LIL MUSIC REVIEW: GOLDLINK – DIASPORA

Even though black identity is a deeply rooted tree with an infinite amount of branches, I often think that many of us have shared experiences. It's the singe on the back of your ear from the hot comb. It's smooth melodies of 70s or 80s or 90s tunes strutting into your ears on a Sunday morning as you stumble out of a good night's rest, signaling: it's time to clean. It's Chamillionaire. (I don't...

LIL MUSIC REVIEW: EMINEM FEAT. BEYONCE – WALK ON WATER

Am I the only person that wasn't exactly looking forward to Eminem's comeback? I knew that it was coming since I witnessed Eminem's public slaughter of President Trump during the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. I've never been the biggest Eminem fan, but I can truly respect the longevity of his career and the mastery of his craft as a rapper. So, if Eminem drops something I gotta at least check the...

LIL MUSIC REVIEW: SYD – ALWAYS NEVER HOME

Singer-songwriter, DJ, The Internet front-woman, and super dope individual Syd just dropped a new three song EP "Always Never Home". It was only last year she dropped her first solo album, so I was majorly surprised when she announced the EP. I was slightly saddened by the fact that it's only three songs. But, it's a great transitional project until we're blessed with the next The Internet album....

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...