I always have a hard time picking an album to review and this month was no different. I sat with Oxnard by Anderson .Paak for a week, then got hooked up with a copy of Meek’s Championships a day before it was released, only to land on writing about Earl’s new joint. All 3 albums probably reflect different aspects of my taste in music.
Janelle Monáe isn’t R&B, hip-hop or pop and her album Dirty Computer is structured to tell a story, but manages to be consumable in pieces. Something that not many artists have mastered in the era of streaming music.
This is Phonte's most honest album, with him opening up on his thoughts about life, health, aging, mortality, relevance, motivation, sadness, and leaving his mark. He's a lyrical fighter better than anyone in the game.
When [Kendrick] Lamar was tapped to produce the soundtrack to [Black Panther] the movement, the reaction was amazing, everyone was excited because Lamar is known for his strong work ethic and passion for music.