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Tyler, The Creator – IGOR Review

To say that Tyler, The Creator has undergone a transformation would be an understatement. Where the former auteur of Odd Future had created deranged works filled with angst and teenage edge like Bastard and Goblin, he then sought to withdraw from the darkness and rebrand himself in the light with his previous release, Flower Boy. While not being a […]

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ScHoolboy Q – CrasH Talk Review

Quincy Hanley, better known by his stage-name, ScHoolboy Q, has over the years cemented himself as one of TDE’s elite. He’s built a reputation for his mix of introspective  lyrics on his life, his city, and the ways he has coped navigated these channels be it through gang violence, drugs, or friends with a razor […]

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God of War Review

God of War shows that older franchises can be reinvigorated without falling victim to nostalgia. It’s a game that shows its growth as a franchise mirrored with that of its protagonist that falls short in a few gameplay categories which result in an enjoyable but hampered experience. From its opening moments, one of the things […]

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Future – THE WIZRD Review

No one would be surprised to hear that Future is one of my favorite rappers. Some of his projects are among my favorite releases from any genre, let alone Hip Hop. His mixtape rebirth that began with 2014’s Monster began a trilogy of album-quality mixtapes with Beast Mode and 56 Nights that culminated in his […]

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Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Review

Deerhunter has always been a band concerned with the “then” more than the “now”. Their 2010 landmark album Halcyon Digest had to do with memories and the feelings of hazy nostalgia that come with reminiscing over them. The way that the past is romanticized, even when it is often harsh in retrospect was the core […]

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XXXTENTACION – Skins Review

Where ? felt like an accumulation of fragmented ideas — often interesting but rarely cohesive, Skins, the Florida rapper’s first posthumous release, feels like a more focused flash of catharsis. On 17, XXXTENTACION funneled his depression and bitterness into a harrowing 20 minute sprint. Then, it feels appropriate that before his death, X may have wanted […]