March 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
March 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
Diddy Dirty Money – Your Love ft. Rick Ross, Trey Songz
Can A Drummer Get Some (Remix). I’m really feelin this video.
Nardwuar vs. J. Cole
March 29, 2011 in Reviews
Artist: Wiz Khalifa
Album: Rolling Papers
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Star Rating: 4
Wiz khalifa had a great year last year that peaked because of his highly successful single, “Black & Yellow.” This year he finally releases his anticipated major studio debut album titled “Rolling Papers.” Wiz has created a reputation as a cool, party guy, artist that is always having fun. Because of that, many young college and high school kids are addicted to the music that he puts out.
This album has a laid back feeling throughout every track that Wiz creates. The record starts off with a track titled “When I’m Gone” which begins with a long, soft piano intro. Synthesizers and drums fade and kick in giving light to the beat as Kalifa begins his lyrical journey. His first few lines in this song gives the listeners a feel for what his album will sound like. Champagne and girls.
Wiz Khalifa has a unique style that he uses to gain his growing fan base. He incorporates the “new boy” style with his Pittsburgh swag that produces laid back and smooth beats with calm, deep feeling lyrics. This album is comparably short on the list of famous features. Instead, the whole album consists of Wiz Khalifa style party themes.
Wiz does a good job staying consistent throughout the album in keeping every song the same style. This debut album is as expected and not much extraordinary from other new hip-hop/rap albums being released nowadays. But being similar to other albums, Wiz definitely did an amazing job in creating an album that is still going to be loved by many. I’m predicting a lot of songs from this album are going to turn into radio singles that are going to be on repeat all through summer.
March 15, 2011 in Reviews
Artist: Travis Barker
Album: Give The Drummer Some
Release Date: March 15, 2011
Star Rating: 4
The first track on the album does an amazing job of giving an intro to what to expect from there on out. This is an exceptional debut solo album by Travis Barker. Every song incorporates the theme associated with the name Travis Barker. The album has a punk rock mixed with a hip-hop and rap feel with the obvious amazing drums present in every song.
Travis does an extremely great job collaborating with many different styled artists and producers. Every track on the album has a new and unique feel that is sure to gain the approval of a wide variety of audiences. Even though Travis Barker doesn’t touch the mic, his drums give the beats life so all the other featured artists can perfect each track with their lyrics and flow.
This album gives the listeners something that they can’t always come by. Some people might not know what goes on behind the scenes of producing a studio album. These fans, along with everyone else, listen to the music because it is what they love. But hip-hop and rap albums produced nowadays are created using computerized beats and instruments. Comparing those sounds to the sounds found in Travis Barker’s live recorded drum beats, the quality is understandably different. Even though the computer produced beats don’t sound bad, they don’t sound nearly as good as a live band does. Listening to this album is like going to a concert with an extremely talented live band backing a long list of equally talented rappers and singers. Music is ment to be enjoyed and this album will be enjoyed by many.
March 4, 2011 in Reviews
Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Release Date: March 4, 2011
Star Rating: 4.5
The highly anticipated 3rd album by Lupe Fiasco was released to the world on March 8th, 2011. After much delay from Atlantic Records, Lupe’s fans were finally able to enjoy great music once again. Even though certain singles like “The Show Goes On” and “Words I Never Said” was released earlier, every track on the album was worth the long wait.
The main thing that sets Lupe apart from other artists is the same thing that makes him the unbelievable artist he is. It’s the fact that he raps with intelligence. Using his knowledge, Lupe takes it a step further by not being afraid to say whatever he pleases. As evident in “Words I Never Said” featuring the talented Skylar Grey, Lupe covers a broad set of topics that are considered extremely controversial. He talks about his the economy, war, politicians like Obama, and even his Muslim religion.
His flow and style is also unmatched because he strives to be different from everyone else out there. Listening to his album, the audience can get the feeling that Lupe enjoys what he’s doing and that in turn makes the listeners get attached to every song he creates. But even the fact that he’s different from all other artists doesn’t stop him from creating amazing collaborations like “Out Of My Life” with Trey Songz and “Never Forget You” with John Legend.
Overall the album “LASERS” is everything it should be and everything that someone can except from a Lupe album. Its melodious beats filled with pianos and strings as well as upbeat tracks to get anyone hype. Each song, whether it’s slow or fast, has a deep meaning that many people can relate to and enjoy.