It’s Almost Dry – Pusha T ★★★★½

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 It’s Almost Dry Pusha T ★★★★½ 85 Hip-Hop A hip-hop veteran who’s always worn his confidence and swagger on his sleeve across his collaborations, albums and feature verses, Pusha T has been in a great rhythm since Daytona came out in 2018. It’s Almost Dry is such aContinue reading “It’s Almost Dry – Pusha T ★★★★½”

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar ★★★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Kendrick Lamar ★★★★ 82 Hip-Hop Whenever Kendrick Lamar puts anything out — a full album, a compilation, a new single, a new feature — it’s an event. It’s something that demands attention beyond just hip-hop fans or those that follow music cultureContinue reading “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar ★★★★”

Universal Mind Control – Common ★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2008 Universal Mind Control Common ★★ 39 Hip-Hop There was a lot to be excited about in late 2008, when Common was about to release new music. Common was coming off of his two most successful albums, and was about to make the third of his deal with GOODContinue reading “Universal Mind Control – Common ★★”

I Know NIGO! – Nigo ★★★½

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 I Know Nigo! Nigo ★★★½ 72 Hip-Hop I Know Nigo! Is a quick, fun, hip-hop compilation record curated by Japanese fashion designer and BAPE founder Nigo. A DJ with Japanese hip-hop group Teriyaki Boy, the second album under his name — and first since way back in 2000Continue reading “I Know NIGO! – Nigo ★★★½”

YEAR IN REVIEW: My favorite songs of 2013

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) This year had a TON of really good rock songs, partly because there were a lot of solid albums (consequently, there are a lot of repeat artist). Luckily I liked a lot of singles too, so the list is a really nice mix of things. There aren’t that many pop orContinue reading “YEAR IN REVIEW: My favorite songs of 2013”