Rap

Artist: 
Desiigner
Label: 
GOOD music

This song was pretty bumping! I never heard of Desiigner before so I didn't know what to expect. To my surprise, it was pretty good. I noticed that the beat sounds very similar to Pt.2 on The Life of Pablo by Kanye West. Other than that, pretty good song, throw it on your show!

Sounds Like: 
Kanye West
Sounds Like: 
Future
Name: 
Jonathan Merza
Date Reviewed: 
03/08/2016
Artist: 
Kanye West
Label: 
Getting Out Our Dream/ Def Jam

The Life of Pablo is unlike any other album Kanye West has put out. The seventh addition to the West legacy praises hip-hop and gospel music. The CD starts off with one of the greatest songs that has been put out in a rather long time. "Ultralight Beam" solidifies Wests early statements that he wanted this to be a gospel album, featuring Kelly Price and Kirk Franklin.

Sounds Like: 
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Name: 
Andres A Portela III
Date Reviewed: 
02/22/2016
Artist: 
Yo Gotti
Label: 
Epic Records

If you've ever thought about hitting up one of the models that you stalk on Instagram, this one's probably for you. I'm not going to say this song is for everyone, but it's definitely a hip-hop must at the moment. Even if you don't agree with it's message, you'll still laugh at the hilarious lyrics. This single will have you accidentaly singing catchy yet horribly offensive lyrics in public. In addition to making Angela Simmons that much more instagram famous, it's also made the phrase "snapchat me that pussy" an acceptable thing to say.

Sounds Like: 
Juicy J
Sounds Like: 
Gucci Mane
Name: 
Henry Jensen
Date Reviewed: 
02/15/2016
Artist: 
G-Eazy
Label: 
RCA

G-Eazy is back with his latest album, When It's Dark Out. Like his previous album, These Things Happen, G-Eazy's latest features quite a large collection of guest vocals from artists that span a large collection of genres, including Bebe Rexha, Chris Brown, Too $hort, Grace, and E-40. While most of the tracks focus on the life of fame and fortune, some of them, like "Everything Will Be Ok", tell stories from G-Eazy's life, producing a great song in the process.

Sounds Like: 
G-Eazy
Name: 
Eric Newberry
Date Reviewed: 
02/12/2016
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: 
Tuka
Label: 
EMI

I really enjoyed this album a lot. I like Tuka's voice and how he puts together his music. I listened to it the first time while I was doing homework and while it is hip hop, it's not crazy annoying and too loud to listen to while doing work. I really really thought it was good. The album title name song L.D.T.E and Right By You was among my favorites. However, once you get past about the 5th song on the track, all the songs just kinda blurr together. It's really a shame because the beginning of the CD I really enjoyed. Even the recommended tracks on the sticker are 1,2, and 4.

Sounds Like: 
Chance the Rapper
Sounds Like: 
Allday
Sounds Like: 
A$AP Rocky
Name: 
T Statman
Date Reviewed: 
02/02/2016
Artist: 
Rihanna
Label: 
Roc Nation Records

“Work” is the third Rihanna and Drake collaboration, and the song that you’re most likely to hear in the club. Following “What’s My Name?” and “Take Care”, “Work” is a definite bump that will be playing in the clubs for months. While most of their past collabs have been more vocal heavy, this one is more rap focused.

Sounds Like: 
Rihanna and Drake
Name: 
Amanda Chesin
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2016
Artist: 
Kanye West
Label: 
G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye is back. Without a doubt. FACTS is alright, No More Parties in LA is a definite banger. FACTS is a remix of Future and Drake's Jumpman and is far from Kanye's best effort but still bumps. No More Parties in LA is Kanye's second offering from the new G.O.O.D. Fridays and features none other than Kendrick Lamar. Again....this song has both Kanye and Kendrick spitting bar after bar for 6 minutes over a simple beat moved by a bass guitar. The writer's block is over for Kanye and we are all going to reap the benefits. SWISH/WAVES is on the way. #blessup

Sounds Like: 
Kanye West - So Appalled
Sounds Like: 
Kanye West - Devil in a New Dress
Name: 
Dalmar Wiltshire
Date Reviewed: 
01/29/2016
Artist: 
Jeezy
Label: 
Def Jam, CTE World

You know him you love him. The Soul Survivor himself, Jeezy is back with his 8th studio album “Church in These Streets.” Supported by 4 singles: “God”, “Church in These Streets”, “Gold Bottles”, and “Sweet Life”, the album is full with class Jeezy bangers. Like most Jeezy albums, “Church in these Streets” has its good songs and ones that will regrettably be forgotten.

Sounds Like: 
Jay Z
Sounds Like: 
T.I.
Sounds Like: 
Rick Ross
Name: 
Kevin Murphy