Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’

By Braxton Randolph Kendrick Lamar is the best lyricist in hip-hop right now and one of the best of this generation. He has been embraced as one of the industry’s elite for such reasons, and his album sales numbers back it up. His wordplay has this effect on people where everyone turns into a contributor on Rap Genius just a few minutes into listening to … Continue reading Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’

Review: Kodak Black’s ‘Painting Pictures’

By Braxton Randolph Hailing from Pampano Beach, FL, Kodak Black is basically a 2017 Hot Boy. If you don’t know, the Hot Boy$ were a group back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s that consisted of Cash Money artists Lil Wayne, Juvenile, B.G., and Turk. They were known for their storytelling ability and gritty lyrics about street life and all that came with it, … Continue reading Review: Kodak Black’s ‘Painting Pictures’

Review: Drake’s ‘More Life’

By Braxton Randolph Drake’s last album, Views (2016), was a project that felt like Drake was routinely going through a layup line before a basketball game (or shooting an air ball, like when he warmed up with the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team back in 2014). Many, including artists such as Joe Budden, criticized Views as being uninspiring. As I have also put it many times, … Continue reading Review: Drake’s ‘More Life’

Double Feature Review: Future’s ‘Future’ and ‘HNDRXX’

By Braxton Randolph Coming off one of his most successful years yet, with three albums that reached the number 1 spot on Billboards 200 albums chart and a number of mix tapes that feature singles you still hear every time you step out for a night on the town, Future is back to bestow upon us not one, but two 17-track albums. Both albums respectively … Continue reading Double Feature Review: Future’s ‘Future’ and ‘HNDRXX’

Review: Foxygen’s Hang

By Braxton Randolph Just under 3 years ago was the last time we heard a new album from rock duo Sam France and Jonathon Rado, otherwise known as Foxygen. …And Star Power, which was released in October of 2014, was the abundant 24-track album that bounced around just about as much as the band’s personnel situation has in their time. Fast forward to January 2017, … Continue reading Review: Foxygen’s Hang