Bryony Gooch details the growth of hip-hop in America.
Memphis Tennessee rap group Three 6 Mafia consists of producer and rapper DJ Paul, rappers Juicy J, Lord Infamous, Koopsta Knicca, Crunchy Black, and Gangsta Boo. The group got its start on the underground rap scene of Memphis in 1990. The method of mass-producing physical cassette tapes in a homemade style, were the tools of […]
Coming hot off of their blistering 2016 record Bottomless Pit, expectations for industrial hip-hop group Death Grips’ sixth album Year of the Snitch were high. From their tech-phobic masterpiece The Money Store, (recorded in 2011 at the height of the Wikileaks scandal) to 2015’s synth-laden trap double EP The Powers that B, the Californian trio have carved out […]
Categorising More Life as a ‘playlist’ is an interesting yet calculated move from Drake. It displays a sense of awareness that this material is not worthy of a formal ‘album’ status, so it makes its way onto a new type of collection. Of course, it is quite likely that the financial benefits that Drake will surely reap from […]
“My bitch is bad and boujee, Cookin’ up dope with an Uzi” Trap trio Migos are primarily known for dominating the charts with their “turnt” and “lit” mumble-rap tracks. But, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset are also pioneers of modern Marxism. In their number one song ‘Bad and Boujee (Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)’, the hip-hop […]
Wow, this album was long. Long to the point of being difficult, long to the point of having its saggy middle blur into one vast half-trap, half-R&B, oh-yeah-it’s-also-grime mess, God, Gang Signs and Prayer feels as long as this sentence. And yet it only runs fifty-eight minutes. Don’t get me wrong, this review’s not a hatchet […]
The Game The Documentary 2 Blood Money Entertainment Man. It has been a long time since The Documentary, The Game’s first big release. A whole decade, in fact: back in ’05, Game put out the album just after recovering from a three-day coma, the result of getting shot on his own doorstep. Back then, […]