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Lil Nas X – 7 Review

When I first heard “Old Town Road”, I had discovered it through a video that was posted as a reply to a tweet that was a complete non-sequitur. It was so unrelated, that I can’t even recall what the original tweet was. But I googled the lyrics and came across the visual (a compilation of […]

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Logic – Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Review

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is the latest album by American rapper Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known by his stage monkiker, Logic. Logic has made albums in the past and while there were some people who liked his albums, there were also those did not like his albums. He released Under Pressure, The Incredible True Story, Everybody, YSIV, […]

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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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Games of the Year

I’mma keep it real with you chief, 2018 was a down year compared to 2017 for videogames. But, that’s kind of an unfair bar to hold 2018 to since 2017 might have been the best year for videogames in my lifetime, or at least since I was cognizant of what a “year” for mediums could […]

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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 […]