Trey Songz – Back Home

With the lacklustre Tremaine The Album three years ago, it was clear that a veteran like Trey Songz was rapidly becoming out of place with the direction R&B was moving. With his latest release Back Home, instead of better learning how to adapt to modern trends, Songz took things the other way entirely and leaned … Continue reading Trey Songz – Back Home

REASON – New Beginnings

While the world waits patiently for the return of its flagship artist, Top Dawg Entertainment rapper REASON is here to fill the void with his debut, New Beginnings. One of the more obviously similar artists on the label to Kendrick Lamar himself, REASON dots his album with musings on society delivered in a similarly earnest … Continue reading REASON – New Beginnings

Joji – Nectar

After completely shedding his former career as YouTube-based absurdist shock comedian and breaking through with the lo-fi Ballads 1 in 2018, 88Rising figurehead Joji has returned with a sophomore album that more than evades the curse. Nectar essentially takes the ideas Joji began exploring with his debut and improves just about everything about them, building … Continue reading Joji – Nectar

Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets To My Downfall

After fellow white rapper-turned-sadboi with a guitar G-Eazy’s album Everything’s Strange Here turned out even worse than anyone could have possibly imagined earlier this year, Machine Gun Kelly has arrived to prove that the idea doesn’t necessarily always result in complete failure. Teaming up with legendary drummer Travis Barker on every track and taking a … Continue reading Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets To My Downfall

Conway The Machine – From King to a GOD

Buffalo hip-hop collective Griselda Records have steadily been building their audience through a truly staggering number of releases and their adherence to classic hip-hop tendencies focusing on technicality and lyricism. While founder Westside Gunn has likely attracted the most mainstream attention, it is his brother Conway The Machine who has always proven himself as the … Continue reading Conway The Machine – From King to a GOD