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Metro Boomin’s New Album a Home Run

Metro Boomin’s New Album a Home Run

November 14, 2018

You can tell it is Metro Boomin from the get-go, basslines smooth as silk and drums crisp and punchy.

Yung Lean’s Poison Ivy is a Further Descent into Pop

Yung Lean’s Poison Ivy is a Further Descent into Pop

November 7, 2018

Yung Lean descends further into pop territory on his newest album, Poison Ivy, and it sort of works.

Hill Pens Hymn to Skateboard Culture with Mid90s

Hill Pens Hymn to Skateboard Culture with Mid90s

October 31, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds This isn’t Jonah Hill’s first rodeo. Most people would not know, but in 2017, he directed the excellent, three minute music video for rapper Danny Brown’s “Ain’t It Fu...

Quavo’s solo QUAVO HUNCHO is a no-go

Quavo’s solo QUAVO HUNCHO is a no-go

October 24, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds If Nickelodeon made a Drake & Josh spinoff that featured just Drake, would it still be as good? Probably not. Drake & Josh was so fun precisely because of the how the...

Brockhampton is Bold and iridecence is Gold

Brockhampton is Bold and iridecence is Gold

October 3, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds Who is Brockhampton? In the hip-hop sphere, it was near-impossible to escape the group last year. The rap group rose to eminence by releasing three fantastic albums (the SATU...

Mandy Takes You on a Surreal, Enthralling Ride

Mandy Takes You on a Surreal, Enthralling Ride

September 26, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds More than most movies, director Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy is a pure audiovisual experience. The aesthetic is uncompromising, grabbing your senses and transporting you thro...

Yves Tumor Drops Contender for Album of the Year

Yves Tumor Drops Contender for Album of the Year

September 19, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds Yves Tumor has been primed for a big release for a while, and Safe in the Hands of Love delivers. It’s an explosion of energy, curls of color transmitted through intoxicating percussion loops, heartrending soul ballads and blaring noise, all ...

Welcome to Astroworld: Travis Scott’s Psychedelic Rap Playground

September 19, 2018

By Kieran-Press Reynolds Travis Scott is known by his followers as a hip-hop maverick and certainly the man to watch in 2018. Since his first studio albums Rodeo and Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, he...

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Embraces Awareness

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Embraces Awareness

September 12, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds BlacKkKlansman captures the zeitgeist of the late 2010s: awareness. On the heels of rising political tensions, the American entertainment business has made a massive effort t...

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