Drake – Back To Back Freestyle

At 4:30am, Drake decided to unleash a second track aimed directly at Meek Mill, “Back to Back Freestyle.” “I guess this is what I gotta do to make y’all rap,” Drake says after impatiently waiting four days for Meek Mill’s response to “Charged Up.” Drake continue to take shots at Meek Mill’s relationship with Nicki Minaj, …

I’m Charged Up

Over the weekend, Drake utilized his OVO Radio show on Apple Music to debut, “Charged Up,” his response to Meek Mill’s claim that he allegedly used a ghostwriter on “R.I.C.O” from “Dreams Worth More Than Money.” You can listen to the new track below: “Charged Up” is the definition of subtle brilliance. The beat doesn’t knock you out of your …

Big Sean underwhelms with ‘Dark Sky Paradise’

After a disappointing sophomore release, Big Sean promised he would deliver a higher quality product with his third album, “Dark Sky Paradise.” After all, the saying goes, “third times a charm.” But as you listen to the album, it becomes apparent that Sean’s raps are either lazy and forced, or over-extended and off-beat. He overcompensates with …

Big Sean falls short with ‘Hall of Fame’

This summer, hip-hop has taken over and delivered a number of phenomenal albums such as Kanye West’s “Yeezus,” J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” and Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta…Holy Grail.” With competition at an all-time high, Sean had big expectations to live up to with his sophomore album, “Hall of Fame,” which was released Tuesday, August 27th. With …

What to make of Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’

The following paragraph was written after I finished the review. Some of these views are expressed later on, but I had to get this off of my chest first. On Friday night, I was at a bar in Center City Philadelphia and “All Falls Down” came on while I was sitting outside. Moments later, my friend …

An in-depth look at J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’

First and foremost, welcome to my new website that describes me well: The Hip-Hop Connoisseur. Here, you will find reviews of the latest and greatest in hip-hop, R&B, and if I’m into it, some alternative music as well. Let’s get things started with J. Cole’s “Born Sinner,” which he let loose on his website, bornsinner.com …

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