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.
The long simmering 'beef' between Pusha T has full on erupted with Drake responding to "Infared" with the appropriately hard "Duppy Freestyle" then Pusha T escalated things to a whole other level with one of the most disrespectful disses we've heard in years with "The Story of Adidon." We talk about who we think has the upper hand, what's Drake's next move, and did Pusha T go too far? Then we give our reactions to Pusha T's Daytona album as a whole, discuss A$AP Rocky's horrible, horrible timing with Testing, and give a perfect score to Arctic Monkey's Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
We are back and we are in the full blown midst of Yeezy season. But before we get into the new albums we discuss Drake apparently wanting no more smoke with Pusha T, then we get to 'ye' and 'Kids See Ghosts' and discuss where they stack up to everything Kanye's had a hand in putting out thus far. Specifically if 'ye' is his worst album yet? We give our expectations for the Nas album which had still yet to drop, talk about Jay Rock's best album yet full of bangers, and get hype over Jorja Smith's incredible debut. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode.
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Following up our in depth 'Top 20 Albums of the Year...So Far' podcast, here is the official full list in all it's glory without all the other BS (but you should really get into all the other BS, it's good BS).
We're back with Volume 3 of our Musicphiles podcast and we talk about the recent return of Frank Ocean, Drake taking more shots, his average sounding new releases, and current music we're listening to. Check out the full episode and you can see the time-stamps for the various topics on the full post.
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The soundscapes are as gorgeous as anything Kanye's put out in the last 3 years - lush, grim, and just sparse enough to let Pusha T run wild; and run wild he does. It's high-art coke rap and it's about as cinematic as you can get with music.
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May had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Pusha T, Anderson .Paak, Arctic Monkeys, and Childish Gambino; and it also featured some interesting trailers for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Monsters and Men, and Bohemian Rhapsody. 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.
It's that time of the year again, Grammys time, and we're back discussing some of the biggest snubs and surprises from this year's nominees, as well as giving our annual predictions for the winners from some of the major categories. But before that we go over some of the biggest news in music like Kendrick Lamar's Oscars nomination, Juelz Santana's sentencing, Robin Thicke's $5 million "Blurred Lines" judgement, and more.