From Me to Me | Review

‘From Me to Me’ is a ten-track album from artist ‘Ren’. It’s an intimate album that deals with a lot of issues such as Ren’s thoughts and feelings about himself, his community, and the United States in general. I have rarely reviewed an album that has been as consistent, substantiated, and complete as ‘From Me…

Long Time Coming | Review

“Long Time Coming” is twelve track album from artist ‘Mr. Jones’. Throughout its modest run time of forty-five minutes, Mr. Jones masterfully executes concepts and concocts brilliant stories for his listeners. The album is loaded with unique beats and nostalgic tones that remind me of the ’90s and the early 2000’s hip-hop scene. Kicking off…

Shadow Black | Review

‘Shadow Black’ is a 17 track debut album by artist Jeff Fresh. Over the course of an hour, Jeff Fresh incorporates multiple sounds, influences, flows, and producers to create an atmosphere that is about and beyond his life. Throughout the album, I was mesmerized by the versatile performance of Jeff Fresh and his command over…

The Implementer | Review

The Implementer is a 15 track album by artist Killahronh who is a prolific member of the Drodian crew. Throughout the hour-long runtime, Killaronh is joined by fellow artists from Drodian to form a body of work that contains a barrage of bangers, conceptual pieces, and short skits. The pacing and the consistent lyrical prowess…

American Descendant of Slavery | Review

American Descendant of Slavery (ADoS) is an amalgamation of multiple musical genres that are central to the African American experience. Throughout the 19 track album, Terry Blade tackles race, identity, and sexual orientation. Blade reflects on his heritage and what that means for him as a gay black man. I found the tracks to be…

Home | Review

“Home” is a lead single by hip-hop artist “Money Jezu$” ( pronounced as Money Jezus). The song was released in December and became the subject of both praise and hate regarding a delicate theme that dealt with the issues of the black trans community. Upon watching the video and analyzing the song, I was elated…

Tha New Wave | Review

“Tha New Wave” is a collaborative project by the hip-hop band Tha Nation. Starring HoodLife Muzik, Ray Ready, J.Stokes & Slim Lo this ten-track album has various tracks. Each member of the group has a distinct cadence, flow and story to tell. I found this project to be diverse in its beat selection and various themes. It had a…

The Book of Jon | Review

"The Book of Jon" is a seven-track album from Harrisburg rapper Chames. Throughout its modest run-time of 28 minutes, I was pleasantly mesmerized by the soulful production, introspective lyrics, and the down-to-earth persona that Chames displays in this album. They certainly don't make music like this anymore, and by the end, I was longing to hear more.…

Here But I’m Gone | Review

Inglewood Artist Musa is back with Here But I’m Gone, a seventeen track album that reaches new heights both in rhythm and reason. Having been produced, written, and performed by Musa, it is a testament to his skill and dedication to the rap game. I have reviewed his previous EP Find Your Religion and this project greatly exceeded…

Untitled | Review

“Untitled” is a twelve-track album by Monieman Trail, a new artist coming from VA. The trap-heavy production contains banger after banger. After going through this album, I felt that I needed to hear more of it. Monieman goes hard with his expression, bars, and flow and surely doesn’t shy away from being bold and braggadocios.…