|On ‘DAMN.’ and the Power (or Lack Thereof) of Prayer||April 17, 2017|
Douglas Martin takes a look at Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' and the faith that runs through it.
|Lust and Logic: SZA’s “twoAM” Sits Somewhere in Between||March 20, 2017|
Paley Martin revisits SZA's "twoAM."
|Too Old to Die Young: On Isaiah Rashad’s The Sun’s Tirade||September 26, 2016|
|25 Like Isaiah: Isaiah Rashad Returns with “Free Lunch”||August 10, 2016|
|Groove Is in the Heart: The Return of Schoolboy Q||April 11, 2016|
|Not No Number One: Isaiah Rashad’s “Nelly”||September 24, 2015|
|MobbDeen: Kendrick Lamar’s Motivational Plan||September 23, 2014|
|Summer Mixtape: Brad Beatson||July 4, 2014|
|Origin Stories: From Quincey to Q||May 23, 2014|
Brad Beatson breaks the bank via Penny Arcade Next to “Prescription,” I found “Hoover Street” to be the most unsettling track on Oxymoron. The video reminds me of always wanting to be older when I was young, looking up to whomever and wishing I could trade places just for a day. We see Q’s inspiration for […]
|Isaiah Rashad – “Heavenly Father”||March 14, 2014|
Max Bell went to Catholic school. Cilvia Demo is the best TDE release of 2014 thus far (review here). Oxymoron has its merits, but Rashad deals in introspection more poignantly. His wit and wordplay are sharper. His precocious wisdom is tempered by bursts of willful waywardness. In other words, he loves smoking trees and hates advice. So […]