Lil Wayne started this outpouring of mixtapes and artists like Future, Young Thug, and Curren$y have since tried to emulate that mythical run, but the purpose and definition of a mixtape has changed drastically since those early days. It's time we stopped applauding this endless wave of mediocre mixtapes and started calling it out for the cop out it is.
This week I'm talking about the latest from Avicii, Tyga, Miley Cyrus, Future, and more. Let me know if you agree/disagree, what you're currently listening to, and if there's anything I missed that I should check out.
Future & Juice WRLD is yet another collaboration that really has no reason for existing other than streaming numbers. A lifeless listen that doesn't bring out the best of either artist.
This joint project has been a long time coming but unfortunately it doesn't quite live up to it's potential. Instead of raising each other's level they instead fall back to their usual formulas on songs that sound more like past throwaways than fresh, new creations.
HNDRXX lacks the hard trap music but it seemed to soak up all the emotion and feeling that was missing on FUTURE, and it had a higher quality feel to it that made it my favorite out of the pair. I think however, he would've been better served combining the best elements from both projects to create something truly memorable.
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We're back and we're finally doing it! We're finally getting around to listing our top 20 albums of the year...so far. First we list our individual lists then try to come to a consensus top 20; it's a great mix of big name, established acts and a whole lot of left field wild cards, so check it out and let us know what would've made your list.
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January had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Future, James Blake, Janelle Monáe, and Teyana Taylor; and it also featured some interesting trailers for Velvet Buzzsaw, Apollo 11, and High Life. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
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December had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Miguel, N.E.R.D, JAY-Z, and SZA; and it also featured some interesting trailers for Ready Player One, Sicario 2: Soldado, and You Were Never Really Here. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
There's really not a whole lot to say about Kolorblind, there's a handful of knocking songs that warrant a few spins and seeing Nas on here was an unexpected surprise, although it was more than a bit underwhelming, but there's nothing as big as "Too Much Sauce" and there's nothing that would make Future's greatest hits. At this point you either love/like Future or you don't.