2 CHAINZ – RAP OR GO TO THE LEAGUE

‘Rap or Go to the League’ is 2 Chainz’ fifth studio album, its title a reference to the misconception of young African-American men that their only options for success are as rappers or athletes [see also Biggie’s ‘Things Done Changed‘.  2 Chainz himself was a high school and college basketball player before ultimately deciding to…

CYHI THE PRYNCE – NO DOPE ON SUNDAYS

He may be one of the most underrated MCs around, but CyHi The Prynce’ new album is a surprisingly star-studded affair, with the likes of Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Kanye West showing out.  CyHi isl, of course, the star of the show, displaying his usual amount of personality and sharp wit.  After…

LIL WAYNE – I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING II

Lil Wayne’s latest offering was released last week, following his hospitalization.  An entertaining tape, it features plenty of trap beats and lots of collabs.  It’s no ‘Carter III’, but it is Weezy giving rap fans what they want from him: imaginatively disgusting references to his money/genitals/guns.  There are some great throwaway lines on this tape,…