Talib Kweli at Metro 2/2/2017

Talib Kweli is, without question, one of hip hop’s greatest ambassadors. His music has a message of social justice and peace, he’s constantly collaborating with up and coming talent, and he has the talent of the best MC’s minus the arrogance. His shows are always a good time because they’re less about him and more about the love of music. Last night at Metro in … Continue reading Talib Kweli at Metro 2/2/2017

Kanye West-The Life Of Pablo

   Somewhere in the hedonistic chaos of The Life  Of Pablo there lies a record that is pretty good. But, Kanye being Kanye, he couldn’t leave it alone-a problem that consistently stops him from making “the greatest record of all-time.” If you cut TLOP in half, you still wouldn’t have a history-defining album, but a decent follow-up to the much beloved Yeezus. I wasn’t a … Continue reading Kanye West-The Life Of Pablo

Biggest Disappointments Of 2013

10.┬áTicket Prices-I know this controversey has been around for 20 years, but it’s finally starting to really bother me. I get into a lot of shows for free, so maybe the high cost of tickets is just more shocking to me now. I know if I go see Springsteen it’s gonna cost me a pretty penny, but he’s also going to play for at least … Continue reading Biggest Disappointments Of 2013

Jay-Z: Magna Carta Holy Grail

If I’m being really honest, and this is a place where I try to always be transparent about my thoughts on music, Jay-Z hasn’t put out a great solo album in over a decade. I say solo because one could make the argument that Watch The Throne is a great album. I wouldn’t make that argument, but I could see someone else doing so. 2002’s … Continue reading Jay-Z: Magna Carta Holy Grail

Mid-Year Best Of-Best Songs Of 2013

It’s been a pretty good year so far. Some unexpected triumphs and some disappointments, but that’s the way it goes. I won’t get too wordy and try to explain my thought process on this list other than the first song is the bottom, not the top. So they keep getting better later in the list. Just sit back and press play. Continue reading Mid-Year Best Of-Best Songs Of 2013