EP Review: Big K.R.I.T. – Week Of K.R.I.T. [@bigkrit #weekofKRIT @reginathepen]

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Big K.R.I.T. – Week Of K.R.I.T. Self-Released; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.5 out of 5 DOWNLOAD: Audiomack Big K.R.I.T. will forever be married to making southern rap music that bubbles and pops, and that’s perfectly fine. While others in his class may create southern rap music due to its poverish nature and societal […]

Album Review: YG – My Krazy Life [@yg]

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YG – My Krazy Life Def Jam Records Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon To be honest, YG should have been buried following 2009’s “find ‘em, fuck ‘em and flee” record “Toot It & Boot It”. It made waves on pop radio but couldn’t sustain itself elsewhere. The […]

Album Review: Pharrell – G I R L [@pharrell]

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Pharrell – G I R L Columbia Records; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.5 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon After eight years of topping charts and composing soundtracks without releasing a solo album (the forgettable depending on who you ask In My Mind), this month Pharrell Williams gave us G I R […]

Album Review: ScHoolboy Q – OXYmoron [@ScHoolboyQ]

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ScHoolboy Q – OXYmoron 2014; Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Day & A Dream Score: 4.0 out of 5 Buy: iTunes/Target ScHoolboy Q sold his soul. That’s a harsh way to put it. But there’s no other way to say it and no better explanation for OXYmoron, the third album on Q’s resume but his official “debut” […]

Album Review: Rick Ross – Mastermind

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Rick Ross – Mastermind Maybach Music Group/Def Jam Day & A Dream Rating: 2.5 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon Earlier this week, Rick Ross brought his Mastermind shtick, the one of bloated grandiosity and illusion to Late Night With Seth Meyers. He, along with French Montana performed “Nobody,” the haunting karaoke like hark […]

Album Review: Envy Hunter – Patiently Waiting [@envyhunterr]

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Envy Hunter – Patiently Waiting The Good Company; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 3.5 out of 5 DOWNLOAD: Audiomack “I’m all about the hustle/ shit talkin’ ain’t enough/ I do it all for the city…” These words, proclaimed as though they’re gospel on the song “Jive,” sum up Envy Hunter’s mission on his debut album, […]

Mixtape Review: Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo [@isaiahrashad]

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Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo Top Dawg Ent; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes Isaiah Rashad is from Chattanooga, Tennessee – a man who somehow rose out of obscurity in an area of the country that isn’t a hip-hop hot bed to sign to the most blossoming label in […]

Mixtape Review: Doughbeezy – Footprints On The Moon [@doughbeezy]

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Doughbeezy – Footprints On The Moon Self Released; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 DOWNLOAD: Audiomack | PayPal It’s 9 AM on a Tuesday and I’m breaking a review code, I’m reviewing a release on the day it came out. People know I let tapes breathe a bit, sit around and […]

Album Review: Dante Higgins & Undergravity – The Freshest MCs [@dantehiggins @undergravitySAF]

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Dante Higgins & Undergravity The Freshest MCs Self-Released; 2013 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 DOWNLOAD: DatPiff Undergravity, the Adam Bomb & Mastermind After Cash duo from Yellowstone has never seemed to grasp the concept that the heyday of organ tinged organic rider music occurred somewhere between 1996 and 1998. The jazz […]

EP Review: Ty Dolla $ign – Beach House EP [@tydollasign]

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Ty Dolla $ign – Beach House EP Taylor Gang/Atlantic Records; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 3.5 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon Two years ago Left Coast producer/singer Ty Dolla $ign broke big by rerouting his energy into being an even more straightforward version of R. Kelly. “My Cabana” from 2012’s Beach House […]

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