What is Nocturnal Playground?
It's where your mind goes when you are trapped inside the matter of creativity. Music can take you on an intensified journey through many emotions. Fashion can take your style to different dimensions and add levels to your wardrobe. My job is to fulfill you music and fashion muse. I will provide you the new, exclusive and undiscovered of these two coinciding worlds. So with that being said, enjoy Nocturnal Playground. Where the beats never sleep.
As much salt they throw on Drake, you can't deny the fact that is a great artist and his fourth album entitled, Nothing Was The Same, is sure to please your ears with melodic rhymes and harmonic singing.
At first, I was taken back by his choice for the intro. His prior albums always started off real mellow and then he went to the more hard toward the middle but, on my second listen, I learned to appreciate it. I felt like he needed to do this because a lot of people have been coming for Drake's neck and felt like this was like his redemption song.
The album overall had a great flow. I love that he kept it true to his ending interludes they remind me of The Dream's album. It makes you appreciate the blood, sweat and tears that is put into production. The only downfall is that I felt like his lyrics were a little mediocre on some of his song. I felt like on Take Care, there was a balance of great lyrics and drake holding his tune but, nevertheless, those tracks were saved by the production.
Speaking of the production; it was great. Of course you know Noah "40" Shebib is Drake's right hand man when it comes to his sound. It's like Missy with no Timberland, Mariah with no Jermaine Dupri. It just wouldn't be right. Drake collab with other "super" producers such as Boi-1da, T-Minus, Mike Zombie, Hudson Mohawke, The Dream and Mike WiLL Made It; to name a few.
This is another good album by Drizzy. I see this banging for the rest of this year.
Track 11- 305 To My City Ft. Detail
Track 12 - Too Much
Track 16 - All Me Ft. 2 Chainz and Big Sean
Track 1: Tuscany Leather
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I wasn't going even review this album because I wasn't sure about the dark turn Kanye has taken but, I had to remember, Kanye reinvents. Not saying that I'm fully into his turn but, I do appreciate the art of this CD.
Switching form the tone from the last album, Kanye this took a much dark approach. Focusing on issues of socialism, his inner demons (nothing new), race and the New World Order. Electro beats and powerful yet witty lyrics fuel this CD.
This is not Kanye's best works but they are sure to please. Even though this is a good album, it could have been so much more. I felt like it was missing something.
Great CD Yeezy but I did enjoy J. Coles more. In my opinion.
I wanted to just put up this post when I got the drop a couple of days ago but, this is one project I wanted to listen to thoroughly.
J. Cole has to be one of the most underrated rappers in the game right now. His music is notice but, he as an artist goes under the radar. If you don't have respect for J. Cole then, this album is sure to defer your mind.
Writing this has me emotional because I truly love hip-hop and when I hear great albums, it makes me appreciate the art even more. When people put their all into something, you feel their hunger through whatever it is they do. J. Cole is very much still hungry. The music speaks for it.
The production, cohesiveness and the lyrical content is just superb. All bangers on this album.
Sir Michael Rocks, one half of the Cool Kids has dropped another mixtape entitled, While You Wait. Mikey Rocks last mixtape was surprisingly good and this mixtape is even better.
Since the depart of his Cool Kid counterpart, Chuck English, Mikey has been holding the duo down with his relevance and even though it was Chucks beats that provided the fuel for their verses, Mikey has been outsourcing for production. I must say, he has done a good job in doing so. Touching out to some of the new leader of the game like Cardo, Polyester, The Freshman and Larry Fisherman (AkA Mac Miller).
I love that Mikey took the initiative to go out on his own but, I hope that Cool Kids reunion is around the corner.
If you love that gutta, hood, trap rap then Gunplay's new mixtape, will get your adrenalin going.
Gunplay is the rapper for the trenches, the streets. This mixtape is filled with hardcore lyrics and hard beats that will get you going. Its one of those mixtapes that'll have you going hard in the gym.
Overall this is a good mixtape. I give it a 6.5 out of 10.
Cali Bay Area native Iamsu! released his new mixtape this week entitled KILT II.
I always heard collaboration tracks from this guy but, never heard any of his mixtapes. Not really impressed. I just couldn't connect. It seems is if he couldn't connect with his music. I felt like he was just rapping on the beat and not in tune with his music. Production wise it was great and he made most of his beat for this project. I love the horns from Terrance Martin on some of the tracks.
Iamsu! would be a great artist if he could just connect with his music. Great producer but, not a great rapper.
Just my opinion but, take a listen for yourself.
Track 3: Hold It Down
Track 9: Float
Track 16: Best Thing Yet
Track 17: 100 Grand (Remix)
Download this mixtape here. (no login required) Enjoy. -Jacq