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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

December 16, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: ‘Stokeley’ album is charmingly off-kilter

By | Dec 5, 2018

The truth is, and always has been, that the coarse, chaotic rhymes of this Florida-born rapper are an acquired taste.

Review: Rap album is brief but bursting with emotion

By | Dec 3, 2018

“Some Rap Songs” is ambitious and unexpectedly artistic, presenting a fusion of influences and emotional verses without fanfare.

Review: Lil Yatchy’s new release still has much to prove

By | Nov 12, 2018

It’s not often that a rapper with such versatility fails to demonstrate it so frequently, in favor of empty, meaningless noise.

Review: Logic passionately honors past rap legends

By | Oct 23, 2018

Logic has returned with his zealous, boom-bap hybrid “Young Sinatra IV” — a tribute to the artists who nurtured his passion for rap.

Review: Twenty One Pilots perfects signature alt-rock rap

By | Oct 9, 2018

“Trench” is an epic return for Twenty One Pilots — the band expands its sound and poetic lyrics without fear of “selling out” to mainstream media.

Review: Lil Wayne’s return is both savage and sentimental

By | Oct 9, 2018

This was an album to shamelessly boast raw talent and establish Lil Wayne as one of the greatest to ever get on the mic.

Review: Rap collective glows in ‘iridescence’

By | Sep 23, 2018

Instrumentally, Brockhampton hasn’t just evolved, it’s gone completely off the wall.

Review: ‘Kamikaze’ crashes and burns

By | Sep 11, 2018

Eminem decided that in “Kamikaze,” instead of improving as an artist, he would be better off making straw men out of his critics.

Review: J. Cole crafts a killer cultural critique

By | Apr 30, 2018

While his message is admirable, his corny lyrics turn a powerful song into something that belongs in an after-school special.

Review: ‘Invasion of Privacy’ pops with fierce, funny flow

By | Apr 16, 2018

“Invasion of Privacy” is funny, fierce, loud-mouthed and in-your-face.

Review: Rap trio Migos releases a repetitive trap record

By | Jan 31, 2018

“Culture II” is a one hour and 45 minute long behemoth that drags on endlessly. The album overindulges on uninspired lyrics and identical songs.

Review: Singles for the week of 12/8

By | Dec 8, 2017

“Real Friends”
Camila Cabello
Released Dec.