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Navy Blue matures in his sophomore offering

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ On Song of Sage: Post Panic! Navy Blue places himself within an emerging movement of alternative Hip Hop that draws from deep within the culture’s history while finding space to experiment. The most obvious comparison stylistically would be with Earl Sweatshirt, who Navy Blue collaborated with on Earl’s 2018 classic Some Rap Songs. […]

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Just remember ALL CAPS: celebrating MF Doom

Beneath the nacreous mask was an MC of many identities. MF DOOM, Viktor Vaughan, “your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper,” or just simply “Doom,” Daniel Dumile (Doo-mi-lay) went by many monikers. Fitting, as he was in fact as much a protean and elusive figure as his many masked identities suggest. The announcement of his passing last […]

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$ilkMoney exceeds expectations on newest album: an in depth review

Five Stars. $ilkmoney is an exceptionally talented rapper, whose lyrics both attack authorities and the powerful, and examine the artist’s own psyche. Given the quality of his former two albums, with production and features from generational treasure Tyler, the Creator on the most recent (I Hate My Life and Really Wish People Would Stop Telling […]

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JID – DiCaprio 2 Album review

Technical prowess and lyrical complexity are skills hard to come by in an age of showy mumble rap and buzzy trap beats. It is in these areas where the auspicious East Atlanta rapper JID exhibits his appeal. On DiCaprio 2 he combines the much flouted ‘vibe’ or buzzy sound of much of modern rap with […]

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Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown, most known for his hyperactive flow, vicious bars and, well, crackhead aesthetic, has with Atrocity Exhibition released a sonically versatile record that perfectly complements his inimitable style. His first album XXX was a breakout classic; Old was the critically acclaimed but safer follow-up; Atrocity Exhibition is a concerted effort for Danny to disassociate […]

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Young Thug – I’m Up

Over the past decade the capital of the US state of Georgia, has taken on the titles of “Black Hollywood” and “Black Mecca”. The city’s success, particularly in the entertainment industry, can be partly attributed to the fast growth of the Trap rap scene. In the early 2000’s the scene was dominated by Gucci Mane before […]

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Interview with the award-winning Wretch 32

The Student speaks to the rapper about his career so far. Wretch 32 has made quite a name for himself in recent years. Back in 2011, his album Black and White gave him a string of top five singles in the UK chart, as well as over a million record sales. Having made his way […]