Even 25 years later, Cypress Hill’s sophomore LP remains hard to classify, and feels darker and less accessible than their eponymous debut album that preceded it.
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The Beastie Boys willingness to stretch their boundaries while combining all of the elements of their first four LPs resulted in ‘Hello Nasty.’
The final album to feature Shalamar’s original lineup, ‘The Look’ had a lot going for it upon its release 35 years ago, especially within the context of its time.
Like many of Funkadelic’s early albums, ‘Cosmic Slop’ was not a commercial success. However, it grew to become a perennial favorite of their dedicated fanbase.
Akinyele’s inaugural LP finds him traversing some pretty bumpy territory, often with skill and humor, but occasionally with a peerless crudeness.
‘Debut’ comfortably slides in and out of genres from one song to the next without disturbing the flow, making the journey feel seamless.
Florence + The Machine’s fourth studio album delivers on the formulas that have proven to work well in the past, but are still exciting upon first listen.
Though Melody Prochet’s second studio affair under the Melody’s Echo Chamber moniker can be at times overwhelming, she has not wasted a single breath here.
Drake is consistent as always on his fifth studio LP, but needs to push himself harder and reach a little deeper if he wants to hold your attention for nearly 90 minutes.
Clocking in at just under two and a half hours long, the album is visceral and stirring on all levels, to say the least.
Whilst ‘Bad Witch’ might not be the “album” many longed for, there are compelling elements hidden deep within its tracks that reveal themselves with each listen.
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Though A Tribe Called Quest’s indelible musical legacy will endure for eternity, this video offers a welcome opportunity to bid a final farewell to the fantastic foursome.
It’s not a conventional summer song by any stretch, but as its celestial title suggests, Allen’s latest track is note-perfect as a late July night slow jam.
“Like Sugar” is the lead single from Khan’s forthcoming new album, which will be her first since 2007’s two-time Grammy Award-winning ‘Funk This.’
“I wanted to do my best to keep hip-hop around,” Young MC confides. “Not only so I could keep doing it, but so that everybody else could keep doing it as well.”
“Thank God in the modern world the music that we leave behind becomes very accessible to people even when we’re not around,” Rodgers reflects.
“For me, it just starts with songwriting,” Rae reflects. “I love so many different kinds of music, and hopefully notes of all of it come through in some way.”
The energy you get being in the room with the right people is priceless,” KINGDM says of the recording process. “Sharing the experience of seeing a song come to life is incredible.”
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