Tag-Team Album Review: OtherWise Known – After Hours

Last year I got Great Mathias from The Mathias Doctrine (renamed Spinesthesia) and Wayne Maye from Wayne’s Hip Hop Blog to do a joint review of Nova Major’s mixtape Whatever It…[TAKES].  This time, Nova (now going by Otto Major)’s group OtherWise Known has released their debut album, After Hours.  While Wayne couldn’t make it this time, I brought back…

The Countdown (In Review): My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2014

Happy Holidays to all!  For those who couldn’t keep up with the daily countdown, I have all of the entries listed below.  Click on the albums to read the reviews!  Also look out for my Top Concerts of the Year list dropping on New Years Eve! Honourable Mentions #20 Ab-Soul – These Days… (B-) #19 Joell…

My #3 Favourite Album of 2014: ¡Mayday! & Murs – ¡MursDay!

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* *Click here to go back to #10* This album came out of nowhere and rocked my summer.  Sometime in the first or second quarter of the year it was announced that underground hip-hop veteran Murs had signed…

My #5 Favourite Album of 2014: Ces Cru – Codename: Ego Stripper

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* *Click here to go back to #10* After last year’s very successful Constant Energy Struggles, Ces Cru is keeping up the momentum with their second album on Strange Music, Codename: Ego Stripper.  Some might see the word…

My #6 Favourite Album of 2014: Apathy – Connecticut Casual

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* *Click here to go back to #10* Timing is everything; this album may not have had the impact of some of the previous entries on the countdown, but it was the soundtrack to my whole summer.  As…

My #7 Favourite Album of 2014: Linkin Park – The Hunting Party

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* I know, this isn’t a hip-hop album.  Linkin Park is one of the few rock bands I really love, and there is enough hip-hop influence here for my regular readers, but more on that later.  While their…

My #9 Favourite Album of 2014: Ghostface Killah – 36 Seasons

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* One week after releasing A Better Tomorrow with the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah returned with another addition to his solo discography.  36 Seasons is another concept album similar to 2013’s Twelve Reasons To Die, as it sounds…

My #10 Favourite Album of 2014: Eminem & Various Artists – Shady XV

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #15* Shady Records is celebrating fifteen years in the music industry with Shady XV, a double-disc album that features previously released hits from the past on one disc (which I won’t cover here), and new music from the…