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Sonic Selection: Jay-Z – “Party Life”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from hip-hop legend Jay-Z (@S_C_) with a track from one of his most critically-acclaimed albums. Jay-Z – “Party Life” From the depths of Jay-Z’s expansive discography comes a track from his critically-acclaimed concept album, American Gangster, inspired by the Denzel Washington film of the same name. “Party Life” is a 4-minute journey akin … Continue reading

Album Review: Big Sean – “Finally Famous”

Big Sean – Finally Famous (2011) After several mixtapes and a litany of delays, Big Sean’s major-label debut comes in the form of a release that heartily declares the arrival of one of hip-hop’s promising young stars. However, despite all the accolades heaped upon him since his signing to G.O.O.D. Music, does Finally Famous deliver … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Kanye West – “Everything I Am”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from controversial Chicago MC/producer Kanye West (@kanyewest). Kanye West – “Everything I Am” One of the highlights of his critically-acclaimed album Graduation, Kanye West returns to his soul-sample roots in his introspective narrative, “Everything I Am.” Accompanied by the scratches of the legendary DJ Premier, Kanye laments the downside of his celebrity over … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Lloyd Banks – “Check Me Out”

Today’s Sonic Selection is the latest track from G-Unit veteran Lloyd Banks (@lloydbanks). Lloyd Banks – “Check Me Out” The return of Lloyd Banks to the Sonic Selection mix is a promotional single that marks another collaboration with producer Cardiak, responsible for the hit “Start It Up” from The Hunger For More 2. Sharing similarities … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Lloyd Banks ft. Ryan Leslie – “So Forgetful”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from critically-acclaimed G-Unit wordsmith Lloyd Banks (@lloydbanks) with vocals and production from the multi-talented Ryan Leslie (@ryanleslie).  Lloyd Banks ft. Ryan Leslie – “So Forgetful” Meaty drums, slick synthesizers, and a classy piano loop serve as the backdrop to Lloyd Banks’ raspy narrative of late-night escapades. “So Forgetful” is the perfect … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Kid Cudi ft. Chip Tha Ripper – “Hyyerr”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from alt-hip-hop artist and G.O.O.D. Music signee Kid Cudi (@wizardcud) with an assist from Cleveland native Chip Tha Ripper (@Chip216). Kid Cudi ft. Chip Tha Ripper – “Hyyerr” The penultimate track on Kid Cudi’s 2009 debut Man on the Moon: The End of Day, “Hyyerr” is a visual tapestry packaged into R&B … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Wale ft. Lloyd – “Let’s Chill”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from Washington, D.C. native Wale (@Wale) with an assist from contemporary-R&B heavyweight Lloyd (@Lloyd_YG) and their take on a classic new-jack swing track.  Wale ft. Lloyd – “Let’s Chill” If you remember ’80s R&B group Guy and their single “Let’s Chill,” this track should sound familiar, as the production samples and … Continue reading

Album Review: Bad Meets Evil – “Hell: The Sequel”

When news broke that estranged Detroit wordsmiths Royce Da 5’9″ and Eminem settled their differences, speculation ran wild as to the future of two of the best lyricists in hip-hop. Could a Bad Meets Evil reunion truly happen, even with all of the bad blood between former best friends? Could we get the absolute best of … Continue reading