We hop back on the Musicphiles podcast to discuss all of the recent major releases over the past couple of weeks. We tell why both the Migos and Justin Timberlake were major let downs for us, why Kendrick Lamar is at the top of music, and the unexpected surprise dopeness of Skyzoo's In Celebration of Us. Lastly we touch on a few other albums we've had our ears to and list albums to be on the look out for this Friday.
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Southern U.S. of A., home of hospitality, birthed a rap sub-genre as inhospitable as they come...Is it the imminent danger in the sound? The dark illegality of the subject matter? The clothes, tats, and implicit violent tendencies of the performers? Actually, trap began as all of the above and more...
For our first Musicphiles podcast of 2018 we have our very first guest on! Aspiring drummer/artist Jaron Lamar Davis stops by to talk about his upcoming eclectic alternative electric jazz hip-hop album called My View Through the Lense of Music and the process of creating his first album. As well as giving us a trained musician's point of view on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly and the increase of jazz, blues, and funk influences in hip-hop and 'urban' music in general. Then he joins us in listing our most anticipated albums (confirmed and rumored) of 2018.
It's that time of year again! With the recently announced list of nominees for the 2018 Grammys we're back ready to discuss what we think of the field, who we think got snubbed, who's inclusion surprised us the most, and to of course give our predictions for the winners of each category. Also we touch on the historical diversity found in this Grammys Album of the Year category.
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February had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Big Sean, Future, Lana Del Rey, and Depeche Mode, and it also featured some interesting trailers for Song to Song, Personal Shopper, and American Anarchist. 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.
My general feeling after listening to the Migos' latest was that I heard this all before from them, and much better. Whereas Culture felt fresh and radical in it's trendsetting ways, Culture II feels regressive and safe. This time they're going to have a hard time distinguishing themselves from the many clones they've spawned over the years.
Quality Control's first compilation is essentially Migos and friends. A smart move on their parts but it did very little to convince that their other acts are worth my attention. There are some real highlights here but you have to dig through a lot of trash to get to a "Pop Sh*t."
We follow up our last podcast by giving our thoughts about the Grammys and the various performers and winners, and we see how many we picked correctly. Then we talk about recent albums that have recently dropped like Future's double offering of FUTURE and HNDRXX, Big Sean's I Decided., the Migos sophomore effort, Jidenna's long awaited debut, Syd's first solo offering, and we unfortunately end by touching on the Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj "beef." Check out the full podcast above and you can see the time-stamps for the various topics below.