Winter’s Hip-Hop Soundtrack – ‘Wait For Silence’ With Wun Two

Image from wuntwo.bandcamp.com The winter season of 2014 and 2015 will continue to be one of the most significant seasons of my life. Although the excitement of the Winter vacation flushed through me, the beginning was impeded with a bad ear infection. The pain not of the physical torment, but of the inability to sink […]

Funk Excellence – Anderson .Paak’s ‘Oxnard’ Album

Image from xxlmag.com No other geographical reservoir in the world cultivates more sensual or saucy Funk music than the west coast, or more specifically, Los Angelos. The west coast has culled some of the most auspicious tones of Funk, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop throughout the twentieth and twenty-first century. During Hip-Hop’s infancy, the west coast implanted […]

Algebraic Success of Pete Rock and InI’s Center of Attention

Image from pete-rock.bandcamp.com In basic algebraic language, two variables multiply their values and result into an amplified value. Two and two go together, cultivating a new and higher integer. This basic understanding is translatable in the form of literature, art, and interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. With the case of music, the basic translation meditates on […]

Thoughts on Tyler, The Creator’s Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Album

Image from hotnewhiphop.com This post was published on UIC Radio. Any sort of material released during the holiday season is sure to garner attention from the unlikely listener. Although a popular icon among commercialized culture, Tyler, The Creator’s sound is still definitive amongst an arcane herd. Being an avid learner as well as a vivacious […]

Neptune Lagoon – Ella Mae and 2Late

Image from 2late1.bandcamp.com With all the stereotyping stipulated on SoundCloud’s internet presence, the website itself is an essential platform for the evolution of music itself. Musicians without the right connections or platforms now have a chance to shine their talent in the market that keeps changing. From sprung up one-hit wonders and consistent sounds from […]

Existential Acknowledgment – Lil Ugly Mane’s ‘Oblivion Access’ Album

Image from liluglymane.bandcamp.com All-around artists tend to display their talents through various personas. Through these pseudonyms, an artist like Travis Miller presents fragments of his overall character with bits and pieces patched together in fictional roles. Such as an author presenting their divided philosophy into different characters, musicians foretell their narrative through the musical personalities, […]

A Celebration of Life – ‘The Great Outdoors EP’ by ExZac Change and Matisse

Image from genius.com The same story has been told, is being told, and will be told for every life born and decomposed. Every boy growing into a man is the conventional story of growth and perseverance. The glorious moments will exalt the character, but those moments are impossible without the sheath of sorrow. In between […]