“EVERYTHING IS LOVE” has Highlights, but Never Hits as Hard as it Should

“EVERYTHING IS LOVE” is the first album from THE CARTERS, the name for the collaboration between JAY-Z and Beyonce. This is a nine-song, 38-minute album that dropped out of nowhere on Tidal, and it featured a visual along with it that is not involved in this review. Jay and Beyonce are two of the biggest … More “EVERYTHING IS LOVE” has Highlights, but Never Hits as Hard as it Should

“Kids See Ghosts” is a Beautiful, Bold, Fearless Statement from Two Hip-Hop Greats

“Kids See Ghosts” is a self-titled album and the first full collaboration from hip-hop legends Kanye West and Kid Cudi. The album is seven tracks, just like other G.O.O.D Music albums, “DAYTONA” by Pusha T and “ye,” also by Kanye, that were both released within the last three weeks. This album features a few guest … More “Kids See Ghosts” is a Beautiful, Bold, Fearless Statement from Two Hip-Hop Greats

“ye” Can be Moving, Can be Stunning, but also Can Lack Focus

“ye” is the eighth solo album from legendary artist and producer, Mr. Kanye West. This is Kanye’s first release since 2016’s “The Life of Pablo,” and features artists like Ty Dolla Sign, Kid Cudi, PARTYNEXTDOOR and John Legend. This is a seven song, 23-minute album, just a couple minutes longer than the Kanye-produced “DAYTONA” by … More “ye” Can be Moving, Can be Stunning, but also Can Lack Focus

“DAYTONA” is a Short, but Immensely Effective Showcase for Pusha T

“DAYTONA” is the third LP from G.O.O.D Music member Pusha T. The album is only seven tracks that runs 21 minutes, and it features major names like Rick Ross and Kanye West, along with relative newcomer 070 Shake. West also produced this entire album while staying in Wyoming. Pusha T is, to me, one of … More “DAYTONA” is a Short, but Immensely Effective Showcase for Pusha T

“KOD” is J. Cole at His Peak: Being Good, Not Great

“KOD” is the fifth studio album from the “platinum with no features” rap artist, J. Cole. Cole’s last four albums all reached number one on the charts, and all of them have gone platinum, with 2014’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” going double platinum. This album received very little marketing ahead of time, with no singles … More “KOD” is J. Cole at His Peak: Being Good, Not Great

“?” is an Absolute Mess from Start to Finish

“?” is an album from the incredibly popular SoundCloud rapper, XXXTENTACION. X dropped a short album titled “17” last year that centered on X’s depression and suicidal thoughts, and “?” follows some of the same themes, while also looking into ideas of love, heartbreak and the various emotions that X is feeling. Aside from the … More “?” is an Absolute Mess from Start to Finish