ON WAX: XXXTENTACION ‘MEMBERS ONLY VOL. 4,’ BOOGIE DROPS ‘EVERYTHING’S FOR SALE,’ + MORE
Jan 28th '19

ON WAX: XXXTENTACION ‘MEMBERS ONLY VOL. 4,’ BOOGIE DROPS ‘EVERYTHING’S FOR SALE,’ + MORE

BOOGIE’S EVERYTHING’S FOR SALE  Compton MC, Boogie, dropped his major label debut project titled Everything’s For Sale. What’s special about Boogie is his introspective lyricism, alongside his ability to both sing and rap. The production can be smooth, with Boogie opting for a more traditional hip-hop sound versus the dominate trap production. That’s not to say […]

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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: Remembering X + More

On Wax: Remembering X + More

XXXTentacion Passes at Twenty On June 18th, we lost rapper Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, who went by the stage name XXXTentacion, after being shot in Deerfield Beach, Florida. As an artist, X showed promise and untapped potential years beyond his stay. His connection with fans and those around him allowed for him to touch almost every […]

XXXTentacion is Generation Z’s 2Pac

XXXTentacion is Generation Z’s 2Pac

On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:40PM, we lost the much-maligned XXXTentacion to a robbery attempt that might end up being called an assassination. 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G, Big L, and now XXXTentacion. X will be Generation Z’s Tupac Shakur. I can hear the old school cats calling for my head now, but the parallels are […]

XXXTentacion: New Music, Same Past

XXXTentacion: New Music, Same Past

Released in its entirety on March 16th, XXXtentacion’s second studio album, ?, will appear in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart as of Tuesday, March 27th. However, on March 21st, the 20-year-old rapper was released from his strict house arrest situation. This house arrest is the most recent event in a […]

On Wax: Last Week in Hip-Hop

On Wax: Last Week in Hip-Hop

Run of the Mill Trap Singles Galore This week was full of some really unimaginative songs from a lot of different hip-hop artists: Belly dropped a DJ Mustard song featuring YG titled “4 Days.” If you’ve ever heard a Mustard produced track or a Belly track, you know what to expect. YG also appeared on […]

The all inclusive guide to XXl’s upcoming 2018 Freshman class

The all inclusive guide to XXl’s upcoming 2018 Freshman class

In what could be considered one of the greatest triumph stories of all time, hip-hop not only became the most listened to music in 2017, but also proved that above all odds, it has the ability to last. For over 30 years, Emcees have risen to the challenge, developing their skill to prove why they […]