Detroit rapper and GOOD Music affiliate Big Sean has never been away from the game for this long, but the time off has evidently given him quite a bit to talk about. With his fifth studio album, a sequel to an early 2012 mixtape that had a huge part in putting him on the map, … Continue reading Big Sean – Detroit 2
Passionate veteran R&B vocalist, former GOOD Music signee and EGOT winner John Legend is now seven studio albums and nearly two decades deep and still doing numbers. After taking a bit of a darker turn than usual on 2016’s inconsistent Darkness and Light, which examined some of the more distressing and negative thoughts associated with … Continue reading John Legend – Bigger Love
Now a prominent force in the world of contemporary R&B, Kehlani’s sophomore studio effort continues to highlight quite a few aspects of her truly unfortunately drama-filled personal life that continuously makes its way onto headlines with her technically skilled and expressive vocal delivery. Taking a 3-year break after her outstanding debut SweetSexySavage, save for last … Continue reading Kehlani – It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
Jhené Aiko’s last album, Trip, a 90-minute highly conceptual masterpiece, revolved around the process of healing in finding a special person to share life with and escape from all the other miseries surrounding her. On her latest project Chilombo, titled after her real last name, she takes much more solace in herself, building up her … Continue reading Jhené Aiko – Chilombo
Without further ado, here are my favourite projects of 2017. Happy new year! Honourable Mentions: blackbear - digital druglord Migos - C U L T U R E Tove Lo - Blue Lips [lady wood phase II] Halsey - hopeless fountain kingdom Betty Who - The Valley Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life Bleachers - … Continue reading BensBeat Top 25 Albums of 2017
R&B/Soul singer Jhene Aiko's sophomore album, Trip, is less of an album and more of an experience. Nearly an hour and a half in length, Aiko's silky smooth vocals guide us through a project framed as one long drug trip. Aiko's becomes lost in a psychedelic and sometimes scary world, addressing her relationships including her disastrous … Continue reading Jhene Aiko – Trip
Norwegian producer and DJ Cashmere Cat's highly anticipated and frequently delayed debut album has finally arrived, in the wake of well-received production credits for some huge artists such as Kanye West and Ariana Grande. The high-profile appearances continue over the course of 9's brief runtime, as the guest vocalists attempt to adapt to the constantly shifting … Continue reading Cashmere Cat – 9
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.