Monthly Archives: November 2014

The 10 Best Gucci Mane Songs of 2014

I mince no words in stating that I am a Gucci Mane fan. Following his career over the course of the year has kept me busy. The federal gun charges that Gucci picked up threatened to put him away for up to twenty years, although he was sentenced to only thirty-nine months after pleading guilty. […]

11 Best Brutal Death Metal albums of 2014

Hi-ho, hi-ho! Jolly cheers and chilly beers to everyone. The holiday season is approaching, meaning it’s time for the Best of 2014 lists to start rolling out. Before we work up to the big-ticket lists, I’d like to share with you fourteen of my favorite brutal death metal albums which came out in the past […]

Six 2015 Rap Projects to Get Excited About

6. Mike G Odd Future stalwart Mike G has had a quiet few years since his biggest project to date, Ali, was released. His Award Tour EP, while solid, did more to promote Vince Staples than Mike G, and last year’s Verses didn’t generate much acclaim. It’s unlikely laidback, pot-puffing Mike G will ever match […]

My Thoughts on Gone Girl (the novel)

I started reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl about two weeks ago, after a few failed attempts to go see David Fincher’s film adaptation, which was released in mid-October (the closest movie theater is a 15 minute drive, or about a 45 minute bus ride from my house in downtown Madison, WI). As a David Fincher […]

Eleven Great Freddie Gibbs Guest Appearances

By the time Freddie Gibbs released his Madlib-produced album Piñata in March of this year, the Gary, Indiana rapper had already been making hip-hop for ten years. From the Full Metal Jackit days up to his debut album ESGN, “Freddie Forgiatos” developed a unique aptitude for storytelling through his insightful, imaginative rhymes. The 2010 XXL Freshman […]