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Record Report: ‘Freudian’, Daniel Caesar (Album Review)

This article was originally published in The Source “Power 30” Issue #273 DANIEL CAESAR Freudian Golden Child Recordings Production: Alex Ernewein, Daniel Caesar, Jordan Evans, Matthew Burnett, & Riley Bell   Advertisement   Daniel Caesar took the R&B scene by storm. Just two years after the release of his debut EP, the 22-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter […]

Record Report: ‘War & Leisure’, Miguel (Album Review)

This article was originally published in The Source “Power 30” Issue #273 MIGUEL War & Leisure RCA/ByStorm Production: Miguel, Mark Pitts, and more   Advertisement   Since 2010, Miguel has consistently delivered solid projects. With the release of his fourth studio album, War & Leisure, he’s done it again. Although it has never been his […]

RECORD REVIEW: Redman ‘Mudface’ LP

There aren’t many MCs that have managed to maintain their musical longevity past the 20 year mark like Redman. Ever since his What? The Album debut, his weed smoking, comedic lyricism left an imprint in the game that would be picked up and adopted by the new millenium’s artists. That same energy is felt on […]

Record Report: Outkast’s ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ Review, July 1994

Southernplaylisticadillacmuzik will always be regarded as a stellar debut album, a left-field nuclear bomb that landed smack dab in the era of rap purists laud endlessly. The Illmatic, Ready to Die, The Chronic era, in which no rap or pop music critic was quite ready for the drawl-heavy, genre-blending series of cherry bombs Outkast dropped […]

Record Report: J. Cole – ‘Born Sinner’

Label: Roc Nation / Columbia Records Production: J. Cole Written By Kyle Renwick “It’s way darker this time” J. Cole declares as his second studio album, Born Sinner, opens to “Villuminati.” Those words couldn’t be truer as Cole clings to themes of moral dilemma and frustrated love affairs through most of the album. He delves […]

Record Report: Kanye West – ‘Yeezus’

Label: Def Jam Production: Kanye West, Daft Punk, Mike Dean, Hudson Mohawke, TNGHT, Travi$ Scott, 88-Keys, Lupe Fiasco, Lunice, Arca, No I.D., Young Chop Written by: Khari Nixon (@KingVanGogh) Executive producer Rick Rubin understandably questioned Kanye West’s time management as the deadline to finish his controversially titled 6th LP drew dangerously near. Kanye’s response was […]

Record Report: Mac Miller – ‘Watching Movies with the Sound Off’

Label: Rostrum Records Production: Earl Sweatshirt, Larry Fisherman, Randomblackdude, Flying Lotus, Clams Casino, I.D. Labs, Pharrell, Chuck Inglish, SAP, The Alchemist, AdoTheGod Written by: Ben Lester (bjams11) 10, 9, 8, 7, the theater lights begin to fade. 6, 5, 4, the countdown on the screen continues and the audience settles into their seats. 3, 2, […]

Record Report: Rittz Lets Us In On The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant

Despite his super human flows, White Jesus is human, too. He may have thousands of fans across the country praising him for his lyricism and transparency in his work, but Rittz is not going to pass on the opportunity to show you his flawed, less than exemplary image as a role model. Rittz is joined […]

Record Report: Jared Evan “The Fourth Chapter”

Record Report:   Jared Evan Advertisement   The Fourth Chapter   Producers: !llmind, Ill Factor                   Jared Evan started working on his EP The Fourth Chapter since 2009, and I can’t be mad at him for the wait. For a debut EP, Jared Evan put a lot of hard work into it […]

Record Report: Dom Kennedy – The Yellow Album (Album)

Record Report Dom Kennedy Yellow Album Advertisement Producers: THC, Fly Union, Chase N Cashe, DJ Dahi, Polyester, Drewbyrd, J. Lbs, Troy Noka          Dom stays true to what he’s good at on the Yellow Album. He goes about his rhymes in a calm, cool, and collective way I’ve heard on From The […]

Record Report: Dom Kennedy – The Yellow Album (Album)

Record Report Dom Kennedy Yellow Album Advertisement Producers: THC, Fly Union, Chase N Cashe, DJ Dahi, Polyester, Drewbyrd, J. Lbs, Troy Noka           Dom stays true to what he’s good at on the Yellow Album. He goes about his rhymes in a calm, cool, and collective way we’ve heard on From […]

Review: Boldy James – ‘Consignment: Favor For A Favor (Redi Rock Mixtape)’

Record Report  Boldy James  Consignment: Favor For A Favor (Redi Rock Mixtape) Advertisement   Following up from last year’s Trapper’s Alley, Pro’s and Cons: The Quikcrete Mixtape, Motor City’s newest spitter emerges out of the failed economy to give listeners some much needed medicine via his Consigment: Favor For A Favor (The Redi Rock Mixtape).  On […]