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

Kendrick Lamar drops a ‘DAMN.’ good album

By Hector Gomez  “DAMN.” is the fourth studio album by seven-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar. This album proves to all fans who thought of him as an unstoppable creative lyricist were certainly not wrong. After more than a year since releasing his compilation album “Untitled Unmastered” and two years since releasing “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick finally released the album on April 14. O n “ D A M N…

April 19, 2017

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

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