James Bay - Electric Light James Bay completely revamps his image on sophomore album Electric Light, linking up with Adele producer Paul Epworth to take his music in a much poppier direction, while still maintaining the soulful, almost gospel-influenced delivery that lent itself well to his stirring rock ballads. The transition isn’t always seamless, the album … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (James Bay, BTS, Pusha T)
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)
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.
Travis Scott's third project in three years comes 363 days after the release of his debut studio album Rodeo, and the time taken in between indicates that the vast majority of the tracks included on this album are little more than Rodeo B-Sides -- in fact, "Wonderful", a track released last December and marketed exactly in this … Continue reading Travis Scott – Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight
19-year old Brooklyn area rapper Desiigner, the newest signee to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music label who took over the world with the release of infectious single “Panda”, has finally released his first mixtape. Although if Desiigner is looking to become anything more than a one hit wonder, there is not a lot here which keeps … Continue reading Desiigner – New English