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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Cage “Kill the Architect” Review

In the midst of mainstream releases from the likes of Drake and DJ Khaled comes a new project from the underground rapper and notorious troublemaker, Cage. No newcomer to the hip-hop scene, his most...

Future reconquers Atlanta’s throne?

He actually does no such thing. But, he did drop two albums within two weeks and that’s pretty crazy. There is something to be said about the rate at which trap artists push out...

A$AP Ferg strives, but doesn’t prosper

A$AP Ferg, East Coast rapper based out of Harlem and one of the founders of A$AP Mob, recently released “Always Strive And Prosper,” the long-awaited follow up to his debut album. Unfortunately, this album...

The Airborne Toxic Event “Such Hot Blood” Album Review

Widely known for their melancholy track “Sometime Around Midnight” on their first album, the Airborne Toxic Event has made a romantic comeback this spring with “Such Hot Blood.” It has been two years since...

Kaki King “Glow” Review

For those skimming the pages wondering who Kaki King is—remember the movie “August Rush?” Kaki King is the living, breathing inspiration of the peculiar guitar-playing technique that captivated the musician in everyone. Kaki King, also...

The “Black Panther” soundtrack is not revolutionary, but a worthwhile listen

“Black Panther’”s official soundtrack was released through Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope records and executively produced by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. My initial reaction when the tracklist released...

Aerosmith “Music from Another Dimension!” Review

A long 11 years passed since Aerosmith last released original music, 2001’s “Just Push Play.” After a near break-up of the Boston’s Bad Boys in 2009, the band reached its end of Sony/Columbia Records...

“Meaning of Life” shows a new, soulful Kelly Clarkson

There’s no denying that Kelly Clarkson’s name alone evokes a sense of nostalgia. She became the first winner of hit TV show “American Idol” before creating the iconic break-up song, “Since You’ve Been Gone.”...

TV on the Radio grows musically with “Seeds”

In the spring of 2011, TV on the Radio’s future as a band was uncertain. The group had recently reunited after a yearlong hiatus, and they lost their bassist, Gerard Smith, to lung cancer...

Lorde returns with a fluorescent melodrama

Empty vodka bottles, clothes on the floor and rearranged furniture leave traces of a party that poses the thought: What happened last night? Fumbling over the furniture and bottles as you trace through the...