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Lil Wayne | Funeral | Album Review

Young Money Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Two years after the release of his long-awaited studio album Tha Carter V, prolific rapper Lil Wayne released his thirteenth studio album Funeral in late January. Compiled with a plethora of style, wordplay, and instrumentals, many

Russ | Shake The Snow Globe | Album Review

Columbia Records Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Last year, in the middle of December, Russ released the single “NIGHTTIME (Interlude);” an overworked, heavily autotuned, three-minute, repetitive tune with no climax or payoff to listeners. A month later, following the single, Russ’ third studio album

Eminem | Music To Be Murdered By | Album Review

Interscope Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Unpromoted like his previous album Kamikaze, Eminem released a surprise 20-track album titled Music To Be Murdered By (MTBMB). Comprised of disses, political statements, a call to gun control, and snippets from the notorious filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock,

Mac Miller | Circles | Album Review

Warner Records Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars With the release of his posthumous single, “Good News,” fans were salivating, anxious for more from the late Mac Miller. A week went by until late January 17, when Circles, the artist’s sixth studio album that was

JACKBOYS|JACKBOYS|Album Review

Releasing their first compilation album between members of Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records, JACKBOYS, consists of members Sheck Wes, Don Toliver, Octavian, Chase B, and Travis Scott himself present JACKBOYS. The seven track EP features other prolific artists in the rap business, such as Quavo,

Lunay | Epico | Album Review

Star Island Rating : 3.5 out of 5 stars Working his way up to stardom in the Latin/hip-hop genre, Puerto Rican singer Jefnier Osorio Moreno, known as Lunay, released his debut album Epico in late October. The 14-track LP runs a little over half an

Kanye West | Jesus is King | Album Review

Def Jam Records  Rating: 2 out of 5 stars A Christian-themed album that is short of its expectations and surrounding hype, Kanye West’s ninth studio album, Jesus Is King, is short lived, overworked, and overall an annoyance to listen. Running at a moderate length of

Scared Little Big Boy

Sometime in the year 2012, when I thought I was a big boy, I saw my first scary movie in theaters. During the semi-cold winter of New Mexico, where a single snowflake makes the public schools want to have a snow day, I was watching

Julia Michaels | If You Need Me | Single Review

Republic Records Rating: Thumbs Up Julia Michaels’ new single “If You Need Me” is a melodious, heartwarming piece of music that engages audiences from the get-go. An emotional ride of just over three minutes, Michaels’ message is clear: she wants to help those in need.

G-Eazy | Scary Nights | Album Review

RCA Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Concluding the season of spooks and scares with a Halloween-esque album, Oakland-raised rapper G-Eazy released his EP Scary Nights in late October. The 8-track album consists of a breezy runtime of roughly 28 minutes and contains many