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Big Sean Hall of Fame

Big Sean’s Far From “Hall of Fame” With New LP –Album Review

G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings (2013)

Big Sean is an unlikely success story.  Before “My Last” became a hit and signature slang such as “swerve” stormed the mainstream, Sean Anderson was just another nameless rapper trying to get in where he could fit in. Not exactly an imposing specimen, but equipped with a Detroit ego and pride instilled by players, artists and hustlers before him, Sean impressed Kanye West in a fateful impromptu performance outside a […]

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Turbocharges Hip-Hop With One Verse (Editorial)

In case you hadn’t heard, Kendrick Lamar has proclaimed himself rap music’s monarch while providing a hit list of peers he seeks to either subjugate or eliminate. It all happened when the TDE/Aftermath/Interscope rapper let his thoughts loose over a Big Sean track called “Control” released earlier this week. Needless to say, Kendrick simply obliterated Big Sean and Jay Electronica, who had the unfortunate distinction of also appearing on the […]


Ten Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums For The Rest of 2013

It has been a busy summer for hip-hop releases, what with Kanye West’s Yeezus and Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail releasing within two weeks of each other, while the new crop of ‘it’-rappers, including J. Cole, Mac Miller and Wale, put out their sophomore albums in between. There are literally dozens of buzzing indie artists and upstarts who put out quality work–we would be remiss not to mention Queens […]


Nine Upcoming Rap/Hip-Hop Albums That Should Be On Your Radar (Part 1)

While 2013 has just begun, so many quality rap/hip-hop albums have dropped in the span of only two months that it seems like an entire year has passed me by. Off the top of my head, I can already call out a couple top notch releases that will probably end up on my best of year end list: – LongLiveA$AP by A$AP Rocky – Life Changes by Casey Veggies – […]


Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 9.21.12)

Welcome to your Weekly Mixtape September 21, 2012.   Kanye West ft. R. Kelly, “To the World” So, okay, Kanye West’s much anticipated Cruel Summer wound up being kind of a mixed bag. Whatever. Its high points are still devastating. In case you haven’t given this track any close consideration, let it be known that that’s no lesser a figure than R. Kelly silkily crooning, “The whole world is a […]