When his first album Pluto hit the streets, many reviewers knew that there was a future in Future’s music career. His debut album defined him and his second album Honest echoes his first album. The raw and emotive voice that goes through the songs brings out the typical and original intentions of rap. In his debut album like any other new artists, few prominent musicians were featured. However, in Honest, expect to listen to a blend of musicians that define the contemporary music scene and varied sounds.
The album title of Futures Honest is a rap album that features notable names in the rap industry and contains varied musical sounds. From the name, you expect real and sincere stories about persons who has something to say. It is about Future. Future is a renowned rapper who has one album to his name.
From the cover of the album you known that this is an album that tells a deep story about the person. The album cover is adorned by the eyes of a person in a red background that fades fast to black as it approaches the peripheries. The label, parental advisory explicit content is appropriately clearly marked because the album contains within itself deep emotions conveyed with explicit words. However, there is a mix of other songs that are not typical of the musician.
Future brings his artistic flair in art into a whole new level in the album. He is more confident and has a lot to say about himself. The difference in this album is the way the stories are told. Old stories about dope are translated into a new thing with titles like “Move that Dope” that give the trade a completely new meaning. The slippery yelp Future’s voice ricochets giddily to put emotions in every word that is heard in the album. The poetry and imagery is accentuated with the artist’s voice.
The infamous Mobb Deep have been doing rap for more than twenty years. Their new album that was released on April 1, 2014 attracted attention from both seasoned hip-hoppers and novices. With gangster hip-hop with ill lyrics slowly declining as most rappers recycle phrases, news of Mobb Deep return created an anxiety propelled with the need to know how the album will sound.
This is a group that during their heyday went against Tupac. It does not come as a surprise that Mobb Deep have taken the bold move to bring their music to the fore through the album The Infamous Mobb Deep. The album has received significant support from the music fraternity as musicians such as Snoop Dogg, The LOX, Juicy J, Bun B, Busta Rhymes, Nas, and French Montana have featured.
The Infamous Mobb Deep is a double album that consists of new original music and unreleased recordings that were made in 2005. Havoc and Illmid are the main producers of the tracks that are in the album. Other producers that have worked with the team include Beat Butcha, The Alchemist, and Kaytranada among others.
The album will bring together old titles with new titles bridging new hip-hop. However, the taste will remain that of gangster rap. None of the songs in the album including the original songs fails to meet the typical these of Mobb Deep. The songs bring out the best in lyricism and dynamic beats. However, expect some new sounds especially in the song “All A dream” featuring Lox. Michael Uzowuru and Om’Mas Keith deviate from the signature calmed beats of the early gangster music to put hype in the songs.
You might have heard of Asher Roth. He is the rapper behind the song I love college. Asher Roth has made a comeback, this time with a complete album. It is not just an album, but also one that has been created after five years of artistic and spiritual growth. The album titled RetroHash comes as a follow up to 2009’s Asleep in the Bread Aisle.
Following his hit single, I love college Amber Roth featured in other songs such as “ Pot of Gold,” “Dude”, “ Tangerine girl,” and “Fast Life” despite his absence, you will notice that Amber Roth is among the few best lyricists that come with a smooth flow in the hip-hop scene. His album RetroHash is characterized by his flow and lyrics. We decided to check out the album and here is our Asher Roth RetroHash Album Review
RetroHash comes from a different cloth from Roth’s previous works. Roth has been putting his talent on poor production. His earlier album and his mix tape Greenhouse Effect Vol. 2 did not get the quality production that they needed despite the impressive lyrical skill and flow. RetroHash comes in a new package. You get ten songs that are pure mastery with sleek vibes.
The work done by Blended Babies in creating the right instrumentals gives the album its awesomeness. The replacement of the ordinary hip-hop beats created out of chords, rhythms and drum pattern with crafted instrumentals makes the album different from other hip-hop albums. If you listen to the track “Something for Nothing” you will realize where the difference lays.
The music like other real hip-hop content is about dropping some wisdom to the audience. You may contradict this by looking at the title “Keep Smoking” of one of the songs, but that is an exception in the album. What makes the album completely different from other lyrical is the art and mastery exhibited in the track “Be Right.” You will notice twisty, multisyllabic rhymes that do not come from anywhere other than genius rap.
A rapping lady Australian would definitely attract all the attention that its peculiar sound brings. That is Iggy Azalea for you. Azalea swaggered into the music in 2011 following mentorship by renowned rapper T.I. the release of her debut album The New Classic has raffled the feathers of many today.
Azalea has been in the music scenes with strong singles that have received a reasonable amount of airplay. However, an album from Azalea would definitely be a heard turner as both critics and fans anticipates seeing her go the cycle of the beginning of a music career. The New classic is a strong name for an album. Iggy pulls a courageous step in introducing her debut collections as The New Classic. So lets get in to Iggy Azalea The New Classic Album Review.
Don’t expect a stint of Australian in the album. Though she was born in Australia, Iggy has transformed to adopt a full Atlanta accent and language. With songs such as “ Fancy” in her LP, you expect a fully matured rap album from a white rapper with all odds on paper against her.
The New Classic anticipates a lot of attention from the United Kingdom with most is the tracks featuring in the top 40 list. However, this will not be because of her white descent but because her album is expected to resonate with every theme and vocal notations that a rap music that makes it big in UK has. Azalea previous tracks have made it big in the United Kingdom. The album will also feature strong Atlanta beats with a notable T.I influence especially being that she was mentored by T.I.
At a time when musicians are sprouting from every corner of the globe thus enhancing competition, one rapper stands out in the crowd. The rapper goes by the stage name Wiz Khalifa. His earlier single “ Pittsburgh Sound” can be described as a character less single that got the approval of the fans. Being that Wiz Khalifa could rap as if he meant it made a better salable rapper than the rest of the crowd. His album Blacc Hollywood brings his talent out.
Wiz Khalifa came with unmatched energy and enthusiasm to create street bangers. The album can be described to be pop infested as the rapper brings out acceptable music to the scene. The album is not as independent and peculiar as the artist’s looks. It is more about himself and some stint about spiritual communion. So lets get in to our Wiz Khalifa Blacc Hollywood Album Review
The album was developed over a prodigious ear with sounding melodies. The idea can be perceived to be put into regular and be accepted worldwide. This is what would be defined to be a commercial album. An album that is designed to flow with the music trends. Such albums get airplay but they are as contemporary as they hit.
You will hear the musician being silly in some of the tracks as he laughs out at the expense of his audience. This is Wiz the brat from the military for you. Wiz is undecided in the album. He will sing and rap just to get the melody appealing. However, he raps more in the album probably because of the success from the 28 Gams mix tape. The style is accepted though for a pop-rap album. The album is consistently hooky and danceable at some point. Ardent rap enthusiasts would shun the musician and his album.
The title of the Atmosphere: Southsiders is inspired by Slug and Ant intention to represent the south side of Minneapolis. Slug and Ant have lived and worked in the south side of Minneapolis. Typical or rap artists, representing your area is a way of giving back to the neighbourhood that supported you. In this case, Southsiders defines the rappers.
The artists began their career as a trio in 1989 before it remained a duo. Judging by their duration in their rap careers, the duo love the music and do it for the fun of it. The rappers have matured in their trade and have grown finer like wine with time. Their album Southsiders is a big contrast from The family Sign in all aspects.
This album is the seventh studio album of the duo. Since its release in May 6th 2014, the album has received a number of reviews most of the being favorable reviews. While The family Sign was all about family with the cover picture being Daley’s (Slug) newborn second child, Southsiders from its title is about the artists and their stories.
Southsiders takes a different angle to the story. The first track titles “Camera Thief” is about the musician. It tells a story where Slug is in the kitchen with is children. The story can be connected to “ Angelface” from his earlier album You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having. The self-loathing and relish is still dominant in the album. His rendition of his life is deep unlike typical rappers. He does not focus on the surface material issues.
The other tracks in the album are “ Arthur’s Song,” “Bitter,” “Fortunate,” and “My Lady Got Two Men.” If you assess the titles of the track, you will realize that it is more about the lives of the artists. It is the story of a person communicating his life to the world. Only in this case, you get a chance to have the story in rhyme and style.
When someone talks about hip hop, who is the first artist that will come into your mind? A lot of them will pop out, but, there is this one artist who caught the media attention; 50 cent. Some 5 years back, there was this one commercial flop, Before I Self Destruct, which got a very low sale rate of about 150,000 copies. This attracted a very controversial media attention. Some media houses saying that 50 cents had a gradual; decline in his popularity.
In December, 2013, 50 cents announced he is going to release an album titled “Animal Ambition” while doing a press run. This was the same time he was launching his SMS Audio line of speakers and earphones. He also hinted about his plans to release an album the same month on an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. He said that he was going to drop the album the following month (January). He put it as “The album is as full body of work. Its won’t be categorized as a mixtape” When asked what his motives were to release the album early in the year, he said that he was very anxious to see how the album will be received by his fans and the general hip hop world.
The album tracks were released at different intervals. The first was released on February 21, 2014. This was a music video release for a track titles “The Funeral”. 26 days later on 18th March, 2014, the song “Don’t Worry Bout It” featuring Yo Gotti was released via a digital distribution together with another track, “Hold On” as the first and second singles from his Animal Ambition album. The same day, the music videos for both songs were released. A week later, on 25th March, 2014, 50 cent decided to release his third single “Pilot” then on the same day he release its music video.