How do you follow up a great album?Tyler, the Creator’s Flower Boy (2017) has been regarded as the music he has spent his career perfecting. It contains the songs that Tyler has strived to appeal to a mass audience. It also features himself opening up in a big way, allowing his fans to understand his wordplay … Continue reading Track by Track: Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR
For my final post of 2018, fellow blogger Klevis Mazreku (Klevy’s Korner) and I have each decided to break down the best albums of this year. Before I dive into what I feel are the five BEST albums, here are some honourable mentions: Freddie Gibbs & Curren$y – FETTI: An amazing album that highlights … Continue reading Top Five Rap Albums of 2018
Meek Mill has had a roller coaster of a career that saw him release countless chart-topping hits. Meek Mill also has had a roller coaster of a police record that saw him go in and out of jail. His entire career can be summarized in the intro to Dreams & Nightmares, which is basically the … Continue reading Meek Mill’s Resurgence
Being raised in the streets of Harlem, Rocky lived and breathed Hip Hop growing up and watched it transition through different eras. That being said, ASAP Rocky never approached rap in the traditional New York way. His music is heavily inspired by Houston, Memphis, and Atlanta rappers past and present. When Rocky released his mixtape … Continue reading Has A$AP Rocky reached his potential?
"If your success is not quick and fast, do not give that s*** up. Trust me.” This is a quote from Tyler’s set during his Camp Flog Gnaw festival that he hosted this past weekend. Large festivals like these aren't normally held this late into the calendar year but Tyler has always approached his career … Continue reading Tyler, The Creator’s Moment
With his tribute concert last week featuring dozens of artists, and reports being released of his cause of death, it’s impossible for the average fan to move on. Because of this, I have to talk about Mac. I first heard of Mac Miller in Grade 11 when a friend of mine showed me ‘Senior Skip Day’. … Continue reading Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life
Proud rapper, and not-so-proud father, Drake has had an interesting 2018. Although we are only ten months into the year, it has felt like an eternity for Champagnepapi. Regardless of the headlines, he has remained on top. Drake is the hottest and most successful rapper of this decade for his ability to release hit singles … Continue reading Drake’s Wins & Losses
Dear Quavo, Remember when we used to call you the Beyoncé of the Migos? There was a time when I believed you didn’t need your group members, Offset and Takeoff, and could succeed entirely on your own. This was a time when we all thought that your ability to sing and rap would translate into … Continue reading Quavo Needs a Vacation
Post Malone has achieved record breaking success this year with his sophomore album 'Beerbongs and Bentleys'. He continues right where he left off from his 2016 album, 'Stoney', that saw him harmonizing and rapping over soulful, hard-hitting beats. During this time, Malone has made chart topping singles like "Rockstar", "Better Now", and "Psycho". Much like … Continue reading Who is Post Malone?
Hip hop artists have told a story in different ways since the genre was born. The “boom-bap” era of the 1990’s relied on a three-verse structure where the rapper would deliver their message directly. The “bling-bling” era of the 2000’s created a shift where rappers were focused on making catchy singles rather than telling a … Continue reading The Glow Up: How Travis Scott’s unconventional approach to music helped craft his best album to date