American audiences are always late to the party on new music. It doesn't matter if it’s within their own borders or outside of it. Whether it’s because of the egotistical thought of everything having to be in English, general American ego, or xenophobia, things that aren’t perceived as American often aren't accepted in the pop … Continue reading K-pop and the Eastern Wave: Is the West Ready?
Movies are narrative visuals that provide a message or story to not only entertain audiences but convey feelings that can’t just be word vomited. A biopic is a film that conveys this underlying message, but also gives the audience this full bodied figure in a moment of their life. On NØIR, Smino paints his self-portrait … Continue reading Album Review: Smino – NØIR
Do you remember those nights? C’mon now….you know what I’m talking about, right? Those nights. Alright, let me get you right. You already pregamed with the homies and y’all riding round town, heading to the function. Everybody on one and once you get to the spot, the place already kinda crowded. You get your cup … Continue reading Album Review: Vince Staples – FM!
“Let’s get back to this boom-bap shit.” One of the opening lines by frequent album narrator and voice actor, Steven Blum, gives us exactly what we're supposed to expect from Logic’s fourth studio album, YSIV. The Baltimore rapper takes a break from creating sci-fi story he’s been expanding the past few albums to get back to … Continue reading Album Review: Logic – YSIV
*Lighter flick* Welcome to Tha Carter V, ladies and gents. Lil Wayne was a pivotal figure in my childhood and that was without me even being his biggest fan. In 2008, Tha Carter III was released to critical acclaim and massive commercial success. At the time, I was 12 years old and just now really … Continue reading Album Review: Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V