No announcement, no PR, no marketing. Well, some marketing. But to the naked eye and usual fan, Beyonce created magic right before our eyes, releasing an album of 12 songs and 17 videos through her Instagram page.
Shocked fans and music lovers alike have been buzzing about the new release since it’s occurrence last night. Beyonce hasn’t stopped with the release though, she has also started to release new photos of herself to the media. Beyonce fans, this is your season.
No surprise in the awesome sounds. And definitely no shock in the people’s response.
Stay classy San Diego.
The prolific, profound and eccentric Curtiss King performs “OhMyGod”
Video courtesy of Black Cloud Music
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We have covered some of the most lyrical emcees in Hip Hop to date, including Mos Def (Yasin Bey), MF DOOM, Nas, Andre 3000 and more. Now we cover some of the most questionable rhymes of our time. The rhymes that make us say, “Say What?!?!”
First off, when Biggie said…. “You look so good I would…”
Oh no! How wild style is that? We didn’t even expect that verse to come out.
Here is a list of the notable mentions. These cats are always saying some off the wall stuff. Especially when we least expect it.
1. Tyler the Creator
2. Kanye West
3. Action Bronson
4. 2 Chainz
5. Mac Miller
6. School Boy Q
7. Chance the Rapper
If you have any other artists that come to mind, drop us a line in the comments!
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Genre: Hip Hop
Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Album Title: Good Kid M.A.A.D City
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Rating (out of 5): 4.25
Brief Description: After releasing numerous mixtapes and features, the long awaited debut album of Kendrick Lamar has arrived just on time. Singles include “Swimming Pools” and “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake.
Overall approach of album
Theme of album lost after first few tracks
Fluitity of album
The wrap up:
Amazing album. From start to finish. I was hesitant on if Kendrick would be able to live up to the anticipation and hype that was created around this effort, but he definitely delivered. Although there were a few tracks I had to let grow on me, the overall effort was a great one. I really think he took us to Compton, through the streets of Los Angeles and opened up his mind and world to the public. You can definitely hear his experiences through his word choice and delivery. Only downfall of the album was the placement of his tracks. I would have liked to see certain songs preceed others, but I can’t bicker too much about that.
Favorite tracks off the album were:
Black Boy Fly
The Recipe feat Dr. Dre
Bitch, Dant Kill My Vibe
Poetic Justice feat Drake
Hell… The whole thing.
Good effort Kendrick. Can’t wait for the next project.
GENRE: Hip Hop
Album Title: “Life Is Good”
Release Date: July 17th, 2012
Rating (out of 5): 4.75
Nas’ release of “Life Is Good” comes after a long wait. Featuring his single “Nasty” and “Daughters,” this is Nas’ 13th album since coming out in the 90’s.
- Old school feel
- Beat selection
- Lyrical content
- Overall theme of album
- Introduction really sets the tone
- Too many references to Kelis
The wrap up:
I would have to say that this album can be summed up as Nas from the 90’s having a conference call with Nas today and coming out with an album that tells the whole story. I couldn’t have been more happy with the end result. I have been rocking with Nas since the first album and it has been a bumpy ride (album wise) but this album makes even the biggest Nas hater an admirer. From start to finish, Nas does what he is known to do, and that is tell a story. A story that entraps its listener from start to end. I think he did a great job of infusing his “Old School” style and the newer approach to Hip Hop in songs like “Accident Murderers” and “Summer on Smash.”
Kudos to the QB representer
The album is definitely NASTY!
GENRE: Hip Hop
Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Album Title: Food And Liquor 2: The American Rap Album Part 1
Release Date: September 25th, 2012
Rating (out of 5): 3.9
Lupe Fiasco’s highly anticipated album release after Lasers, Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album (Part 1) came out with hopes of rekindling the flame of the first Food and Liquor album released in 2006. Touching on some of the same issues, Lupe stirs up the fans with the single “Bitch Bad” where he mocks the coined phrase for an attractive woman.
- Lupe Fiasco came out with another album.
- Uses Ayesha for the album’s intro
- Has a LARGE spectrum of styles on each track
- Dope rendition of T.R.O.Y
- Super dope outro
- Lyrically did not remind me of Food and Liquor
- Some songs sound like Lupe was holding back
- Too many trendy songs
- Not enough relevant content
- Didn’t feel like there was a theme for the album
The wrap up:
Okay, so I may sound harsh, but I did not care for this album. I was really excited to see that Lupe had named the album after his debut album, which set an expectation in my mind that this album would compare to that first attempt. I don’t feel like it did. Food and Liquor 2 did not seem to have a consistent theme, and that is one thing that I love about Lupe (his ability to plan and execute themes in his albums). In addition, the overall sound was a little too POP for what I like to hear from Lupe. I even took the time to go back and see if it was just me or if I really was hearing a POP side to him. The second album (The Cool) was well planned and executed. Even Lasers (Which wasn’t really a favorite but was better than this album) had an agenda.
Honestly, I won’t stop being a fan of Lupe from this album, but I do think about the timing of it. What would have happened if he came out with this album first instead of 4th? I probably would have stop checking for him.
But I did have a few tracks that did not disappoint:
Around my way
and Hood Now
Sorry Lupe, I guess I will have to listen to the first two albums until Part 2 comes out.
Is there a such thing as discriminating against pregnant women?
Meet the woman who was fired for “saying bye bye” and the reason she KNOWS that is a lie.
We also covered more on the Trayvon Martin case, Steve Blake’s recent death threats, the ALL YOU CAN EAT disaster and more!
You have to see this!
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Are you apart of the Dark Side or JEDI LIFE?
Today Da Queen interviews the very talented JEDILIFE out of Denver, Colorado!
You do not want to miss this very entertaining interview
If you enjoyed any of the music of JEDILIFE please feel free to download their latest work onhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/JediLife/107001222723018
AND HERE IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY!!!
Today on The SoapBoxx Radio we covered marriage trends including the recent discussion of President Barack Obama’s support of same sex marriage. Also, we spoke about the tax issues in California, more on the Trayvon Martin case and the results from Jennifer Hudson’s recent family massacre.
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Hear about Chris Bosh and his indefinite leave from the NBA?
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