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

What Mannie Fresh’s career teaches about ‘Homeboy Business’

Fact: Mannie Fresh is one of the best hip-hop producers of all time. He may be too humble to claim that, so I’ll say it. That distinct New Orleans signature sound that got the world’s attention would not have been the same without him. As a producer, the sonic architect gave us epic and memorable … Continue reading What Mannie Fresh’s career teaches about ‘Homeboy Business’

@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