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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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MIXTAPE: Narkfall

Back again with an over-sized collection of all that I’ve been enjoying in hip-hop this Fall. Big Sean seems to be on everyone’s tracks these days, but “Guap” serves as a catchy start to his sophomore album. Earl Sweatshirt shows why he is the most interesting emcee on Odd Future’s roster with “Chum”, while Fablolous […]

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Its kinda nice when Logan makes the artwork, then I don’t have to think about what the title will be. This round has a more reflective feel than past editions, for the most part (see “In The Ghetto” and “Fear”). I feel like when the cold weather comes, rappers get more lyrical for some reason. […]

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New Mixtape: Nark Legacy

Plenty of heavy-hitters (Snoop Dogg, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, KiD CuDi) newcomers (Donnis, Despot, Mr. Marcellus) and ghosts from Nark‘s past (Freeway, Kurupt, Raekwon, KRS One) make appearances on Nark Legacy. A few observations: A) I’m not sure why Snoop Dogg can’t consistently come up with bars like he does on “Gangsta’s Life”, but its good […]

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New Mixtape: Nark City

Winter is usually pretty slow when it comes to quality rap/hip-hop, but 2009 has been proving me wrong as of late.  Nark City features appearances by Shady/Aftermath employees, current (Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Focus) and past (Stat Quo, Obie Trice, Royce Da 5’9″).  Also included is an A-List ATL connection (T.I. & Usher), the […]