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The buildup to Wale’s 6th & (maybe) final album. An introspective think piece.

The buildup to Wale’s 6th & (maybe) final album. An introspective think piece.

“Womanizer prolly’, coulda’ been a feminist cause I respect em’ but Lord I got polygamy problems.” Wow…That’s Crazy: A reflective meditation on the passionate, unapologetic, and emotional DMV rapper’s 6th album. When Wale announced his album title and date, I personally as someone who not […]

The Direct Influence of Kid Cudi on Juice Wrld

The Direct Influence of Kid Cudi on Juice Wrld

Last week on a whim, I decided to give Juice WRLD’s  latest album,   Death Race For Love  a listen. I had thoroughly enjoyed his previous album,  Goodbye & Good Riddance,  so my hopes were that I would at least like a song or two […]

How Ari Lennox and SZA Are Recreating Mainstream Neo Soul

How Ari Lennox and SZA Are Recreating Mainstream Neo Soul

Ari Lennox recently released her debut album  Shea Butter Baby  on May 7th, on J. Cole’s Dreamville Records. Her subtle features on Dreamville and breakout single named after the album led fans to believe that a project was coming soon, and she did not disappoint. […]