When are the Masses Going to Stop Sleeping on Miguel?

Listen, Miguel is a national treasure and we should all be appreciating him as such. Not only is he musically capable of bodying his own songs, but also everyone else’s. Don’t believe me, let the talent speak for itself: Not enough proof? Let’s go back to the beginning. For the most part, we were all…

K.O.D.: The Best J. Cole Album Yet?

Since 2010 the world has found a place in the mind and the music of Jermaine Cole. Friday Night Lights, J. Cole’s last mixtape, was a dazzling display of true lyricism that was not only sorely needed at the time but set him on his current trajectory. Coles’ introspection on the project comes from a…

For the Culture 2017 (Year End Review)

2017 has been quite the year. A lot of lows, but what has been beautiful is that this climate has caused more people to become active. To speak out more. To be more intentionally engaged. Here are some things that touched me to my core; the realest of 2017: 1. Best Interview: Young Jeezy’s interview…

Who’s the Better Storyteller: J. Cole or Kendrick Lamar?

I haven’t publicly come out and said this yet, but I’m a huge fan of the Joe Budden Podcast. On Episode 108 Joe Budden asks the question above, and honestly, I had to pause and write this post in response, before hearing their answers, because the question is just that good! I’m a huge Cole…

The Best Albums of 2016

It is easily arguable that 2016 has been a year of loss, disappointment, death, and devastation. On these points, I won’t disagree, however, 2016 has been a great year for music. Here are the albums that almost made all of the turmoil of 2016 worth it, in no particular order: 1. A Seat at The…