The weekend is here! Yo, the weekend is here! You must not have hear me: the weekend is HERE! I’m ecstatic about spending the next couple of days sweating away the stresses of daily grind. (Somebody tell me where I can get a refund for this adulting thing, for real!) If you’re with me, let’s...Continue reading
High-profile relationships are always susceptible to fissure and break down under the constant glare of public whose opinion is steady-fed and informed by social and traditional media. Pressure can bust pipes, but it can also make diamonds. For Big Sean, it was much of both as he explains on his latest offering, “Single Again”, and...Continue reading
The West Coast has pretty much been hot all year long. Whether it’s the current chart toppers like YG (whose “Slay” leads this playlist), the underground heroes like Mozzy, the newcomers like Blueface or the vets like Ice Cube. There’s no dearth of excellence on the Westside. If you ask me, I look forward to...Continue reading
There’s a couple more weeks till we put a pin in 2018. But best believe that the great music and good vibes will keep rolling in. One thing that’s sure for me is… If I was tasked with making an end-of-year list, then be ready for a long ass one. I’ve enjoyed so much of...Continue reading
If you’ve slept on J.I.D debut album, please don’t repeat the same mistake with the sophomore effort. Never mind that the video for the single “Off Deez” is racking up views at an incredible pace. Never mind that his labelmate is accusing you of lack of self respect.
If you fancy letting go every now and then, you’d appreciate that Ciara is as good as anybody to kick a party into high gear. Just so happens that she’s release a video for “Dose”, another single (off of a yet-to-be-announced album) that follows the “Level Up” megahit. Let’s go!
I couldn’t find any better to lead a playlist chock-full of the current and popular rap music flag bearers than an artist that has influenced them in their approach and styles. And with “Uproar”, Lil’ Wayne was quick to show us that he’s not one to write off just yet — that’s if you had...Continue reading
There’s a growing number of hip-hop afficionados that believe South African rapper Nasty C would soon vy for the title of rap supremo on the global stage. As excellent as “King” (a single off his latest album Strings and Bling) may be, that’s just a glimpse of what a coasting Nasty C can do. The...Continue reading
I start off with “Stay”, one of my favorite songs off my favorite Mac Miller album, The Divine Feminine. (I had a couple more joints off the album on earlier playlists.) There was a way to kill two birds with one stone so I took a shot. What do I mean? I have a bit...Continue reading
When Naza, one of the main stars in the current wave of French African-influenced pop, R&B and rap delights, dropped his second album in a as many years, I feared he might be saturating the market. But the hits just keep on coming! The Alonzo-assisted “Ça va” (it’s OK) follows a string of successful singles...Continue reading