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…

Artist Profile + Album Review: Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Tomorrow is the official release date for Eminem’s 8th solo album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.  The album leaked last week (minus the bonus tracks) and I’ve been able to live with it for a bit and form an opinion, but first let me take you through Eminem’s career and how I’ve followed it over…

Artist Profile + Album Review: Shad – Flying Colours

Today is the official release date for Shad’s fourth album, Flying Colours.  While I will definitely be writing about this album in December during my Top 30 Favourite Albums of the Year Countdown, I feel compelled to do the whole Artist Profile and review now because, in my opinion, Shad is the illest Canadian hip-hop…

Artist Profile + Album Review: Drake – Nothing Was The Same

I can’t say I’m a big Drake fan.  He’s done some great things economically for Canadian hip hop and is the biggest name to come from Toronto, so I always give his albums a listen and really try to like them, but I just haven’t been able to get into his music like that.  I…