Monthly Archives: October 2014

Twelve 2014 Mixtapes to Wake the Sleeping

I can’t see the beginning of 2014 from where I’m sitting. It’s too distant, over the horizon and beyond my line of sight. These past ten months have taken their time in passing, and while some journalists are expressing disappointment with this year’s hip-hop albums, I’ve been reveling in great new releases from all over […]

Vince Staples – Hell Can Wait EP Review

It’s a big step getting signed to the majors, and Def Jam is as major as any. For California rapper Vince Staples, this record deal was the culmination of years skirting the underground before gaining prominence in the past 24 months. I was first introduced to Staples when I started examining the tracklistings from Earl […]

Curren$y – More Saturday Night Car Tunes EP Review

It’s been just over a month since Curren$y released Saturday Night Car Tunes, a free mixtape EP that gave a glimpse at what Spitta Andretti’s up to these days. In short, he’s doing the same things he’s been doing; writing rap songs about smoking weed, working with Wiz Khalifa and promoting the flashiness of the […]