A$AP Rocky falls flat with his debut album

At the end of 2011, before ever releasing a mixtape, A$AP Rocky signed a $3 million record deal with RCA and Polo Grounds Music. Just weeks later, on Halloween, Rocky unleashed his impressive mixtape, “Live.Love.A$AP,” and instantly became one of the next rising stars in hip-hop. After touring off of… Continued

You Should Be Celebrating

The classic status of an album can be based as much on its influence to future generations as its own musical merit. That statement may sound unfair to you, but it’s true. The Beatles sure wrote fantastic songs their entire career, but their importance is greatly diminished if future bands… Continued

‘Camp’ a strong debut

Actor, writer and comedian Donald Glover has recently added rapper to his repertoire under his stage name, Childish Gambino. Most readers may be familiar with Glover as Troy from NBC’s “Community” along with being a writer for Tina Fey’s “30 Rock.” It’s obvious that Glover has talent, but does his… Continued

Luxury, honesty with ‘Watch The Throne’

The phenomenon that is “Watch The Throne” started with a tweet from Kanye West last August announcing that he was working on a five-song album with Jay-Z. That concept expanded into a full-length project. Almost a year later, one of the most anticipated albums in hip-hop history was released exclusively… Continued

Britney Spears did it again

Far gone are the days when Britney Spears was dressed in a Catholic school uniform, dating Justin Timberlake and shaving her head while attacking a car with an umbrella. Even though many doubted her, Britney Spears is officially back! This past week, Spears released her seventh studio album, entitled “Femme… Continued

‘Rolling Papers’ catchy, consistent

Wiz Khalifa has become a star. After his 2010 mixtape, “Kush & Orange Juice,” the buzz surrounding his name hit an all-time high. After signing his record deal with Atlantic, the hype continued to build in anticipation for his debut album “Rolling Papers.” With the success of the Pittsburgh Steelers… Continued