Moonbase: SVG | Review

"Moonbase : SVG" is a concept album produced by Boston-based producer SV and a St.Louis based rapper Gage. This fourteen track album is a linear narrative where the duo ascends from a dystopia into a utopia to find out that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Moonbase: SVG felt like a project that I…

Monthly Musings

Updates Updates Updates I am thinking of writing Monthly Musings to replace Fortnightly Focus as I will be focusing more on my career as an aspiring Front-End Eng. / Data Scientist this Australian summer. I'll be active on my blog, maybe release some YouTube videos, but my focus will be on those things. So Monthly Musings will have whatever is on…

Understanding Bara Aadmi

Our history is littered with half-confirmed truths, myths, and folktales. Scotland has the mystery of the Lochness monster, the United States has the Big-Foot, Nepal is rumored to have Yetis, and Pakistan has their own unique mythical creature, the Bara Aadmi (the Great Man). These creatures are elusive. It is hard to confirm their presence by the…

Truly Committed | Review

I found myself bumping my head deep into “Truly Committed” by hip-hop artists Yung Goony and J Mouse. The track that almost runs 4 minutes has a lot to offer sonically and lyrically. I replayed it multiple times to fully absorb the essence and understand the multiple influences that inspired this song. First and foremost, the production of…

Welcome to Forever | Review

Hailing from Texas, hip-hop artist Gak has a lot to say in his album, ‘Welcome to Forever’. Over the course of the 7 track EP, I found myself enjoying the various sounds, flows and instrumentals Gak utilizes in order to move his ideas forward and present them to his listeners. From the first to the…

Can’t Trust | Review

“Can’t Trust” is the latest single from Portland-based rapper Karma Rivera. Having made waves with her prolific flow, bold lyrics, and vibey hooks, she is back with another bold offering. Rivera has a special talent when it comes to crafting catchy anthems that are laid over concrete production. Can’t Trust is an almost three-minute song that…

Fresh-Man Year | Review

Philadelphia rapper Devon B has a lot to say in his debut album 'Fresh-Man Year'. The short and sweet ten-track album is the perfect way to introduce Devon B as an aspiring young artist who is just trying to make his way through life's struggles. He accomplishes to paint a wonderful picture of his background…

Passive Identity Vol.1 | Review

Passive Identity Vol. 1 is an album by rapper Passive. With 12 songs, it has a comfortable run time that expands over various themes, sonic inflections, and plays around with ideas. For most of its length, it is an exploration of identity both in sound and personality. Passive can craft an atmosphere in his songs through his rapping,…

No Hate | Daimo

No Hate is a bold and energetic single released by Washington DC rapper “Daimo”. Daimo is an upcoming rapper who has been making waves with his singles this year. During the last 3 months, he has managed to drop 7 singles. From his first release in January, he has hit 1,000,000 total streams. If No Hate is any…

Millionaire | Album Review

“Millionaire” is the debut album of West Coast Hip-hop artist “DraMatiQue” (pronounced as dramatic). Under the Newborn Records label, this is a strong first album from DraMatiQue, which draws musical flavor from the 2000s and combines it with modern production to present a new and unique sound. This album shows a lot of promise for…