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Jaron Davis is a dope up and coming drummer that's been making major noise down South. He talks about how he got his start in music, his influences, who he's got on his playlist now, and what he wants to accomplish with his music. He also has some strong opinions about the current state of music and gives some advice to others looking to pursue their dreams.
Prima Donna EP has Vince experimenting with different production while still delivering the same in your face lyrics about the gangster lifestyle and social struggles with a matter of factness that's refreshing. It's not perfect, but it's different than almost anything else you'll hear out there and it shows Vince's supreme confidence in his craft.
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight really shows off Travi$'s immense diversity and ability to create vibe upon vibe. It might be a little light on substance but the sheer style more than makes up for it.
No, My Name is JEFFERY is more of the same from Young Thug. While the production isn't terrible, it's just nothing we haven't heard before, and better. Making his inability to say anything worthwhile or coherent stand out even more.
Anything But Words was an unexpected collaboration between two NY icons in Paul Banks of Interpol and RZA of Wu-Tang. While sonically everything sounds great, it's just too formulaic and pop leaning for it's own good. A missed opportunity on something that could have been a dark, gritty spectacle.
Bad Boy Records has been at it for 20+ years and their recent outpouring of nostalgia inducing collections and concerts has left me wondering about what could've, should've, and would've been Bad Boy Records. If it wasn't for some untimely losses, poor signings, and the rise of Sean Combs as a star, they'd go down as the greatest "urban" label ever.