Hip-Hop

Artist: 
Sicko Mobb
Label: 
Self-Released

SKKeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeee!

Sounds Like: 
808s and Heartbreaks
Sounds Like: 
Future
Sounds Like: 
Rae Sremmurd
Sounds Like: 
All of the above, but happy
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
02/10/2016
Artist: 
Marco Pavé
Label: 
Radio Rahim Music

This album isn't too bad. It wasn't my style, and almost put my friend in the car to sleep. The songs on the album flow into one another, so sometimes I had trouble distinguishing which song was which. One song that got catchy real quick was "Black Tux". Pavé does do a very good job about telling a story about his life through his music. The song "Road Less Traveled" talks about his own struggle. He does get political through his music. He uses it to talk about the needs within the community.

Sounds Like: 
Talib Kweli
Sounds Like: 
Aceyalone
Sounds Like: 
Mos Def
Name: 
T Statman
Date Reviewed: 
02/10/2016
Artist: 
Kevin Gates
Label: 
Atlantic records

The album was very interesting, I never listened to Kevin Gates before, he's a new face to the rap game for me. Overall, I found it to be very diverse. Kevin does a great job really capturing the perfect beat for his songs. He has a different style in his beats, they kind of sound like they have an EDM hint in them. It's sounds like the sterotypical rap album to be honest. Vocals are always are to understand but regardless it makes you want to trap out

Sounds Like: 
Gucci Mane
Sounds Like: 
Wiz Kahlifa
Name: 
Jonathan Merza
Date Reviewed: 
02/09/2016
Artist: 
A$AP Ferg ft. Future
Label: 
RCA Records

New Level the Ferg and Future collab has been out for awhile, and a great momentum starter for both artists going into 2016. It's a great track with a sick beat. The take away message is probably as follows;

1. Ferg and Future are on a new level

2. They bought a new shovel

3. They're gonna put some haters in the dirt (probably with the aforementioned shovel)

Sounds Like: 
Future
Sounds Like: 
A$AP Ferg
Name: 
Ali Shareef
Date Reviewed: 
02/09/2016
Artist: 
A44
Label: 
Self-Released

"All In The Wrist" isn't that much different from any of the other auto-tuned, trap hip hop songs that release at ridiculous rate these days, but there's something about this song that keeps me coming back. A44 is a hip hop trio based in Virginia, and for what they lack in originality they make up for in charisma and personality. Over a thumping bass and rattling hi-hats, the group delivers lyrics referencing Kobe, Michael Jordan, and Allen Iverson, their jewelry, and other superlatives that paint a picture of their rising success and wealth.

Sounds Like: 
Travi$ Scott
Sounds Like: 
Lil Uzi Vert
Name: 
André Pettman
Date Reviewed: 
02/06/2016
Artist: 
Rihanna
Label: 
Def Jam Records

ANTi is Rihanna’s 12th studio album and its super good. The whole album is beautiful, and while there are some songs that are better than others – the album as a whole is amazing and I can’t stop listening to it. Track 3: Desperado is such a good track that it needs to be played. Of course Work ft. Drake is good, but there are much better songs on this album that need attention. Tracks 4, 6, and 10 are so good. Track 4 is super heavy and the vocals are on point.

Sounds Like: 
Beyonce
Sounds Like: 
old school female R&B singers
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
02/05/2016
Artist: 
Drake
Label: 
YMCMB

This song is Drake's revenge single dissing the president,  Kanye West & Meek Mil.  Drake is telling us that he's the best and referencing himself as Jay-Z. Drake is describing his success through his lifestyle and rhymes. He wants to get back at Obama for telling the world that he thinks Kendrick is better than him.

Sounds Like: 
Mac Miller
Sounds Like: 
Big Sean
Name: 
Mike Gonzalez
Date Reviewed: 
02/05/2016
Artist: 
2 Chainz
Label: 
Disturbing Tha Peace

This album is really urban & street like, based on the artist's point of view and lifestyle. Chainz is grinding hard talking about the streets and how he rocks it. He has one artist featuring on this mixtape, a collaboration with Lil Wayne. This album is an interesting story-telling mixtape. I recommend to DJs that like hardcore hip-hop music.

Sounds Like: 
Rich Gang
Sounds Like: 
Name: 
Mike Gonzalez.
Date Reviewed: 
02/05/2016
Artist: 
OG Marco ft. TWRK
Label: 
Columbia Records

" Shake, shake baby. Do what it do."

These statements speak to me on a personal level. Thank you, OG Marco. I will now show you that I'm a freak to your twerk provoking song. This track is what your typical club is playing, but that doesn't mean it's bad. I genuienly enjoyed this song from the very beginning of the beat (AND BY THE WAY THE BEAT IS SUPER SICK). The part at 1:10 is my favorite. It sounds one of the popular hiphop club songs that were around in the late 90s-early 2000s. Overall, I can groove to it.

Sounds Like: 
early 2000s hiphop
Sounds Like: 
a more clubby version of Fetty Wap??
Name: 
Breeana Gonzalez
Date Reviewed: 
02/03/2016
Artist: 
Dreezy ft. Dej Loaf
Label: 
Columbia

OKAY,  something i found very confusing about this track is the title? I couldn't figure if the name of the track was Dreezy or Serena. Perhaps it's just my general cluelessness about the this type of rap, but that was super troubling to me. Now onto the actual song....

Sounds Like: 
Dej Loaf
Sounds Like: 
Literally every other semi important female rapper
Name: 
Breeana Gonzalez
Date Reviewed: 
02/03/2016