REVIEW: DJ Khaled releases ‘another one’

DJ Khaled’s reign over mainstream hip-hop continues with the release of his eleventh studio album titled “Father of Asahd.” His previous album titled “Grateful” included his son, who was only one-year old, as an executive producer and now has this new album named after him.

May 27, 2019

Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ mixes old and new styles

By Andrew Ayala Hip-hop heavyweight Lil Wayne triumphs once more with the release of his highly anticipated veteran album “Tha Carter V.” Surpassing 100,000,000 streams in two days on Spotify alone, this album is destined to be one for the record books. It’s been four years since fans have received a “Tha Carter” album. This living legend does more than succeed this time around, and does so by revisiting past…

October 4, 2018

Hip Hop Summit comes to ELAC

By Steven Adamo Analyzing Hip Hop as a tool of change, Adelante FYE’s “Hip Hop Summit” will feature guest speakers and live performances at the G3 Auditorium on May 12. The Emcee and facilitator of the event is Tyson Amir, educator and author of “Black Boy Poems.” The summit will also include a Hip Hop Empowerment panel. Turntablism will also be featured at the event with live performances from DJ…

April 25, 2018

‘Gemini’ lingers in nostalgia

By Anastasia Landeros A reflective Macklemore attempts to find his new groove without Ryan Lewis on “Gemini,” his first solo album in 12 years. But Macklemore isn’t entirely alone. All but one song features a cameo from another recording artist. The reflective “Ten Million” is the only true solo track on the album and offers listeners a dreamy, slightly electronic look into the rappers struggles as an artist, a constant…

September 28, 2017

Iggy Azalea’s debut packs a punch

By Jazmin Tellez  Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has released her long awaited debut album “The New Classic.” The 15 track album packs a punch with strong instrumentals and Azalea’s clean flow to her raps. Azalea proves herself as a new artist with captivating and rather relatable music she put out on this album. The highlight of the album is the opening track, “Walk the Line,” a heartfelt song about the…

May 1, 2014

YG’s goes mainstream with major label debut

  By Damien Guzman YG’s major label debut album “My Krazy Life” combines today’s gangster rap with sounds from the club and party scene. “My Krazy Life” includes 14 tracks. YG burst into the club scene for his hit single, “Toot it and Boot it” released in 2010. After he found fame in the club industry, he’s been focusing on making club hits, while keeping his Compton gangster-style roots close….

March 26, 2014

Kid Cudi launches ‘Satellite Flight’

By Cynthia Lagunas Surprising his fans with the release of  “Satellite Flight,” Kid Cudi says it is one of his best albums yet. Cudi began dropping hints about his soon to be released album, “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon,” Feb. 24 via Twitter. The album’s intent to bridge his previous “Indicud” and the anticipated “Man on the Moon III” (MOTM3) is delivered with experimental space sounds. Cudi’s album…

March 20, 2014

School Boy Q aims to bring back gangster rap

By Damien Guzman School Boy Q’s “Oxymoron” delivers with a gangster south central sound, while keeping today’s stylish hip hop tone. “Oxymoron” is highlighted by songs, “Collard Greens,” “Break the Bank,” and “Man of the Year.” The track “Collard Greens” is a fast paced beat that features Kendrick Lamar. The beat is catchy and has a different sound to it, forcing flows to be quick and on point. The song…

March 6, 2014

Wolf displays Tyler’s creativity

By Diego Linares Tyler, the Creator’s newest album, “Wolf,” has reached success as he not only raps but continues his venture as a producer. The 18-track full length album is the third of this young artists catalogue and has been one of his best selling since its release on April second. “Wolf,” has sat atop Billboard’s Top Rap Albums but has recently dropped to number four after spending two consecutive…

May 29, 2013

Lil Wayne releases sequel album ‘I am not a Human Being II’

By Pete Moye’ In 2010 he was not a human being. Following, an eight-month stint at Rikers Island jail in New York, he is still not a human being. Well-acclaimed rapper Lil Wayne is back with his 10th studio album “I am not a Human Being II” which was released today. This album serves as a sequel to his eighth studio album. Throughout his career, his music has been recognized…

March 26, 2013