In 11 tracks and 51 minutes, Dave has not just shattered the glass ceiling surrounding the UK rap scene, he has soared to prophet level. Stylised as a therapy session, Psychodrama is as raw and honest as albums come; serving as a beacon of guidance for anyone struggling within a wide spectrum of difficult and traumatising topics. When artists like Dave come around we need to cherish him, this truly is one of the most essential releases this country has seen in a long time; Psychodrama is the UK rap album of a generation. Continue reading “Dave – Psychodrama: Album Review”
In the youthful world of Soundcloud rap, the new wave of artists drop songs and projects like there’s no tomorrow, Lil Pump is a major outlier to that formula. Following on from his gigantic 2017 success with ‘Gucci Gang’ and his self titled debut, it’s took over an entire year for his next project to be released, Harverd Dropout. Has the lengthy wait become a cool off period? Did Pump flop or is he back to his addictive best?
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Following on from his collaborative effort with MF DOOM last year, CZARFACE is back with some more tongue-twisting mic bombs; this time alongside legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. The result is an enthralling but gritty bar zone, with two of the game’s most prominent microphone assassins going back and forth on an almost comic-book styled album. Continue reading “CZARFACE & Ghostface Killah – Czarface Meets Ghostface: Album Review”
On his third studio album Some Rap Songs, Earl Sweatshirt once again shows us all how massive his sleeves are. He manages to wear his deepest, darkest emotional trauma, his most avant-garde influences and his full personality on them; creating a rap album that could well pioneer a new wave of conscious experimental hip-hop.
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Tekashi 6ix9ine is currently on trial and facing a 32 year jail sentence for crimes that include armed robbery and conspiracy to murder; but after this latest project I think we should add his crimes to the music industry to his growing rap sheet. Continue reading “6ix9ine – DUMMY BOY: Album Review”