lil’ music review – BIG FISH THEORY / VINCE STAPLES

When I first peeped Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, I believe it was on Earl Sweatshirt's song Hive back in 2013. I messed with his flow, his tone/accent, his crazy lyrics, and that he radiated over all these good vibes from just lounging in the front seat of the car. Skip right to 2:55 in the vid to hear his verse. He just seemed like my kind of rapper, ya feel me? I've been following him like...

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...