The Life and Times of Oddisee – The Iceberg Review

Following the release of two projects in 2016 (Alwasta, and The Odd Tape) Oddisee returns with The Iceberg, a 12-track album of his reflections ranging from wealth and inequality, personal growth and plenty more in between. The Washington DC producer/rapperĀ takes a straightforward approach this time around, incorporating a level of personal detail not found on 2016’s Alwasta EP. That said, Oddisee’s penchant for lyrical imagery … Continue reading The Life and Times of Oddisee – The Iceberg Review

Renaissance Man – The Chief Review

Classic man Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, presents his debut album, The Chief, on Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Records. The 14 track record sees just 4 features across 57 minutes during which Jidenna takes on a breadth of musical stylings that contrast equally well with his two piece upbringing in Nigeria and Wisconsin. The album is as much an autobiography as it is a sonic showcase, with Jidenna … Continue reading Renaissance Man – The Chief Review

Unapologetic – SweetSexySavage Review

Growth is undoubtedly one of the most important facets to creative production. The ability to experiment and retool of what worked and maintain a fan base is no easy task and leads to constant questions of whether a failed trial spells the end for a career. On her 2017 debut album, SweetSexySavage, Kehlani highlights personal growth following a whirlwind 2016 that included a suicide attempt … Continue reading Unapologetic – SweetSexySavage Review