Review of Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday…Roman Reloaded”

Nicki+Minaj+Pink+Frida+Roman+Reloaded+StandardNicki Minaj is going through an identity crisis. And that is not just because she is portraying different personalities in her music. Minaj is labeled as hip-hop, an MC if you were. She even got the nod on MTV’s Hottest MCs list at number four. But she is also a pop artist, making songs that are both radio friendly and club ready. So where exactly would you put her? [Read more...]

Review of Big Sean’s “Finally Famous”

G.O.O.D. Music definitely has lived up to its name for a couple of years now. Founder Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was named the best album of 2010 by many, and the best in Mr. West’s career. Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, although receiving mixed reviews, was definitely a part of my Best Of list of the past year. Other artists, including John Legend and Common, have had explosive years, including Legends collaboration with The Roots, and Common’s “controversial” visit to the White House. But, in my opinion, G.O.O.D has been running laps around other labels (including Young Money).

Now, it seems like G.O.O.D is bringing out their ringer to shut the game down. Sean Anderson, also known as Big Sean, has been in the rap game for a while. Since 2007, Sean released three highly regarded mixtapes without putting out an actual full length. Now, after being delayed on numerous occasions, the album Finally Famous is out, but will it live up to the hype that he has made for the past four years?

Well, good news, it doesn’t disappoint. [Read more...]