New Music Quick Reactions Dec 17

Singles Aaliyah and The Weeknd, Poison (A-): The murky beat, the sublime vocal filters, the crystal-clear Weeknd feature, the strong structure, this song has it all. This refreshing collaboration features some of the best of both Abel’s and Aaliyah’s soundscapes. 6LACK, By Any Means (C+): The slow jams of 6LACK have defined Atlanta’s R&B sceneContinue reading “New Music Quick Reactions Dec 17”

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New Music Quick Reactions Dec 10

Singles Earl Sweatshirt and Armand Hammer, Tabula Rasa (B+): Earl has released another single with a guest feature from the criminally underrated Hammer duo. The track doesn’t really go anywhere but the combination of amazing bars from all three rappers more than justifies the repetition. Yungeen Ace, Caterpillars to Butterflies (B): What appears to beContinue reading “New Music Quick Reactions Dec 10”

New Music Quick Reaction Dec 3

Singles Cordae and Lil Wayne, Sinister (B+): One of the most promising rising stars in the rap game, Cordae’s debut album, The Lost Boy, showed promise but since then he has become even more proficient. His growth shows in this tightly produced track featuring Lil Wayne. Great bars, great beat, good track. SZA, I HateContinue reading “New Music Quick Reaction Dec 3”

New Music Quick Reactions Nov 26

Singles Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, Bob James Freestyle (B+): Two giants of rap on a track of straight bars over a simple acoustic beat. The sheer talent demonstrated in these 3 minutes is mind-blowing. Rod Wave, By Your Side (B): Rod Wave’s synthesis of R & B and rap took the 2020 scene by stormContinue reading “New Music Quick Reactions Nov 26”

New Music Quick Reactions Nov 19

SINGLES The Lumineers, A.M. Radio (B+): A new track from their upcoming album, BRIGHTSIDE, the Lumineers utilize retro organ and their regular poignancy to create a simple and sublime anthem. The track does drag a little due to tempo changes, but this is a minor issue. Earl Sweatshirt, 2010 (B): Rap prodigy, Earl Sweatshirt releasesContinue reading “New Music Quick Reactions Nov 19”

New Music Quick Reactions Nov 12

Anything not covered in this article is either in the process of review or we haven’t thought of it… if what you want reviewed becomes the latter please let us know. Singles: Rick Ross, Jazmine Sullivan, and 21 Savage, Outlawz (B): A new single from the upcoming project, Richer Than I Ever Been, by MiamiContinue reading “New Music Quick Reactions Nov 12”

New Music Quick Reactions Oct 29

Anything not covered in this article is either in the process of review or we haven’t thought of it… if what you want reviewed becomes the latter please let us know. Singles Evil Twin by Powers Pleasant ft Denzel Curry and ZillaKami: A new track from a rising heavy rap personality featuring two equally promisingContinue reading “New Music Quick Reactions Oct 29”