SWIZZ BEATZ – POISON

Swizz Beatz’s highly anticipated album ‘Poison’ dropped last week.  Executively produced by the Hip Hop stalwart, the album’s list of features reads like a roll call for the genre’s hottest, with J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Giggs, Nas, Pusha T all delivering verses.  Singles ‘Pistol On My Side’ and ‘Come Again’ are the obvious…

JAY ROCK – REDEMPTION

Jay Rock releases his third studio album ‘Redemption’, his first body of work since his motorcycle accident in early 2016.  I’m just here to give you the real, man,” he says, “and just basically give y’all more of me.  And just showing you my growth, that’s basically what I’m doing on this album…  Like I said,…

KENDRICK LAMAR – BLACK FRIDAY

Kendrick Lamar borrows a Vinylz-produced beat from close friend J. Cole for new track ‘Black Friday’.  The track is a remix of ‘A Tale of 2 Citiez’, which is taken from Cole’s fourth studio album, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive‘.  It’s fair to say that K-Dot uses the beat for batting practice; it’s four minutes of real intensity from…

J. COLE – 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE

  Named after his childhood home in North Carolina, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ is the third studio album from J. Cole.  Previously, we’ve struggled to get excited about the Dreamville MC, but this album took us by surprise and is easily among the best you’ll hear this year.  Showcasing his production talents with a huge variety of…

AB-SOUL – THESE DAYS…

    Ab-Soul’s ‘These Days’ release date is finally upon us, and the album is a constant slew of TDE perfection.  With a list of features as long as your arm (Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy QMac Miller, SZA, Jay Rock, Lupe Fiasco, Danny Brown, J. Cole…) it’d be easy for Soulo to take a back seat,…