Nas: Life is Good – Review

  Few hip hop artists have managed to remain relevant after extended stints in the game. Even the most legendary of stalwarts (Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap, for example)have failed to match the output that sparked their respective rises to prominence as they stumbled into the modern era; either holding onto tired … Continue reading

Domo Genesis – Under the Influence

Domo Genesis, Odd Future’s resident stoner, delivers the first completely original release from the controversial hip-hop collective in months, but has the west coast rapper managed to build on his previous album Rolling Papers? Yes and no. It’s an interesting situation when an artist has improved but the quality of his latest record doesn’t accurately … Continue reading

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV

The self-proclaimed king of hip hop has finally released his post-prison album, but does it live up to the high expectations of the fans and press? Unfortunately the answer is no, as the album well and truly disappoints in more ways than one and is by far the weakest iteration in the Carter quadrilogy. On returning … Continue reading

Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel

After a long hiatus fuelled by bad blood, Eminem and Royce da 5’9 reunite to deliver Hell: the Sequel. More reminiscent of Relapse than Recovery, fans of Eminem’s older works will feel more at home with this record than those who jumped on the bandwagon after Recovery. The charismatic Detroit emcees’ chemistry is undeniable and Royce’s maturation over the last few years is clearly evident. … Continue reading

Stanton Warriors – The Warriors

After 14 years of waiting, the Stanton Warriors have finally delivered their first truly original ‘artist’ album. Despite the mainstream appeal of tracks such as Get em up, the album maintains a pure breakbeat aesthetic and presents itself as a definitive collection of the Stanton Warriors’ previous works. The tracks themselves are incredibly polished and … Continue reading

Vents – Marked for Death

Vents has one of the most recognizable voices in the industry. It’s bold and in your face, which seems appropriate for the content of the album. Marked for Death seems like an overly morbid album title but Vents spends the better part of the album articulating the concept. Always the outspoken rapper, this album in … Continue reading

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