There was once a time when it seemed like Lil Yachty was one of the most exciting and disruptive up-and-coming forces in hip-hop music, his endearingly haphazard approach destined to become a highly influential movement. Passed over by a couple of his contemporaries and other subgenres rising to the top, Yachty has seemed a little … Continue reading Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 3
Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane’s output since being relased from jail in 2016 has been so prolific that the timespan of just under a full year since his last project is an unusually long gap for him. It’s certainly given him some of his best sales in a while. He’s stated that he was trying to … Continue reading Gucci Mane – Evil Genius
Logic - Bobby Tarantino II The newly minted king of woke rap enters another instalment into his less formal series of mixtapes after breaking through to the public in a major way with his latest album Everybody. While Logic does show both a hilarious level of self-awareness at how annoying his preachiness can be and … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Logic, Lil Yachty, XXXTENTACION)
Seattle rapper Macklemore's third studio album and first without producer Ryan Lewis sees him largely abandon the maudlin and misguided political exploits that colored his 2015 effort This Unruly Mess I've Made, falling instead into a cycle of trend-hopping that is so specific I'll be surprised if he doesn't wind up with a few lawsuits on … Continue reading Macklemore – Gemini
Polarizing 19-year old rapper Lil Yachty's debut album, Teenage Emotions, is an absolute mess. But don't get me wrong - in Yachty's case, that's a good thing more often than not. Yachty refuses to play by the rules over the course of this 21-track monster, throwing everything we know about hip-hop music out the window and … Continue reading Lil Yachty – Teenage Emotions
Virginia rapper D.R.A.M., who burst onto the scene with infectious hits "Cha Cha", which captured the attention of Chance the Rapper and Beyonce, and current top 5 single "Broccoli", arrives with his debut full-length album -- and it represents a very refreshing surprise in the current landscape of hip-hop music. D.R.A.M. himself is a lot more … Continue reading D.R.A.M. – Big Baby D.R.A.M.