We kick off the first volume of Compilation 2 of our Musicphiles podcast by taking a quick look back at some of our favorite projects to drop in 2016 and giving our overall rating for the year. Then we list our top 10 most anticipated albums of 2017 from artists like Andre 3000, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Japandroids, Drake, Kanye West, and many more. We finish things off with a discussion about the latest release from Run the Jewels, Tory Lanez, and others.
MEMORIES DON'T DIE feels like it fell to the problem most artists face going into their sophomore albums. What do you talk about after you've put your entire life's experiences into your debut? It's a difficult problem and one that Tory Lanez was unable to solve, resulting in a largely unmemorable album, despite the immense amount of musical talent he possesses.
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.
We're back and we're joined by special guest Jaron Lamar Davis, who joins us to talk about the major changes headed to both Spotify and YouTube and the positive and negative effects they'll have on musicians, particularly independent ones. Then he talks about the response and what he's learned from the release of his debut album earlier in the year, the pros and cons of music schools, and what he's cooking up for his next effort. Lastly we talk about signs of depression and cries for help in hip-hop music and whether the onus is on fans to speak up and/or reach out when they hear it over and over again.
The New Toronto 2 and Chixtape 4 are the exact follow ups I was looking for. He's a legit dual threat and he does it better than most others out there. I'm convinced; Tory Lanez is the real deal.
We're back discussing Tekashi 6ix9ine's worsening legal situation, upcoming documentaries about Don Cornelius and Michael Jackson, 'Tory Lanez vs Everybody', and the latest albums from Future, James Blake, Toro y Moi, Maggie Rogers, and Boogie.