Nas – King’s Disease II

After a six-year hiatus following 2012’s polarizing Life Is Good, legendary NYC rapper Nas has dropped three projects in the last four years, all with quite a few instances of accolades and acclaim to back them up. Returning after almost exactly a year with the sequel to last year’s Grammy-winning King’s Disease project, Nas once … Continue reading Nas – King’s Disease II

DMX – Exodus

Continuing the somewhat concerning trend of releasing whatever a hip-hop artist was working on mere months after their death, turn-of-the-century NYC rap legend DMX now has a posthumous – and hopefully final – release after passing away only two months ago at the age of 50. Spearheaded by frequent collaborator and longtime close friend of … Continue reading DMX – Exodus

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

Rapid Fire Reviews (blackbear, Fabolous/Jadakiss, Cyhi The Prynce)

Cyhi The Prynce - No Dope On Sundays GOOD Music rapper Cyhi the Prynce’s debut project has been delayed for years amongst label disputes, dropping a few promising verses on label boss Kanye West’s tracks along the way. No Dope On Sundays is the sound of an artist who has been waiting to express himself … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (blackbear, Fabolous/Jadakiss, Cyhi The Prynce)

A$AP Ferg – Still Striving

Rap's court jester A$AP Ferg returns with the follow-up to last year's underwhelming Always Strive and Prosper album, which featured some questionable collaborations and stylistic diversions that never really worked for him. Still Striving is a return to the form that enabled Ferg to call himself a Trap Lord back in 2013, and with the increased prominence of the genre … Continue reading A$AP Ferg – Still Striving