We're back discussing Prince's unfinished memoir, Bandcamp's new vinyl press-on-demand service, Logic and Eminem's latest team up, Kanye West's Sunday Service, ScHoolboy Q's Crash Talk, and much more.
Bobby Tarantino II feels like a 'I can do that too, but better' type of situation and while lyrically and rapping wise he may be better than a lot of the 'pop' rappers out there, the songs don't carry that same sort of swag or impact as theirs. These are more watered down versions of what's already out there and popular, and when you're whole premise of a tape is jacking styles, then this becomes a major problem.
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From race to homosexuality and mental health, there has been an evolution of themes in hip-hop over the last couple of decades and a push from mainstream artists to end the associated stigma. A rapper no longer has to be black in order to be considered authentic (or good).
Concepts albums are an extremely hard thing to pull off, especially ones that delve into the subject matter that Logic does. While it's not a perfect execution and there are some moments of heavy handedness he's still able to inject it with enough subtlety as to not take away from a largely enjoyable listening experience and it's production is his absolute best yet. Logic is getting better with each passing album and it's time we talked about him among rap's greats.
This week I'm talking about the latest from Vampire Weekend, Logic, Ari Lennox, Big Business, Kevin Abstract, 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.
We're finally back and discussing all the major happenings in music like Lil Wayne's long, long-awaited Carter V album, T.I.'s best album since Paper Trail, more unnecessary collabs from the likes of Lil Baby and Gunna, Vic Mensa killing his own career, and Kanye going off the rails (again). Oh and we also throw in some talk about the McGregor vs. Khabib sh*t show and go on a far too long aside about Dragon Ball Super (it happens more than we'd care to admit).
We're back and we're talking about the iHeartRadio Awards show and if they're even worth watching? Also, Chance the Rapper won the innovator award, but is he really an innovator? Jay-Z and Beyonce just announced their On the Run II tour so will we finally get that long rumored joint album? Are we even hyped for it? Then we discuss Elton John's last big hurrah and his upcoming eclectic, star studded tribute album, and close by talking about the latest projects from Tory Lanez, Logic, and PRhyme (Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premiere), and new upcoming releases.
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August had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, Logic and The Killers; and it also featured some interesting trailers for mother!, You Were Never Really Here, and Loving Vincent. 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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April had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Lil Dicky and Feist; and it also featured some interesting trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, and LA 92. 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.
In Volume 3 of Musicphiles we chop it up about a number of the latest projects and singles to drop. We give our thoughts about Drake's More Life and whether we think he's just riding waves at this point. Then we talk about Rather You Than Me by Rick Ross and the latest singles from Kendrick Lamar and what we think he may have in store. We end things by talking about Mike WiLL Made-It's latest, Kodak Black's surprisingly fire album, Tuxedo II, The Wild by Raekwon, and more.