J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ is a self-help guide for millennial hypebeasts

J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ is not just for people with bookshelves, good credit, kindles and a 401K plan. Yes, it’s deep and lyrical enough for a traditional conscious rap audience. But this album is targeting another group. .....millennial hypebeasts who follow trends with social media infatuations, seeking instant gratification from ‘likes’, quick success, and affiliating … Continue reading J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ is a self-help guide for millennial hypebeasts

MY PREDICTION: Cardi B’s debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’ could be the best-selling female hip-hop album of all time

Cardi B's debut album 'Invasion of Privacy' is well on its way to break records on the Billboard charts. Early projections indicate the project could sell more than 200,000 units within the first week alone. No doubt about it, 'Invasion of Privacy' will quickly make it to the #1 spot on the Billboard album charts. … Continue reading MY PREDICTION: Cardi B’s debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’ could be the best-selling female hip-hop album of all time

Recently murdered rappers share striking similarities: They ‘got it out the mud’ and had next

Hip-hop doesn’t pull triggers. Jealousy does. Anger does. The storyline of murdered rappers in the hip-hop game has striking similarities. Young rappers who ‘got it out the mud.’ Emerging stars who had next, but next never came. Artists who never had nothing handed. Took nothing for granted. But somehow managed to get a glimpse of … Continue reading Recently murdered rappers share striking similarities: They ‘got it out the mud’ and had next

How Tupac’s concrete rose became Kendrick Lamar’s pimped butterfly

Kendrick Lamar. Tupac Amaru Shakur. Two complicated poets disguised as rappers in two different eras. Kendrick, who originally went by the stage name K-Dot, started to gain buzz on the Billboard Charts in 2010 - fourteen years after Pac’s death. He was 9 years old when the legendary California rapper was gunned down in a … Continue reading How Tupac’s concrete rose became Kendrick Lamar’s pimped butterfly

@BigSean: ‘Finally Famous’ Album Review

With his catch phrase “I Do It”, Detroit emcee Big Sean can now sit back and say it in past tense. His debut album Finally Famous, which released on June 28,  received raving reviews and positive feedback from the hip-hop community. After the first day of being released, the album was projected to sell close … Continue reading @BigSean: ‘Finally Famous’ Album Review