Category: Hip Hop

Skuba Sada 2 by Sada Baby

Album: Skuba Sada 2 

Artist: Sada Baby 

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap 

Record label(s): Asylum Worldwide 

Recommended Tracks: Track 2- Slide & Track 9- Say Whoop 

Sada Baby is a hip-hop artist who was born in Detroit, Michigan but eventually moved and grew up in Washington, D.C. as well. Sada Baby also has another alias of being known as Skuba Steve. Sada Baby however is only 27 years old. His really big and viral hit occurred two years ago in 2018, “Bloxk Party”. It has over 33 million streams. If I were to rate this album I would give it a 8 out of 10 because it was just a really good decent album from Sada Baby. Unlike most other rappers now, Sada Baby stayed true to his sound and didn’t try to switch things up and let it all end up flopping. The album was very much expected and was provided as the perfect sequel to the first Skuba Sada. 

“Say Whoop” is the 9th song off of the album. In this song Sada Baby raps about living his street life from different things. Like hopping out, carrying a gun and dealing with females. He ends the song by saying that he’s just vibing and not even doing much. It’s kind of a slow paced song but a really solid one. 

“Slide” is the second track off of Skuba Sada 2. For a slow paced album, this track is really jumpy and high paced. It’s a good song to be bumping and dancing to, like something you will eventually see as trending online as a tik tok dance. It’s the grooviest song on the entire album and just makes you want to stay off of your feet. 

Skuba Sada 2 was a short, 11 tracks, but a good album coming from Sada Baby himself. It provides that slow paced type of hip-hop that most people from his area are known for. If you are a fan of Sada Baby I would recommend listening to Skuba Sada 2 and other artists like BandGang, Tee Grizzley and Dej Loaf. They all have the same kind of sound similar to Sada Baby with all of them coming from the say homestay of Detroit. Overall, Skuba Sada 2 is a good album and one to definitely listen to. 

Eternal atake by Lil uzi vert

Album: Eternal Atake 

Artist: Lil Uzi Vert 

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap 

Record label(s): Atlantic Recording Corp. 

Recommended Tracks: Track 7 – I’m Sorry & Track 16 – P2 

Lil Uzi Vert is a 25 year old hip-hop rap artist who grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His real name is Symere Woods and sometimes randomly and low key releases music under his legal alias. Lil Uzi Vert first gained recognition in 2015 from his first mixtape, “Luv Is Rage”. From this exciting mixtape, it led him to sign with DJ Drama and the Atlantic Recording Corporation. Over the years, Lil Uzi has produced numerous hit songs like, “XO Tour Life” & “Bad & Boujee”. He also his two platinum selling mixtapes as well known as, “Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World”(2016) & “Luv is Rage 2”(2017). If I were to rate this album I would give it a 9 out of 10 because it definitely met expectations and produced good music on the entire album all around. It took about 2 years for Lil Uzi Vert to drop Eternal Atake and was well worth the wait. It was very much like any other album he has dropped before and that is the reason why it has been so successful so far. 

“I’m Sorry” is the seventh song off of “Eternal Atake” and is my personal favorite. It brings back the nostalgic vibe of 2016 Lil Uzi Vert when this whole new wave of music and sound was introduced. This track also brings back a remembrance of a great time in hip-hop when Lil Uzi was at the top of the world and the hottest artist out. This track is great for playing at home and relaxing. 

“P2” is the sixteenth track on the album. It is my personal favorite. “P2” was released as a part two version of Lil Uzi Vert’s hit song, “XO Tour Life”. With the previous song reaching so much success it made more send for there to be a follow up. Lil Uzi has the track on the same beat where the original one took place and it begins where the first song ended. It will most likely be a track you like and has shown to be one of the most popular ones on the entire album. 

Eternal Atake was highly anticipated as an album and kept many fans waiting for a very long time. It took many glimpses and snippets until being released and a total of 2 years to even become finalized. It was really great to listen to and for sure one that will be constantly played. If you are a big time Lil Uzi Vert fan I would recommend listening to the album and other artists like Lil Baby, Lil Bean & Playboi Carti. Overall if you like hip-hop/rap or you yourself are a big fan of Lil Uzi Vert, I would recommend you listen to “Eternal Atake” and you will not be disappointed at all. It is an album with many many hits and will greatly be something you enjoy.

my turn by lil baby

Album: My Turn 

Artist: Lil Baby 

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap 

Record label(s): Quality Control Music & Motown Records 

Recommended Tracks: Track 13 – Sum 2 Prove & Track 15 – Catch The Sun 

Lil Baby is a 25 year old hip-hop rap artist who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Being from Atlanta the southern type of hip-hop is relatively shown and contributes at a high lyrical speed and taste. Lil Baby was incarcerated for two years and shortly after his release, he with the help of fellow rapper Young Thug, released his first mixtape, “Perfect Timing”. This is what set everything off for Lil Baby and he began to gather attention really fast. Shortly after his second mixtape dropped with his famous hits, “My Dawg” & “Freestyle”. These songs really set him over the bar and Lil Baby made his name for himself. In 2018, he dropped a classic hit album with Gunna and has now become a high end name in music and one who will be around for a really long time. If I were to rate this album I would give it a 9 out of 10 because it is overall just so great all around. Lil Baby is in the prime of his career and what better way for him to run off with it than to drop “My Turn” in the beginning of 2020. Every song on here delivers and something people, even yourself might be slapping really often. 

“Sum 2 Prove” is the thirteenth song on “My Turn” and is possibly the best song on the entire album. The song starts off instantly on a really high paced beat and Lil Baby matches up his flow with it entirely. This makes the song super catchy. With it being the best song on the album it also the most inspirational with Lil Baby rapping about nothing but motivation, from things like “I might be second but I’ll never be last” & “Lately I’ve been in my bag”. 

“Catch The Sun” is the fifteenth track on the album. It is a really grooving and vibing type of song. It was actually featured in the movie, “Queen & Slim”. It still keeps that Lil Baby flow with bursts of high speed rap but overall it becomes really vibey and something that you can play in the car when you are by yourself. It will most likely end up being your favorite song to listen to while relaxing. 

My Turn was an exciting album from Lil Baby and most definitely met expectations if not exceeded them. Plenty of fans around has been wanting him to drop a project and more music for them to enjoy. This album did not disappoint and Lil Baby as most would say, went hard on this album. If you are a big time Lil Baby fan I would recommend listening to the album and other artists like Gunna, Moneybagg Yo & Lil Snupe. Overall if you like hip-hop/rap in general or Lil Baby, I would recommend you listen to “My Turn” for yourself because it is an absolute must and see what you think about it.

the allegory by Royce Da 5’9”

Album: The Allegory 

Artist: Royce Da 5’9” 

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap 

Record label(s): Entertainment One U.S. 

Recommended Tracks: Track 5 – I Play Forever(Feat. Grafh) & Track 3- I Don’t Age 

Royce Da 5’9” is a hip-hop rapper who comes from the city of Detroit, Michigan. Royce Da 5 ‘9” is 42 years old and his real name is Ryan Daniel Montgomery. His rap name comes from him owning a Rolls Royce chain as a youngster and accompanied with his height of 5 feet 9 inches. He is currently one half of the rap duo “Bad Meets Evil” along with fellow Detroit native rapper Eminem and one half of another rap duo “PRhyme” with DJ Premier. Royce has been a veteran in the hip-hop industry for many years and is very well recognized and accomplished with his beginning successes coming from ghostwriting for rappers like Diddy & Dr.Dre. If I were to rate this album I would give it a 6 out of 10 as it is a solid work of product coming from a person like Royce Da 5’ 9” himself. However, this album is an album being released from Royce at the end of his career and there aren’t many hits to expect from him to put out there as he had before. 

“I Play Forever (Feat. Grafh)” is the fifth song off of the album and is the best song on there. Royce Da 5’ 9” stays updated on this track and produces a song that is really appealing to your ears, just being able to sit down and listen to what he raps about. Grafh adds his own touch and helps hold up his end on the song. It’s a good one to listen to and one I would recommend listening to first if not only off of the album. 

“I Don’t Age” is the third track off of “The Allegory”. Royce Da 5’ 9” carries his old school beat on this track and brings on that classic lyricist flow. He voices on his track and the title of the song about how he doesn’t age. Casually, announcing that he isn’t done yet and hasn’t gone over that hill in his career as he still has a lot to prove and doesn’t plan on settling or washing up now. 

“The Allegory” was an album drop from Royce Da 5’ 9” to celebrate and show his distinction to still drop new music entering into the new decade as he is seeking towards the end of his career. If you are a Royce Da 5’ 9” fan, I would recommend listening to the album just to hear if you have nothing else to listen to. However there are other very similar artists that you should look into like Tee Grizzley, BandGang & Big Sean. Overall if you loved the sound of Detroit old school hip-hop, then the album, “The Allegory” is something you can hear for yourself. It doesn’t quite hit as other albums from Royce Da 5’ 9” before but it’s not a bad album to give a listen to either.

Artist 2.0 by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Album: Artist 2.0 

Artist: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie 

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap 

Record label(s): Atlantic Recording Corp. & Highbridge The Label 

Recommended Tracks: Track 3- Numbers(Ft. Roddy Ricch, Gunna & London on Da Track) and Track 8 – DTB 4 Life

A Boogie wit da Hoodie is a hip-hop rapper who originates from the neighborhood of Highbridge, New York. Real name, Artist Julius Dubose, or also known as just being “A Boogie”, recently only turned 24 years old. A Boogie first gained success and acknowledgement in the the rap game from his debut album, “Artist” in 2016. This album featured many hits like, “Jungle”, “D.T.B.”, & “Still Think About You”. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie created his own type of sound and made his own fan base from it as well. Often rapping about heartbreak, childhood adolescence in his hometown, and future success. “Artist 2.0” is the follow up album to the original album 4 years later and has much to live up to the hype. Back then, “Artist” was never really recognized when it dropped until further time later and I wouldn’t doubt to see it plan out and happen again like that. However most of the time follow up albums flake and don’t match the content of the first. If I were to rate this album I would give it a 8 out of 10 as it is a good album for a sequel. However, this album is a good album on its own and A Boogie brings the same type of heartbreak and pain and payback onto the album that you would expect. He also adds on some features with Roddy Ricch & Gunn, something wasn’t previously done and altered to the originality from the first. 

“Numbers (Ft. Roddy Ricch, Gunna, & London on Da Track)” is the third song on the album and is one of the best ones on the album. It has London on Da Track with the strong & very grooving beat that complements all artists within the song. A Boogie sets the tone with that east coast type of hip-hop and his own hint of wanting to progress on from old relationships. Roddy Ricch adds the west coast type of hip-hop and brings on flashy sounds. Gunna brings his slow pounding bar for bar rap style. All artists make use of auto-tune with their own little hint ultimately solidifying this track and setting it up for mere success. 

“DTB 4 Life” is the eight track off of “Artist 2.0”. This song is the next version of the original song “D.T.B” from the original album “Artist”. Much like the original version it doesn’t disappoint. I would recommend playing it in the car when you’re in your feelings or getting over a break up or whatever it is. It’s a song jay makes you not wanna look back and move on from the past. Basically, just a good song for you to pour your heart out into and release all your emotions inside. 

Artist 2.0, was a highly anticipated album from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie fans and they’ve been waiting gradually for 4 years for it. It’s not like the first one in the way it sets the things off but it is one that makes a name for itself by itself. If you are a big A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie fan, I would recommend listening to the album and should begin venturing off onto other artists like artists like Lil Mosey, Roddy Ricch & NBA Youngboy. Overall if you loved the first album, “Artist”, then you will definitely enjoy this album. I would recommend you listen to “Artist 2.0” for yourself and pour your emotions out if you’re in feelings or getting over anything.

manic by halsey

Album: Manic

Artist: Halsey 

Record Labels: Capitol Records

Recommended Tracks: 9- “Without Me”, 15- “Still Learning”

I am going to start off by giving you, as the reader, a disclaimer. Halsey is one of my favorite modern artists of our time. She is really amazing and is extremely talented. My disclaimer is that I am going to be biased towards this album. Because I am a fan of Halsey, I’m going to already give this album a high rating. However, I will try my best to give this album an unbiased rating and opinion. Halsey’s real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane. She is an American singer and songwriter. She gained  attention from releasing music herself on social media platforms. She was signed by Astralwerks in 2014 and released her debut EP, Room 93, later that year. Manic is a very interesting album. Like every album, it has both fast and slow songs. But, she adds a different touch to each of those songs by having SUGA, BTS, and other artists sing with her. I am going to give this album a five out of five rating. I will explain towards the end why. 

Without Me is one of the songs that made me become a fan of Hasley. I’ve always liked her music, but this song spoke to me the most out of all of her songs. This song is about Hasley putting someone above her, above everything in her life. But, then this person takes advantage of her. (This is my personal interpretation of the song). The lyrics are really sad, extremely sad actually. But because of the music Halsye has in the background, you can never get truly sad when singing the song. You could yell the lyrics but not get sad. It reminds me of a lot of 80’s music. This song is also one of Halsey’s most famous songs. I really love it. 

Still Learning is a pretty powerful song. It is about Halsey going through rough times. A man won’t stay, her money isn’t really hers because it is being passed around the family, and she has no self-esteem. But, she admits that she is still trying to learn how to love herself. This is a song that many of us could relate to. I recommend this song to someone who is going through a rough time. You and Halsey could relate to each other through this song. She speaks about learning to love yourself through rough times.  The reason why I gave this album a five out of five rating is because it is truly an overall amazing album. The song where Halsey, SUGA, and BTS all sing in it is amazing. She even has songs where she is talking in the beginning, then the music plays and she sings. All of her songs have something to do with her personal life. 929 is about the time and day she was born. I recommend this album for people who love pop music or who love Halsey. It is really good.

Funeral by lil WAYNE


Artist: Lil Wayne 

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap 

Record label(s): Young Money Records 

Recommended Tracks: Track 8-Bling James (Ft. Jay Rock) and Track 4 – I Do It (Ft. Big Sean & Lil Bibby) 

Lil Wayne is a hip-hop artist originating from New Orleans, Louisiana. As a 37 year old rapper in 2020, Lil Wayne is no stranger to the rap game. Often being associated with other high names acts like Drake & Nicki Minaj. Real name, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, Wayne has made a name for himself from very popular songs like “Lollipop” & “How to Love”. Wayne first gathered attention off his popular mixtapes “Tha Carter” with five editions being currently out and released throughout his career. This album is a newly surprising drop being highly ant by Lil Wayne stans and lifelong fans themselves. The last time Lil Wayne released music was almost two years ago in 2018. In a way this album brings the standard Wayne delivery of classy bars coming at you pound after pound with a style of trying to fit in to the new sound in this current age. Not much like the 2000 type of hip-hop where Wayne served in his prime rocking the charts. If I were to rate this album I would give it a 7 out of 10 because of him always producing solid music and content. However, as this album is okay and fitting it it’s not necessarily something that people will remember from Lil Wayne’s career or something you’ll see on the top charts. Being a high-name rapper comes with high expectations to live up to. 

“Bling James (Ft. Jay Rock) ” is the eight song on the album and aside from the music it is the most heartfelt. With this song being featured as the 8th track on the album, the first 24 seconds of the track was silent with both numbers applauding to the tragic death of NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant. Referencing many luxurious things with co-feature Jay Rock, Lil Wayne has this track about glam and jewelry. Talking about his lifestyle and the drugs at hand with it. While also again making references to Kobe Bryant & the Lakers by discussing his yellow & purple drugs as well as being “Laker-geeked”. 

“I Do It (Ft. Big Sean & Lil Bibby)” is the fourth track off of “Funeral”. This song is the most nostalgic and is one you can really enjoy. It brings it the 2010’s Lil Wayne had and also with feature Big Sean, the years where they were popping the most. Lil Bibby also touches up on his verse and brings out a diverse sound. It’s a good one to listen to and you shouldn’t mind adding to your daily playlist. 

Funeral was an unexpected one from Lil Wayne and soon became highly anticipated to begin the new decade. However, it didn’t really live up to expectations and numerous people across platforms like twitter were hyping it up to be. It’s still Lil Wayne at the end of the day but it isn’t the same Lil Wayne album you are accustomed to listening to. If you are a big time Lil Wayne fan I would recommend listening to the album and should begin venturing off onto other artists like artists like Lil Tjay, Roddy Ricch & Lil Baby. Overall if you like the idea of hip-hop/rap mainly from the 2010s era artists or a big time Lil Wayne fan, I would recommend you listen to “Funeral” for yourself and see what you think about it.

Still Summer in the Projects

Album: Still Summer In The Projects 

Artist: 03 Greedo 

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap 

Record label(s): Alamo Records 

Recommended Tracks: Track 8- In The Morning Track 6- Gettin’ Ready & Track 4- Trap House (feat. Shoreline Mafia). 

03 Greedo is a rapper originally from South Central, Los Angeles. He grew up in one of the more known gang-violence filled sections, Watts. This is a place where it is filled with crime almost every time of the day. While growing up in Watts 03 hold his alliance and ties to Grape Street. He personally resided in the Jordan Downs Housing Projects, a place known to many in the streets of LA as being very active. Being 32 years old and on the rise, 03 Greedo was sentenced to 20 years in prison right when his career was starting to take off but it eligible for parole next year. Still Summer In The Projects was his first project to drop from him since his sentence. 03 Greedo has his own sound mixed with that LA hip-hop that everyone likes. He creates his type of vibes and uses auto tune to bring those soft melodies to realties. Still Summer In The Projects is my personal favorite album, as many others from the other area can say as well just for the way 03 carries his authenticity while singing and has that type of music you can play in the morning, at a function or while being with your significant other. I would personally give the album a 10/10 just for the way everything is present onto it. I myself can actually listen to the whole album through and be really satisfied from start to end. 

“In The Morning” is the eighth single off of the Still Summer In The Projects. It’s a great song all around and carries a really soft and touching vibe throughout the entire track. It’s the type of song that you would dedicate to a significant other. For me personally, it puts me in the best mood. A song where you can memorize all the lyrics and wouldn’t be disappointed. 03 stresses his affection for his partner and the lifestyle he goes through at the same time. 

“Gettin’ Ready” is the sixth song off the single and on this one he sings about how she plays this song while getting ready in the morning. Another song being dedicated to a female and how she is into him and how she flashes the highest designer like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Christian Louboutin. He even refers to their relationship as being relationship goals to fans and others all around. 

“Trap House (feat. Shoreline Mafia)” is a statement song presented on the album and carries a lot of meaning behind it. What better way for rising LA rap group and rising LA rapper 03 Greedo to both collab and put themselves out there by coming together for a future classic track. Ohgeesy delivers the hard verse in the middle of the track, Rob Vicious in the beginning, and 03 Greedo to carry on the chorus. 

03 Greedo is a name to be heard amongst LA natives for a very long time and his mark is currently being set even while he is doing time behind bars. Supported by a heavily LA fanbase due to his very good music. His presence is being marked as you can see #FREE03 being plastered all over the city and from other artists and fans all over social media. If you like 03 Greedo I would recommend listening to artists like Shoreline Mafia, Bino Rideaux, Conradfrmdaaves & Azjah. Overall if you like the idea of a singing rap style about affection and love from a hood rapper himself then you should definitely check out 03 Greedo and his album, “Still Summer In The Projects”. 

Everybody’s Everything by Lil Peep

Album: Everybody’s Everything

Artist: Lil Peep

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap

Record Label: Columbia Records

Recommended Tracks: LA to London, When I Lie

Lil Peep was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who was born in Allentown Pennsylvania and raised in Long Island, New York. He started his career on SoundCloud in 2014, releasing his own songs. He began to gain notoriety for his mixtapes, as well as his collaborations with Lil Tracy. Lil Peep suffered from severe mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder and depression, and as a result, was a heavy drug user. On November 15, 2017, Lil Peep died as a result of what would later be identified as an accidental overdose from fentanyl and Xanax, two weeks after his 21st birthday. His first compilation album, Everybody’s Everything, was released on November 15, 2019, by Columbia Records, exactly two years after his death. The album was announced on November 1, 2019, which would have been the rapper’s 23rd birthday. The album is a strong mix of catchy tracks and searingly emotional expressions of pain and anger. It is an album that showcases Lil Peep’s talent, as well as his emotional and personal struggles.

LA to London is a fun track with an awesome beat that is truly representative of good times and chillin’ vibes. This song can be listened to anytime anywhere, no matter the setting or the vibe.  It is one of those tracks that can be listened to on a morning jog or in a car with friends during a road trip. The track also features Gab3, whose verses complement Lil Peep’s perfectly. The entire track is a testament to Lil Peep’s musical talent and skill and is an overall catchy and upbeat song.

When I Lie is a real contrast to the other tracks like LA to London as it is emotionally much heavier and the beat is not uplifting in the slightest. Every moment of the track is weighed down with emotion and raw feeling. The track goes down a relationship Lil Peep had with a mercurial woman who faced drug addiction. The song brings the listener down the whirlpool of hate and hurt that resulted from the relationship as well as Lil Peep’s lies.  The track is not just representative of how deep and emotion Lil Peep is able to be with his music, as it also shows how duplicitous Lil Peep is as an artist. Lil Peep’s voice on this track is starkly different than his voice on many of his other tracks and is a sign for many that he was still developing as a performer and adding to his game before his death. This track is not just a symbol of what Lil Peep was, but of his potential and the future that may have been in store for him. Lil Peep’s Everybody’s Everything is a very strong album with a wide variety of tracks for every listener. It is an album that is great for both those who are familiar with Lil Peep as well as those who are not familiar with his work and are looking for an introduction. The entire album is a testament to Lil Peep’s range, ability, talent, and potential. If you are a fan of Lil Pump, Lil Tracy, or Juice WRLD, you will appreciate the music on this album. I give Lil Peep’s Everybody’s Everything a strong 4 out of 5, and is an album I personally recommend.

I don’t care at all by bbno$

Album:  i don’t care at all

Artist: bbno$

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap

Record Label: bbno$

Recommended Tracks: on god, gone

bbno$ is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia. He rose to prominence with his collaborations with rapper Yung Gravy as well as his track in 2019, Lalala, with Y2K as his producer. His latest album, i don’t care at all, was released on November 8, 2019, with bbno$ acting as his own producer and record label. The album is reflective of its title, being extremely laid back and lowkey. It is the sort of album your friend who lives in their parent’s basements would put out if they were actually musically talented. It is an album with a variety of tracks on it, the majority being very lowkey, short, and catchy bops. If you are in a lighthearted mood or are trying to get into more of a lighthearted mood, this album is a great choice to give a listen.

My personal favorite track on this album is “on god”. The track’s strongest feature is its beat, which is strong out of the gate. The beat starts out slow and prodding along, then picks up with the introduction of the vocals. The song also features Lewis Grant, who works in perfect tandem with bbno$. The song is almost in a state of juxtaposition, as it is energizing with the catchinees of the beat but the rate at which the beat hits you is so slow and controlled it produces a calming effect as well. It is an interesting track to listen to and can be enjoyed by yourself or could also easily be added to a playlist for an upcoming party or group gathering.

“gone”  is a track that is slow and trippy, that is a real contrast from the rest of the album. It is a heavily doctored song, but the beat is not overly-produced or odd sounding. The song has a great beat that is catchy, but not the type of catchy that makes someone want to jump out of their seat and start dancing. It is a song that allows you to get lost in the beat, sink into the chair you’re sitting in, feel the room around you and lose yourself in that feeling. By the end of this track, you might feel like you are in a state of suspension- levitating just above the things in the room you’re in. If you are in the mood to be carried away by a track and to get lost in the feeling it gives you, this track is perfect for you. 

“i dont care at all”  is a great album with a wide spread of tracks on it for everyone to enjoy. The theme that runs through the entire album is the lack of effort and composition of the tracks-rather allowing the songs to be defined more by a natural rhythm or melody than a rigid structure. If you enjoy rap/hip hop in general, or more specifically the work of Yung Gravy or Y2K, then you should definitely have a good experience listening to this album. This album gets a respectable 3.5 out of 5 rating from me.