Monthly Archives: January 2015

Archer Season Six, Episode 4: “Edie’s Wedding” Review

  About the new Archer episode. It’s the fourth of the season, and by this time the people responsible for creating the show are making important decisions regarding the current and future status of the program. One such choice is bringing back a certain long-missed “frickin’ cyborg” intent on ending Sterling’s life prematurely, like an […]

9 More Mixtapes You May Have Missed (And Why That May Or May Not Be A Good Thing)

Putting out an independent mixtape can be a struggle. Without strong label backing and promotion, the average rapper will have difficulty getting his music into your ears. Often a strong mixtape will go unnoticed, only to be stumbled upon years later. Some of these fit that description; others are just low-key. Either way, they’re all […]

SpaceGhostPurrp – Money Mendoza EP Review

SpaceGhostPurrp can release a mixtape without making a big deal out of it. Two weeks ago, his three-track Dark Angel Project Part 1 EP was discretely released on Bandcamp (a steal at $10 for a digital download), and now we enjoy the privilege of downloading the new Money Mendoza EP entirely for free. According to […]

Archer Season Six, Episode 3: “The Archer Sanction” Review

Alright, yes. This is the third episode of the season. If those were steps in a person’s run to the finish line, they’d be back on their dominant foot and on the way to the gold. After a shaky wobble in the past two episodes, Archer is beginning to gain some traction, but it’s still […]

Eight Upcoming Releases to Wet Your Whistle

Two months ago, I looked at a few 2015 hip-hop albums that I expected would be worth paying attention to. One of them, Joey Bada$$’s B4.Da.$$, came out yesterday and has already earned high praise from Anthony Fantano and Consequence of Sound, along with a moderate reception from Rolling Stone and Slant. As we wait […]

Trinidad James – No One Is Safe Review

It’s currently January 20th [Editor’s Note: WordPress apparently operates in a different time zone, as this article was published on the 21st according to their system], and as I work through my volunteer tax preparation training online, I think back to yesterday, the 29th observance of the US national holiday officially known as Birthday of […]

Archer Season Six, Episode 2: “Three To Tango” Review

Well, surprise surprise. The show that loves to bring back characters from the past has brought back a character from the past. I won’t reveal too much about this token black Jewish character for fear of dropping unwanted spoilers, but I will say it’s not Christian Slater’s mononymous character Slater, who is neither black nor […]