My raw first impressions of Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered untitled 01 – The intro is very TPAB like. Not sure about the mixing on this one, KL’s vocals seem really distant, but that’s probably the point of the record. Beat sort of bumps though. Some nice haunting and low sub-bass. ‘No more discriminating the poor’. I really like this beat, but it’s not very Kendrick. … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered – First Impressions
This month’s recap of notable music releases features a Mr. West, a Creature Communal and a white hip-hop duo. Kanye West – TLOP After finally deciding on the title and tracklist, Yeezy released his 7th studio album to decent praise from critics. I won’t say much more, as a belated review is on the way. The record has many features from industry figures such as … Continue reading February 2016 in Music
Last year, Kendrick Lamar performed his track Alright at the BET awards, whilst standing on a cop car. It was defiant, unifying and unapologetic. Soon after, US ‘news’ station Fox News attacked Kendrick with bigoted and dumbfounded criticisms such as “Hip hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years”. Now that Beyoncé has used Superbowl 50 as a platform … Continue reading Beyoncé’s Superbowl Performance, more terrible Fox News coverage, and police brutality.
This month’s recap of notable music releases features a Thin White Duke, a promising R&B prospect and some rather bland pop releases. DAVID BOWIE – ★ (BLACKSTAR) David Bowie‘s Blackstar along with unfortunate passing dominated the music scene in January, with an overwhelming amount and musicians and friends of the rock n’ roll legend paying their respects publicly. His experimental, progressive and intriguing final work … Continue reading JANUARY 2016 IN MUSIC
With January almost over, we are fully into 2016 now, which means some of the biggest and some of my most anticipated albums will be dropping soon. Here’s a select few full-length LP’s that I’m looking forward to most (in no particular order). KANYE WEST – WAVES Name change aside, Waves will see Kanye working in unison with legendary beatmaker Madlib, pop queen Sia and … Continue reading Most Anticipated Records – 2016