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Album Review

“Red Eye”, Curren$y and Jet Life, 8/5/13

With Lil Wayne continuing to refute Earth as his planet of origin, the storied New Orleans hip-hop tradition has taken a bit of a step back in recent years.  However, former signee to Wayne’s Young Money label, Curren$y is keeping NOLA well represented in the world of raps.  His most recent project, Red Eye, dropped  Monday as part of a BitTorrent package of music,… Read More


Summer Jams So Far

It’s been an extremely eventful summer so far for hip-hop: Kanye’s Yeezus, J. Cole’s Born Sinner, and Mac Miller’s Watching Movies with the Sound Off all dropped on a crazy June 18th, the new New York has been holding it down with top flight releases from Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, and Jay-Z/Samsung/King Arthur gave us a July… Read More

Album Review

“ESGN”, Freddie Gibbs, 6/20/2013

Freddie Gibbs pulled a move rarely seen in hip-hop these days, when he dropped his second solo retail release over 2 weeks early.  ESGN, or Evil Seeds Grow Naturally, is Gibbs’s first major project of 2013, as well as his first official studio album.  But fans of Gangsta Gibbs’s previous work, including 2009’s excellent The… Read More

Album Review

“Saab Stories”, Action Bronson x Harry Fraud, 6/11/13

Action Bronson hails from Flushing, Queens, but he is a man of worldly tastes, tastes which he never hesitates to indulge, as evidenced by his music and his physique.  Listeners of his previous projects know well his devotion to luxury cars, exotic food, and hospitable women through his ability to endlessly discuss all three in… Read More

Album Review

Trap House 3, Gucci Mane, 5/21

Gucci Mane, CEO of the 1017 Brick Squad label on Warner Bros. Records, is the most prolific artist of the moment in hip-hop, and probably in all of music.  The Atlanta rapper has flooded the market with his material, reminiscent of Lil Wayne’s run of mixtapes and albums from 2006-2008.  In 2013 alone, Gucci has… Read More


Dreams and Nightmare, Meek Mill, 10/30

The summer of Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group spills into the fall with the first album from the group’s biggest up and comer, Philly’s Meek Mill.  Meek has released a ton of mixtapes over the past few years, most notably Dreamchasers and Dreamchasers 2 in 2011 and 2012 respectively.  He’s also appeared on many tracks… Read More


good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar, 10/22

good kid, m.A.A.d city is the first major studio album from Compton’s Kendrick Lamar, but it seems like he’s been around for a long time now.  As a member of the Black Hippy crew along with Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, Kendrick won considerable props across the board following his releases through the independent… Read More


Numbers, MellowHype, 10/9

Los Angeles’ Odd Future collective (officially Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), burst on to the scene formed in 2007, and it quickly gained a considerable audience following frontman Tyler, the Creator’s release of his debut album Goblin in 2009.  But interest in the group truly exploded following the posting of Tyler’s “Yonkers” music… Read More

Baby Face Killa marks Freddie Gibbs’ third major mixtape in the last four years, following up well received joints The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs and Cold Day In Hell.  The Gary, Indiana native has impressed with his relentless, meticulously efficient flow and a distinctive voice steeped in the desolation of his hometown.  BFK, presented by… Read More

Cruel Summer, Kanye West and G.O.O.D Music, 9/18

Welcome to the premiere of This Far, a column which I’ll be writing every two weeks here on the WRMC blog and moving over to the new website once it airs on the web.  In this column,  I will be reviewing a recently released hip-hop album, with the occasional mixtape thrown in, in an attempt… Read More

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