Signed to Janelle Monae's Wondaland Records, Nigerian hip-hop and R&B artist Jidenna finally releases his debut studio album after the success of his 2015 single "Classic Man". The project comes with a lot of backstory, having been completed months ago but delayed due to Jidenna's desire to release the project on the anniversary of his … Continue reading Jidenna – The Chief
Wildly successful Atlanta rapper and reigning president of trap music Future continues his prolific output, surprise dropping this 17-track self-titled effort. The project is technically his fifth studio album and first since last year's EVOL, but counting the mixtapes that get just as much attention it is stunningly his ninth body of work since 2014. Understandably … Continue reading Future – FUTURE
On veteran Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco's sixth studio album, the constantly swinging pendulum of genres continues its pattern as he reverts to his more radio-friendly ways. He does this with the same inconsistent levels of success as his last foray into this world, 2011's Lasers, which produced smash hit "The Show Goes On". A precursor to … Continue reading Lupe Fiasco – DROGAS Light
Versatile artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, fresh off a career-boosting spot opening for veteran rock bands Weezer and Panic! At The Disco on their monumental summer tour, unleashes his second studio album under this moniker after jumping around between different musical projects. He continues to settle into a nice of pop-punk vocals covering melodies … Continue reading Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Zombies On Broadway
British R&B singer-songwriter Sampha, whose distinctive vocals and electronic sound attracted the attention of critics back in 2013 with his EP Dual, has finally released his much-anticipated debut album after appearing on some of the biggest projects in recent memory. Last year alone he racked up guest spots with Kanye West ("Saint Pablo"), Solange ("Don't Touch … Continue reading Sampha – Process
Detroit rapper, G.O.O.D. Music artist and Kanye West protege Big Sean's fourth studio album continues to showcase his remarkable consistency, always delivering a decent project despite not taking as many creative risks as many of his peers. More trap-influenced than its predecessors and reflecting the rapidly rising popular sound of today, I Decided. has been described by … Continue reading Big Sean – I Decided.
Oakland R&B upstart and former America's Got Talent finalist Kehlani's SWEETSEXYSAVAGE is technically her debut studio album, though her previous critically acclaimed mixtapes Cloud 19 and Grammy-nominated You Should Be Here are what put her in the spotlight. The album stands as a huge statement and assertion of self in the wake of last year's heavily covered … Continue reading Kehlani – SWEETSEXYSAVAGE