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…

Nowhere to go but up | Review

“Nowhere to go but up” is the 5th studio album from hip-hop artists J-Carter. Throughout the respectable album length of 24 tracks, I was impressed by J-Carter’s talents as a storyteller and lyricist who raps about his life, perspectives, and the wider world. J-Carter’s has nailed the formula of making songs that touch on different…

Liquid Relaxation | Review

“Liquid Relaxation” is an album by artist BeatsMadeByFresh. The six track album contains tracks that are masterfully crafted to produce a relaxing, meditative and transcendent experience. BeatsMadeByFresh has a penchant for sticking to a core signature sound while also exploring different instruments, percussions and influences. Tracks such as The Interworld and Soul Waves have a…

Tre Digga | Artist Review

Tre Digga is an artist who's got the right hunger, skills, and talent to make it in the rap game. I was thoroughly mesmerized by his tracks that incorporated different facets and aspects of modern hip-hop. The first song that I came across on his Youtube channel was Downtown Girl. I think it serves as a perfect…

Built on Stolen Land | Review

“Built on Stolen Land” is an eight track album by artist Silas Luster. Over the course of its modest runtime of 16 minutes, Silas brings together different ideas about opposing authority, the establishment, and the idea of America. I found this album to be bold with grandiose themes and Silas’s ability to say a lot…

Music Reborn | Review

“Music Reborn” is the debut album from a Chicago collective known as “Bankflow family”. The team, which consists of T Law, Karizmatik, and Unique Soul delivers a 17 song album that showcases their strengths and what music really means to them. Over the course of its runtime, I was excited to see the topics that…

Off Da Wall | Review

“Off Da Wall” is a hip-hop project by artist Young Tee. Throughout the sixteen tracks, Young Tee gives an exceptional performance in Off Da Wall where he raps about his life, the come-up, and his insatiable hunger to climb to the top. I was mesmerized by the nostalgic early 2000s inspired production, Young Tee’s ability to adapt his style…

The Surface | Review

"The Surface" is a hip-hop album by artist FEELSOUL. Throughout its 7 tracks, I came to appreciate and enjoy the laidback vibe, clever wordplay and intricate themes dispersed throughout the album. FEELSOUL does a good job of fleshing out his ideas and concepts without wasting time or using filler tracks. He gives a ton of value through his…

Slatt Star | Review

“Slatt Star” is a hip-hop project by artist Yung Kobra. Throughout its modest runtime of 26 minutes, I was mesmerized by the stellar trap production, impeccable vocal inflections, and fleshed-out themes of this project. Yung Kobra is talented when it comes to crafting vibey melodies and trance-inducing songs. First and foremost, the production of this album needs to…

Ready to Try | Review

Ready to Try is a hip-hop project by artist Jake Bevan. Throughout the modest 22 minute runtime of the album, I was introduced to the creative world of Jake Bevan. What does that world look like? Stellar production, precise delivery, multi-dimensional persona, and melodious song design. Jake Bevan seems to have captured lightning in a…