This gem of an album distills decades of R&B, pop, dance, rock, and soul into 10 vibrant and poignant tracks.
I enjoyed listening to rock and rap outside the mainstream, listening to the discographies of artists like Cage the Elephant, Freddie Gibbs, DMX, and The Internet.
Exploring lesser known artists during October.
Dipping my toes into a wider variety of genres in September.
First update on my goal of listening to at least one full album a day for the first time.
Vulture describes it best: “ye is a bit of a success and a bit of a failure. Like a collapsed, undercooked cake, it’s temptingly sweet but also disconcertingly mishandled.”
J. Cole’s heart-wrenching narratives are made complete with these equally poignant beats that make his words linger in your head for days afterward.
Wendy’s fires shots at McDonald’s and more, including killer lines like “Why yo’ ice cream machine always broke? Why yo’ drive through always slow?”
Part 1 of a series on various artists’ best beats. First up: Kendrick Lamar and his five full-length projects.