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MellowHype Create Very Few Memorable Moments On ‘INSA’
Is there any crew in the game that has perfected the art of the tag team like Odd Future has? The Golf Wang misfits have boasted subsidiary acts like EarlWolf, The Internet, & MellowHigh - among others, but none of those incarnations features as heavy traction as the duo of Hodgy Beats and L…
Trey Songz Shows Veteran Status In R&B On ‘Trigga’
Over the course of his career, Trey Songz has pulled from R. Kelly's vibrant blueprint dedicating his vocals content that quickly grabs the attention of most people between 19-35; women, sex, club antics and straight flexin'. Anticipated as an album to reach No...
Riff Raff Showcases His Musical Palette With ‘Neon Icon’
It’s fitting that Riff Raff opens his debut album, Neon Icon, in the character of a Spring Breakers-sounding bro. “The Neon Icon album, it finally came out today bro.” Finally. From 2012 to 2014, Riff Raff recorded over 100 songs for the album, had numerou…
Ab-Soul Crafts A Lyrical Masterpiece On ‘These Days…’
Barbershop deliberation has broadened its conversational arc in recent years, temporarily laying rest to the Kobe-or-LeBron debates and the mysterious absence of Tim Duncan in exchange for who’s the best MC in TDE? Kendrick, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, or Ab-Soul...
G-Eazy Pushes Genre Barriers On ‘These Things Happen’
On G-Eazy’s “Almost Famous,” the 25-year-old Bay Area MC raps, “So if you don’t fuck with me I’m OK with that.” What might at first seem like just another line reads as more of a mantra after listening to These Things Happen, which may inspire admiration in some of the newer segments of hip-hop’s ev…

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