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Posted by Lucas Garrison on 11/25/13 |
Filed under Opinion, Kanye West, Album Reviews
This past weekend was the anniversary of not one but two Kanye albums, 808s & Heartbreak and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Both albums were extremely successful, well-produced, and engaging, but only one gets the credit. See more...
Posted by Lucas Garrison on 09/25/13 |
Filed under Humor, Opinion, Drake, Album Reviews
When it comes to reviews of pretty much anything, but especially music, I try to steer clear—unless they are Nathan’s mother ship reviews of course —but when ever a big album comes out, I always make a point to check out Ghostface’s review. See more...
Posted by Joven Haye (@JovieChase) on 09/24/13 |
Filed under Opinion, Drake, Album Reviews
Does surpassing the sophomore jinx put Drizzy in a position to make T. Dot the new hub for hip hop, on par with the Atlantas and L.A.s of the world?See more...
Posted by Lucas Garrison on 08/13/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Album Reviews, Trinidad James
With the release of Trinidad’s new mixtape 10 PC Mild, I decided to set up a hip-hop science experiment, putting all preconceived hypotheses aside and really giving him a closer look and fair shot at winning my ear. See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 07/10/13 |
Filed under Opinion, Jay-Z, Album Reviews
I know my internet standards I should have dropped my "Magna Carta Holy Grail" review four minutes after Funk Flex' radio rips, but instead I decided to take my time and drop it the same day the album officially dropped.See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 06/27/13 |
Filed under Opinion, Album Reviews, Overlooked, Deniro Farrar
Farrar is an emcee from Charlotte, North Carolina whose style and aesthetic is most comparable to Freddie Gibbs. His raspy, gruff voice and deliberate flow is reminiscent of Gangsta Gibbs, as is his brand of reality street rap.See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 05/20/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Opinion, Mixtapes, Album Reviews, Overlooked, JSWISS
Sometimes music is worth a thousand words. Quality music speaks for itself, and that’s exactly what JSwiss brings to the table with his latest release, "Awthenticity",See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 05/13/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Album Reviews, Overlooked, Locksmith
For the latest edition of "Overlooked", we dig into Locksmith's new "Green Box" album. As he says, “This is not a fu**in album. This is my opening opus… and ode to the hopeless…”See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 05/06/13 |
Filed under Opinion, Album Reviews, Overlooked, Gorilla Warfare Tactics
It also feels like the antithesis of hip-hop, a culture that prides itself on “grinding” and “being everywhere.” And yet, New York trio Gorilla Warfare Tactics have defied these clichés and done exactly that.
Posted by Ryan Buell on 05/06/13 |
Filed under Top Stories, Opinion, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Album Reviews
"Watch The Throne" was well received, and was nominated for seven Grammys. Perhaps most importantly, the album dominated pop culture and infused itself into the lexicon of millions of AmericansSee more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 05/02/13 |
Filed under Top Stories, Opinion, Album Reviews, Chance the Rapper
Chance The Rapper's "Acid Rap" mixtape/album is the most heavily buzzed-over project in recent memory, so when RefinedHype regular Dharmic X offered to write up a full album review, I was in. See more...
Posted by Dharmic X on 04/29/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Opinion, Mixtapes, Album Reviews, Overlooked, Add-2
"More Missed Calls" is one of those projects that will not impress with flashiness and star power. The project instead is rooted in sincerity and humility, which is rare in emcees.See more...
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