My #19 Favourite Album of 2014: Joell Ortiz – House Slippers

After spending the past couple years putting in work with Slaughterhouse, Joell has returned with a follow-up to his 2011 solo album, Free Agent.  While Joell likes to go off with his braggadocios freestyle raps with Slaughterhouse or on his mixtapes, he tends to use his solo albums to be a little more introspective, and…

My #20 Favourite Album of 2014: Ab-Soul – These Days…

This album threw some fans off, as it sounds very different from Ab-Soul’s previous album, 2012’s Control System.  Just when you thought Ab-Soul established his style, he went and switched things up on this album.  There are still glimpses of his old style, with his focus on wordplay and thought-provoking lyrics, but These Days sees…

Mixtape Review: Nova Major – Whatever It…[TAKES]

With a little time to kill before the next concert review, it’s time to review another mixtape!  Nova Major is a new artist from the Toronto area signed to Track House Entertainment, here with his debut mixtape, Whatever It…[TAKES].  You can download and/or stream the mixtape for free here, or check out the songs (with lower…

Artist Profile + Album Review: 50 Cent – Animal Ambition

“Damn, homie, in high school you was the man, homie…. The f*** happened to you??” –Wanksta That quote pretty much sums up how I’ve felt about 50 Cent.  I’ve gone from thinking he was the coolest rapper when I was twelve years old, to the lamest rapper when I was around seventeen, and now I…

My #3 Favourite Album of 2013: Demigodz – KILLmatic

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My #5 Favourite Album of 2013: Shad – Flying Colours

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