On Wax: Future, James Blake, Soulja Boy + More
Jan 21st '19

On Wax: Future, James Blake, Soulja Boy + More

Future Presents: The WIZRD Now that 2019 has settled in, the new releases have started—and let’s talk about Future’s seventh album. The WIZRD has a now sober Future playing it safe with a sound we’re much familiar with. However, Future is the originator of the modern trap sound, making his execution of it much better than […]

On Wax: Future, J. Cole, Gucci Gang + More

On Wax: Future, J. Cole, Gucci Gang + More

Future Drops Single Ahead of Album Release  Trap behemoth, Future, is starting off 2019 with a splash. The artist dropped a new single titled “Crushed Up,” alongside visuals. The song is produced by Wheezy and is in the vein of the current hip-hop landscape. Future also revealed that his next album will come out January […]

On Wax Special: Top Five Albums, Artists, and Singles of 2018

On Wax Special: Top Five Albums, Artists, and Singles of 2018

Last year, 2018, was an interesting year for hip-hop with more ups and downs than one could count, and even in the low points, we still had a tremendous amount of highlights. Top Five Artists  Hiram: 5. Lil Wayne After many long years of waiting, Lil Wayne fans finally got the long-awaited album, Tha Carter […]

Crossfading Styles

Crossfading Styles

Hip-hop, the aesthetic lifestyle of breakdancing, street art, and rap music has always been a celebration of the culture around it, namely the culture of Black America. Rap music, in particular, became a cultural doorway that allowed African Americans to deliver their message to the world around them. At the same time, rap was always […]

On Wax: Meek Mill’s Freedom, Post Malone drops an album, and Unexpected Beefs

On Wax: Meek Mill’s Freedom, Post Malone drops an album, and Unexpected Beefs

POST DROPS ‘BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS’ Post Malone has finally released his much-anticipated sophomore album, Beerbongs & Bentleys. The project features previous hits like “Rockstar” and “Psycho,” alongside new fan favorites like “Stay” and “Rich and Sad.” While the album is much to his fans’ liking, Post really plays it safe, continuing the sound he developed […]

Self-Righteous or Self-Aware: The Embattled Critical Response to J. Cole’s ‘KOD’

Self-Righteous or Self-Aware: The Embattled Critical Response to J. Cole’s ‘KOD’

When J. Cole released his album, KOD, last week, the world stopped to listen. Breaking 24 hour streaming records on both Spotify and Apple Music, the 33-year-old artist came back onto the scene with an important message to deliver. KOD offers both a reflection and a warning on the many forms of addiction— drugs, sex, money, and […]

The Drop – Billie Eilish, Khalid, & J. Cole

The Drop – Billie Eilish, Khalid, & J. Cole

The Drop is us cutting through the massive jungle of new music that’s been released over the last seven days. We sharpen our proverbial machetes and cut through the shit to get you to the content that you need to be listening to. This is The Drop.  -Control Forever Billie Eilish & Khalid – “lovely” […]

On Wax: J. Cole Season Now, Yeezy and Drizzy Season Next

On Wax: J. Cole Season Now, Yeezy and Drizzy Season Next

J. Cole Season is Here J. Cole shocked everyone when he announced that he was dropping an album in less than two days. A day before the album would release on 4/20, Cole would give us not only a trailer, but the same titled track as the album, KOD. Standing for Kids on Drugs, Cole’s […]