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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.


Review: Singles for the week of 12/1

By | Dec 2, 2017

“Him & I”
G-Eazy and Halsey
Released Dec.


Deja View: Dame D.O.L.L.A and being a part-time artist

By | Nov 8, 2017

In a special bonus episode of Deja View, Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary talks to Multimedia Editor Matt Maloney about his review of NBA star Damian Lillard’s new album “CONFIRMED” and his thoughts on athletes branching out beyond their sport.


Review: Dame D.O.L.L.A drops the ball on latest rap release

By | Nov 7, 2017

While he demonstrates some songwriting skill, on this album it’s pretty clear that music is just his side hustle.