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ALBUM REVIEW: JAY Z – 4:44

I’M BACK! Damn it feels good to be back. It’s really been a long time coming.Let’s jump right in shall we? First I’d like to thank Jay Z for giving me the inspiration to review music again.  I guess Jay decided to follow in his wife’s footsteps and drop the album unexpectedly because he really doesn’t need the extra marketing, right?  I think 2017 kinda needed an album like this. I feel like there’s been so much going on but when a  Jay Z album comes out we all just stop and listen. Also, as a hip-hop head , I’ve missed those classic hip-hop beats that I would normally hear in a classic Hip-hop album. Don’t get me wrong… I hoped on the trap train this year and I’ve enjoyed listening to Migos and the likes but I’ve had an appetite for some real lyricism. So yeah, thank you Jay.

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ALBUM REVIEW: A$AP ROCKY – A.L.L.A

AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP- A$AP ROCKY (A$AP WORLDWIDE &POLO GROUNDS,RCA)

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On his sophomore effort A$AP Rocky goes left of mainstream media’s expectations and foregoes radio presence for a cohesive more fully developed release. There are no “Wild For The Night’s” present here but the high profile collaborators are with a wide range of stars from Mark Ronson to M.I.A and Kanye West. This album also features a high number of features from a former industry non-entity known as Joe Fox whom Rocky met on a chance encounter in London. He appears on a staggering third of this album’s tracks (Approximately 5 out of 18). Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: ZEDD – TRUE COLORS

My relationship with this German born producer and DJ is really funky. A few years ago I was tweeting “What is a Zedd?” and now I’m such a huge fan of his work.  When he  dropped his sophomore LP, “True Colors” , I couldn’t wait to hear his growth from debut album “Clarity” which in itself gained him millions of fans and made him a house-hold name in Electronic Dance music today.

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