v for v!n$ynT: S3ASON 2WO | Review

“v for v!n$ynT: S3ASON 2WO” is a hip-hop project by artist “v!n$ynT”. v!n$ynT goes out of his way in this 11 track episodic ride that deals with issues pertaining to his personal life as well as the black community as a whole. His verses are intelligent, wise, and coherent. The project as a whole wastes no time…

The Gambit | Review

“The Gambit” is a hip-hop album by artist ‘Erinem’. Throughout the eight tracks, Erinem introduces us to her world of rap through a routine of calculated deliveries, precise rhythms, and gritty subjects. Her persona of a lethal battle rapper takes center stage as she delivers jabs with her gloves off. I felt her raw tone, down-to-earth mindset,…

Garden of Deities | Review

“Garden of Deities” is a hip-hop project by artist “Blac Samurai”. Throughout the eight tracks, Blac Samurai engages his audience with fresh flows, nostalgic aesthetic, and gripping ideas. I enjoyed the short and sweet time I had with Garden of Deities. The album starts off strong with Name Me King. We are introduced to Samurai’s hungry and earthy voice overlaid on top…

Mixed Messages | Review

“Mixed Messages” is a hip-hop album by rapper ‘Chastity’. Over the thirteen tracks, I found myself working hard to decipher the brilliance behind Mixed Messages and the themes each song was trying to convey. Although I feel like I have only scratched the surface so far, I find the album to be highly satisfying and replay-able. The…

On Another Note

‘One Another Note’ is a hip-hop album by artist ‘Ayeflat’. Throughout the 19 tracks, Ayeflat delivers a variety of flows, performances, and beats making sure the experience remains fresh and unpredictable. Although I was skeptical of the album due to its huge tracklist, I came to enjoy most of the songs and really appreciated the…

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…