Breathing Room | Review

“Breathing Room” is a hip-hop album by artist Fenni Casino. Throughout the 21 tracks, I was thoroughly impressed with the variety and quality of rapping and singing that the album had to offer. Fenni comes across as a rapper who can adapt to the beat he is rapping on and use his features creatively to…

Grand Rising Review

Grand Rising is a hip-hop project by artist Amari Mar. Throughout its seventeen tracks, Amari showcases his connectedness to the black experience, community, and most importantly himself. Thematically, the album touches on issues that are important, pressing, and close to Amari’s heart. I was mesmerized by the production of the tracks and Amari’s skill with…

Radio Mushu

"Radio Mushu" is an album by hiphop artist "Mushu". The album was written, produced, and performed by Mushu. His ability to be a jack of all trades shines throughout the eight-track album, where he guides his listeners through a narrative. His story is laid over tightly produced tracks with modern beats and instrumentals.  Starting with…

Cue Tip | Review

Cue Tip is a hip-hop producer with a body of work that shows commitment and work ethic. Upon opening his Youtube channel, I was pleasantly surprised to see that he has collaborated with numerous artists, whether they are trap-oriented, old-school, or just trying to find their voice in the industry. Gone was the first video I…

No Time to Waste | Review

Hip-hop artist Mr. Jones is back with 'No Time to Waste.' I had the pleasure of reviewing his previous album Long Time Coming which was my introduction to his sound and style. No Time to Waste is a refinement of Mr. Jones's rap persona, an overhaul in his production value, and an overall high-quality hip-hop album. Throughout its 40 minute runtime, I was…

Pittsburgh Underdog | Review

Pittsburgh Underdog is a new hip-hop track from artist ‘Jordan York’. Throughout its 3 minute runtime, I was impressed by York’s central theme of putting in hard work despite being overlooked by peers. His lyrical content, along with an immaculate Charlee Beatz production, felt easy on the ears, deeply enjoyable, and highly repayable. The track’s instrumentals have all the…

The 2ND Wave | Review

“The 2ND Wave” is a hip-hop project by artist “True Lyrics the BeardGod”. Over the 11 track album, True Lyrics lives up to his name as he raps about issues about the treatment of the black community in the modern-day United States. It is a dark and gritty album that encapsulates the black experience and gives rays…

Midnight & Lion | Review

Midnight & Lion is a thirteen-track album by hip-hop artist Charles Laney. Laney showcases his unique and unparalleled production quality throughout the thirteen tracks using electronic, experimental, and multi-layered instrumentals. His introspective and clever wordplay is dispersed in his verses throughout the album. Every song feels fresh, unique, and unpredictable. This unpredictability adds to the…

Still Ain’t No Fun | Review

“Still Ain’t No Fun” is a hip-hop album by artist Tragman. Over the course of thirteen tracks, Tragman and his crew light up the show with their wordplay, nostalgic rap styles, and stellar production. The themes and subject matter of Still Ain’t No Fun stay coherent, but the production of the songs changes to incorporate different sounds and instruments. I…

Lucha Libre | Review

“Lucha Libre” is a hip-hop album by artist $urferr Gold. Throughout the 13 tracks, I was mesmerized by $urferr Gold’s ability to craft an atmosphere in his songs and transport listeners to new places through symbolism and emotive delivery. Lucha Libre felt like a fully realized project with influences from trap and R&B. The first half of the album is…