Lil Baby "Harder Than Ever" Review

In Lil Baby’s own words, he had never even considered himself a rapper. Growing up in a single parent household with two sisters and a mother he felt compelled to provide for, the Zone 4 native had always envisioned himself…

Atlanta’s Robbin Season: An Appreciation

Atlanta’s Robbin’ season, the second in the series, ran for 11 episodes. Each one was starkly different, important in its own distinctive way, unified by a common thread that weaved its way throughout the series premise: being robbed. Though the…

Ski Mask The Slump God "BEWARE THE BOOK OF ELI" Review

Ski Mask the Slump God was born to be a star. It only takes one viewing the Cole Bennett directed music video for “Catch Me Outside” – which recalls Chance the Rapper’s own early escapades during the Acid Rap days…

"Atlanta" Season 2 Episode 10: Blast From The Past

Remember when we used to laugh when watching Atlanta? So far this season, we’ve had Paper Boi/Al (Brian Tyree Henry) almost murdered in the woods. We had an alligator in the same house as Darius (Lakeith Stanfield) and Earn (Donald…

PRhyme "PRhyme 2" Review

“Me and Premier, we kind the same in waysWe both speak with our hands in dangerous ways” Royce Da 5’9”s introductory album Rock City 2.0  is understood to be the rapper’s ficial debut, but true aficionados know that’s merely an updated…

"Atlanta" Season 2 Episode 4: Van Gets Her Way

“We can be good together, but only when we really have to be. And I’m slowly figuring out that maybe we don’t have to.” While delivering one the most sobering lines Atlanta yet, Van finally wakes up to the realization…

Rich Homie Quan's "Rich As In Spirit" Review

Ever since the deterioration his partnership with Young Thug, a prolonged battle with his label, and controversy surrounding some tasteless lyrics, Rich Homie Quan has been fighting an uphill battle. His long-delayed album Rich as in Spirit, is, like last year’s Back…

Bishop Nehru's "Elevators: Act I & II" Review

Despite his demonstrated prowess, and relative success Bishop Nehru exists somewhere outside most hip-hop conversation. He’s independent but not quite underground. Not quite a newcomer but not quite a veteran. Beyond the Beast Coast, his music is mostly an outlier if compared…