This week’s entry was incredibly tough. Ever since Chance the Rapper’s Acid Rap came out earlier this year, It galvanises me with each listen and seeing him perform at XOYO only increased my admiration for the tape. However, then I listened to Autre Ne Veut’s Anxiety; you must be thinking this is some abstract artist who no one would understand, […]Read more "Album of the Week: Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety"
So you’ve listen to Drake’s Hold On, We’re Going Home and you like what you’re hearing. Give the recognition to Majid Jordan who produced the beat and gave the song a very 80’s dance vibe. The OVO artists, who used to perform under the moniker Good People, re-released their EP Afterhours since signing to Drake’s label. The EP has […]Read more "Album of the Week: Majid Jordan – Afterhours EP"
You know when a random song appears in your subconscious and prompts you to have a listen – then said song motivates you to listen to the album on which it appeared. That’s how I felt this week when I decided to play One Mo’ Gin by D’Angelo. One Mo’ Gin has to be one […]Read more "Album of the Week: D’Angelo – Voodoo"
I’ll admit, there are a lot of albums deserving of a written recommendation as I resume normal services with AOTW; they’ll get their respective mentions in due course. This week’s AOTW is Musiq Soulchild’s first album Aijuswanaseing, released back in 2000. I first listened to Aijuswanaseing when I was a scrawny little eleven year-old lad and […]Read more "Album of the Week – Musiq Soulchild: Aijuswanaseing"
I’ll forgive Joey for calling himself Joey Bada$$, for two reasons, he’s only 18 and he actually has raw talent. 1999 isn’t quite an album, it’s a mixtape however it has the structure of a debut album. I rave on about this young lad quite a lot but apart from Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole, there […]Read more "Album Of The Week: Joey Bada$$ – 1999"
In the midst of all the alternative hip hop that we’ve been graced with over the past few years, I’ve overlooked how great Man On The Moon is. The debut album by Kid Cudi, real name Scott Mescudi, was released back in 2009 at a time where unfortunately, Lil Wayne was dominating the rap scene. […]Read more "Album Of The Week: Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day"
It’s been ten years since 50 Cent released his critically acclaimed Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ and the album still sounds just as good as it did when it came out. Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ wasn’t short of any media attention and neither was the rapper, real name Curtis Jackson. The album was released shortly […]Read more "Album Of The Week: 50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Tryin’"
Now if you’re a keen follower of Marvin’s Corridor, you’ll already know that Miguel is one of my favourite artists around at the moment, as he probably is to many people. However, a lot of people overlook his first album, this is partly due to the sheer brilliance of Kaleidoscope Dream. Although not as great […]Read more "Album Of The Week: Miguel – All I Want Is You"
The 1997 live EP features recordings from Maxwell’s MTV Unpluggedsession, which features five songs from his debut album Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite.This was very unusual for an artist with only one studio album to participate in the MTV series. However the album is perfect for live Jazz sessions in some dingy, backstreet cafe. Most fans […]Read more "Album Of The Week: Maxwell – MTV Unplugged"
The debut album by the late Amy Winehouse really is a timeless classic. It not only did commercial well but it’s regarded by many to be her best work, my favourite anyway. Frank re-entered the charts twice, after the release of Back to Black and after her death in 2011. The standout tracks on the […]Read more "Album of the Week: Amy Winehouse – Frank"