On Wax: XXXTENTACION, Ice Cube + More

On Wax: XXXTENTACION, Ice Cube + More

XXXTENTACION’s First Posthumous Album, SKINS The release of XXXTENTACION’s third album, SKINS, saw the light of day. This album marks the first full-length release since his passing in June. The album is short, which is like his previous works, and a lot of these tracks feel like working demos that never got finished. While understandable, SKINS feels empty […]

On Wax: Anderson .Paak, ‘Creed II: The Album’ + More

On Wax: Anderson .Paak, ‘Creed II: The Album’ + More

Anderson .Paak Shows Us Oxnard After a prolific upbringing, Aftermath’s Anderson .Paak returns with his third solo album, Oxnard. An ode to his hometown, the album mixes his soulful R&B with hard-hitting hip-hop beats. The project was mixed by Dr. Dre, as well as features some of his production and vocals; a rare sight nowadays. The project […]

On Wax: Vince Staples, Metro Boomin, Takeoff + More

On Wax: Vince Staples, Metro Boomin, Takeoff + More

Vince Staples Keeps it Cali West Coast’s finest, Vince Staples, has delivered a new project titled FM!. One of the hottest new producers, Kenny Beats, takes most of the production credits, giving us bouncy bass with heavy bangers. The cohesiveness of this project is crafted with the help of Big Boy’s neighborhood, a legendary radio personality […]

On Wax: ‘WRLD ON DRUGS,’ Lil Yachty, Khalid + More

On Wax: ‘WRLD ON DRUGS,’ Lil Yachty, Khalid + More

Future & Juice WRLD Drop Surprise Project An unlikely duo—trap veteran, Future, and newcomer, Juice WRLD, came out of nowhere this weekend and released their new project. WRLD ON DRUGS is a vibrant mixtape that showcases both artist’s respective talents. While neither party is necessarily bad, there are plenty of shortcomings. Future dominates most of the […]

SWEET: Brockhampton’s Incredible Uprising

SWEET: Brockhampton’s Incredible Uprising

“Anybody wanna make a band?” -Ian Simpson’s post on the KanyeToThe.com Damn!! Brockhampton’s iridescence just hit number one on the Billboard #200. The number one album in the country…but let me back it up. A year ago, I attended the 2017 edition of Camp Flog Gnaw. There were a lot of acts on my list of artists […]

On Wax: Lil Baby + Gunna, T.I., Sheck Wes and More

On Wax: Lil Baby + Gunna, T.I., Sheck Wes and More

Lil Baby x Gunna Finally arriving is the highly-anticipated Gunna and Lil Baby project, Drip Harder. The two have recently exploded on the hip-hop scene, damn near shaking it to the point where everyone has heard of this duo. This is one a lot of people have been waiting for—even comparing them to duos, like Lil […]

On Wax: Brockhampton, ‘Tha Carter V,’ + More

On Wax: Brockhampton, ‘Tha Carter V,’ + More

The Greatest Boy Band in the World: Brockhampton A lot has happened to San Marcos/Los Angeles based collective boy band, Brockhampton. After blowing up with their Saturation trilogy, the band’s fame almost came to a halt when former member, Ameer Vann, was called out for sexual misconduct. The group decided to kick him out, and […]

On Wax [Special]: Rest In Peace Mac Miller

On Wax [Special]: Rest In Peace Mac Miller

Mac Miller: One of the Greatest to Ever Do It Many people were touched by Malcolm James McCormick, AKA Mac Miller. A personal artist who never held back what he needed to say. A man of many talents, as he could seemingly pick up nay instrument and play it. He always kept pushing his sonics […]

On Wax: YBN, Kanye & Lil Pump, + More

On Wax: YBN, Kanye & Lil Pump, + More

YBN Makes a Splash Hip-hop’s newest rap group, YBN, have released their first project together. YBN: The Mixtape features YBN Nahmir, Almighty J, and Cordae doing their thing. All of them have their own unique style, which makes for an interesting listen. YBN Cordae is a lyrical beast, which contrasts interestingly with the other two. YBN […]