cool intro for Free, but feels more like a Roc-A-Fella compilation because of all the crowded guest features from label mates than an autobiographical effort. Props to Free for developing a better "All my Life" than Obie Trice (surprisingly)... See full review
posted a review of Jonwayne - Cassette On Vinyl. 11 months ago
This is genius - all the bars that makes Wayne an urban legend from his Stones Throw run that could never be duplicated. It's kind of funny though, that as the years go by from when I first heard the Cassette series, I used to want these songs... See full review
posted a review of Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs. 11 months ago
A solid debut of the legendary artist who I once read Eminem speak of the way Jay-Z spoke of Common.
"Internal Affairs" runs off the power of it's bass - rattling single "Simon Says" and continues to thrive off of the melding of comedy and seriousness... See full review
posted a review of Vinnie Paz - Season Of The Assassin. 11 months ago
This is Paz's best release. Heavy and strictly disiciplined, yet is able to show the versatility of this underground legend as he gets out of his comfort zone and collaborates with ROC staples ("Pistolvania","Kill 'Em All") and even Paul Wall (Paul &... See full review
posted a review of Ed Sheeran - No.6 Collaborations Project. 11 months ago
I was dissapointed in this tape. I heard Ed first on an EP with Yela ("Slumdon Bridge") and after hearing the Eminem featured "Remember The Name" , I expected a more soulful tape rather than one immeresed in trendy pop tunes. It's true that Side B is... See full review
posted a review of Fleetwood Mac - Rumours. about 1 year ago
I heard this album through a live YouTube compilation and the somber regretful energy is there in the way I imagine the studio tracks are.
The psychodellic depressingly blissful"Dreams", the anthem of detachment in "Go Your Own Way" and the... See full review
posted a review of Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana. about 1 year ago
I just don't get it. I have heard better Lib beats on the latest Westside Gunn shit and Gibbs still sounds like a 2pac emulator with trap rap aesthetics who can speak in double time, and that combo still is not as appealing as it sounds on paper. All... See full review