J Dilla (Jay Dee) – Donuts

- July 12th, 2021 |

Before his untimely passing, J Dilla was the name of all names when it came to underground Afrocentric hip-hop thanks to his signature sound which was dusty yet soulful at the same time. He had statue, influence and a large catalogue of artists that he has worked with such as Janet Jackson, Common, Busta Rhymes […]

New Edition – Heart Break

- January 9th, 2021 |

New Edition is one of those influential R&B groups that has released many albums, formed many subgroups to the point where those members released solo albums of their own. To me, they’re considered the N.W.A of R&B mainly due to their turbulent history. From their formation in 1983, they’ve been plagued with bad managers, shady […]

Nate Dogg – G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2

- January 9th, 2021 |

West coast hip-hop took a long time before it garnered the national spotlight in the way that it’s east coast cousin did, mainly due to the fact that no big labels were willing to take a chance on them until 1988 when N.W.A. proved that they were as hard (if not harder) then their east […]

2Pac – Me Against the World

- April 6th, 2020 |

A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once. 2Pac – If I Die 2 Nite 2Pac is undeniably one of the greatest lyricists of our generation but one of the most controversial figures in the entire history of rap. From conscious rapper to IDGAF rapper, he has managed to provide an infectious […]

YG – My Krazy Life

- April 5th, 2020 |

When YG first emerged in the scene, he was an authentic street hustler who just so happened to want to make club music, this was back when MySpace was a force to be reckoned with. As the years went by however, the raps got better, more street oriented and more connected to the harsh realities […]

Parliament – Trombipulation

- April 4th, 2020 |

From Day 1. Parliament was recognized as one of the most inventive funk groups to ever walk the Earth. With the release of “Mothership Connection”, George Clinton had birthed the genre of P-Funk, a funk genre that went against slick production while remaining true to its roots, out of the evolution of his Parliament band […]