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Big Sean – Blessed ft Drake & Kanye West

The fact that Big Sean announced a new 2015 album, Dark Sky Paradise, wasn’t a surprise because he was due. However, the release date of Feb. 24th raised a few eyebrows considering that was less than a month away. The Detroit product kept the surprises coming with the release of the Drake-featured “Blessed” that came […]

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Mixtapes: Narkhat & The Nark Runner

For all of the complaining I did about the lack of quality hip-hop last year, 4th quarter 2014 had a plethora of new gems to blast on repeat. The albums were especially great with the likes of Big KRIT, Run The Jewels, Ghostface Killah, J Cole and PRhyme all dropping new full length features. DJ […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums – Honorable Mention

I wouldn’t say 2014 was a down year for albums, but aside from the top 10, many 2014 releases probably wouldn’t have bested last year’s top albums. Read below for my Honorable Mention releases aka albums/EPs that were somewhere near the top 50, but I just couldn’t rank. Duck Sauce – Quack (Amazon) There wasn’t […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #20-11

20. Jack + Eliza – Hold the Line The way Jack + Eliza’s sunny vocals intertwined to perfection on their debut single “Hold The Line”. Their method of exchanging solo lines before harmonizing together wasn’t new, but excels thanks to their charming tones. I always envisioned this song best played at a beach-side sunset. 19. […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

We’re now approaching the second half of my favorite 60 tracks of 2014. #30-21 are below and see the rest of the list at these links: #40-31 #50-41 #60-51 30. Kendrick Lamar – i Considering the dark, gritty street narratives of good kidd, Madd city, I don’t think anyone would have predicted Kendrick would chose […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #50-41

We’re just getting started with the top 60 tracks of 2014 and here comes #50-14. 50. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft Bruno Mars Here’s the history of my love for “Uptown Funk”. Saw Mark Ronson was dropping a song with Bruno Mars and an appearance on SNL was booked before the world even heard […]

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Big K.R.I.T. – King of The South and Cadillactica album

Hopefully, you’re already aware that the return of Big KRIT is imminent. If not, you have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the talented Mississippi-bred rapper/producer’s latest album, Cadillactica. The ambitious new effort is only K.R.I.T.’s second official studio album, but the “king remembered in time” feels like a veteran with countless mixtape and two EP’s […]