Picks of the Week

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Picks of the Week

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YG - Stay Dangerous 

With his third album, the Compton native looks to further cement himself as one of the premier voices of West Coast gansta rap. This album has feature artists including Quavo, 2 Chainz, Mozzy, Nicki Minaj and more. 

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Mac Miller - Swimming 

With his most recent effort, Mac Miller attacks some of his demons and shows his progess towards self love and peace while offering some well-written and composed music to guide the story. 

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H.E.R. - I Used to Know her: The Prelude - EP

The reclusive and guarded artist known as H.E.R. offers forth a variety of different skills on this six-track EP that not only has many of her fans deep in their feelings, but anxious to see what she will bring on a full length album. This short project has features from both DJ Scratch and Bryson Tiller.

Travis Scott AstroWorld

Travis Scott has been behind the sounds of many artists over last five years, and he is back to give the world another journey into his himself, this time being labeled Astroworld. This 17-track project has features ranging from Drake to Stevie Wonder, so its sure to be an other-worldly ride for his fans. 

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C1UBAM - Still 

Indie Pick of the Week. The Birmingham trio step up to the plate to give the city one of the better rap albums of the year. Period. From production to lyricism to style, the group brings it all to the table on this 13-track effort. 

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729 (Ozu x Erthling) - Greetings IV: Assigned This  Mission.

Indie Pick of the Week. The Rapper - Producer tandem known as 729 offer the 4th Ep in their Greetings series as they continue to take you on a journey of self discovery littered with the gems of life, inspiration, purpose, and authenticity. There as no wasted lines, and the production offered by Erthling goes well alongside OZU's potent lyricism and story telling. 

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Stay Dangerous

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Stay Dangerous

First-listen experience with YG’s new album Stay Dangerous. I walk through each song and offer commentary as I’m listening to every song one by one. This is a tad different from the normal reviews as I give my initial thoughts of the songs/album and how I feel in that moment.

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Redemption

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Redemption

Following his most recent release 90059, Jay Rock has found a way to offer one of his most sonically enjoyable projects to date, while discussing the trials and tribulations that he has faced since his last album and the road he’s taken to find himself worthy of ‘redemption’ of his past wrongs and missed opportunities.

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When Gawd Ready

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When Gawd Ready

With the group’s latest release since their 3rd project Canvas, rap collective K.L.U.B. (Knowledge Learned Under Birmingham) Monsta find themselves center stage with this album performing over some very ambitious and brilliantly produced beats as they illustrate pictures of all that lies within and surrounding them. 

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