ANALYZING 2017 XXL FRESHMAN (PLAYBOI CARTI & PNB ROCK)

My fave hip hop senseis are always stomping on the current state of hip-hop with their pristine Timberland boots. They love to talk about what's "real" and what's not. I always back my generation of hip-hop and say that even though some more popular hip hop isn't too great there are many more young artists that are spectacular. My first thought (from that one side of my brain that's a hip hop...

lil’ music review – BURN MY NAME / RAY & CHRIS BROWN

This morning when I checked the always reliable scholarly source Twitter, I learned from XXL that Ray J and Chris Brown had just dropped a joint mixtape entitled “Burn My Name”. I wondered how there can be that much headassery put into one body of work. As I listened, I learned it can be done quite easily. There’s something that I dig about the tape though. Maybe it’s the A1 thuggish...