rap-poetry-pop

Artist: 
Vic Mensa
Label: 
Roc Nation Records

Having only become a true, avid hip-hope listener in the last two years, I had started with the basics: Big Sean, Kanye West, J. Cole, and Vince Staples, among others. For some odd reason, I never stumbled upon Vic Mensa. And dang, as a Creative Writing major, I regret not finding him earlier. Vic Mensa's music has such a unique sound and his voice is nothing like I have heard before. Still, he adheres to classical hip-hop themes, with captivating rhytms and inspring rhymes. The Autobiography is a series of songs that reflect on Vic's life, from childhood to fame.

Sounds Like: 
J.Cole
Sounds Like: 
Frank Ocean
Name: 
Arielle Devorah
Date Reviewed: 
10/31/2017
Artist: 
Kate Tempest
Label: 
Fiction

Many say that Kate Tempest cannot recreate her art or innovate any longer, her groove is dug and she most likely will not carve another. When Kate Tempest burst onto the british pop music scene in 2014 she did so as an already accomplished playwright and poet at the young age of 27. "Let them Eat Chaos" is a big fat "f*** you" to those people. I admit that I could not imagine a more original and intriguing experiment in the welding of prose and music than Tempest's debut "Everybody Down". "Let Them Eat Chaos" quite simply changes the game.

Sounds Like: 
Nothing Youve ever heard before
Name: 
Mark Jimenez
Date Reviewed: 
10/19/2016
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