Reviews

Round-Up Reviews: July 2019

In this month’s edition of Round-Up Reviews we look at some of the July 2019 releases that I didn’t get around to writing full reviews for. There’s albums from big names here, including Blood Orange, Iggy Azalea, Nas, the Dreamville record label (J. Cole, JID etc) and more! Continue reading “Round-Up Reviews: July 2019”

Reviews

Nas – NASIR: Album Review

Nas being back is excellent for hip-hop, his style and craft is something that the genre desperately needs in these times of Soundcloud and chart hits. Being a voice is Nas’ field of expertise, but that can often be his downfall. On NASIR, we are given the good and not so good of the Queensbridge rapper, but above all it’s just fantastic to hear him rhyme again. Continue reading “Nas – NASIR: Album Review”

Features

Will 2018 Be Raps Biggest Year Yet?

2017 was an absolutely unbelievable year for rap and music in general. We saw stellar releases from Kendrick Lamar, Vince Stapes, Tyler the Creator and Joey Bada$$. My one critique is that despite rap being on amazing form, R&B matched it and maybe even beat it. SZA, Miguel and Daniel Caesar all brought out great albums. It’s still relatively early in the year, but could we be looking at 2018 being raps biggest year yet? Continue reading “Will 2018 Be Raps Biggest Year Yet?”