Podcast (#1) Ab-Soul: Terrorist Threats

Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul

For my first podcast I decided to critique Ab-Soul’s highly respected songs entitled “Terrorist Threats”. Tune in and check it out!

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By irice94

J. Cole-Power Trip

Cole perfoming at a show

Cole perfoming at a show

 

J Cole is gearing up for the second album. Just today, he released the first official single from his upcoming album entitled “Born Sinner.” The single, “Power Trip” featuring Miguel is definitely something you guys want to hear. The timing could not have been more perfect, dropping the slow melodic song on Valentine’s Day for the lovers out there. The hook is a constant reminder that its definitely a love song. Cole reminisces on a love from the past with his unique ways of riding the beat because its definitely slow enough, yet its gritty and raw which is how he usually recites his lyrics. This one is different though. Miguel is on the hook as well as Cole singing a few pitches to accent on parts. Miguel just recently won a grammy as well but that’s a different review. Check out “Power Trip.”

 

By irice94

Nas-Cherry Wine

Nasir JonesLast year, Nas released his latest album entitled “Life is Good.” The rapper didn’t stray far when it came to working with producers for the album. He has always had a home team so to speak and most of which are from New York. Every one of his albums have had the same producer on it at least once and  that’s actually how he prefers it. Good call if you don’t plan on changing as the music around you does.

Cherry Wine is a great song with a soulful feel  to it that both male and female can enjoy. Rest in peace to Amy Winehouse who absolutely nailed every note as she usually does in the chorus of this song. Nas tells a story of  the woman he would like to have including all the qualities and possibilities she embodies. An independent woman who’s seen the finer things but just wants the same things out of life as Nas. Amy did a fantastic job ending this selection. Hit the link and check it out.

By irice94

Accepting Responsibility

wizWiz, the man. He took his team from the bottom to the middle to the top. He’s got everything from the fan base to the beautiful female by his side, Amber Rose who by the way is about to burst with the wizzle man’s seed growing in her belly. The young Pittsburgh native is stoned all day long yet still can get his work done to provide for his team. He’s definitely holding it down but is the lyrical content diminishing or is it just me?

I mean I dig the diversity he brings to the game with his production team and the dreamy, space sounds they produce. I just feel that his lyrical content is decreasing which then makes me feel that he’s becoming comfortable. I would hate to say that he went commercial but…he went commercial. He’s also been incorporating singing a lot more in his projects. He always dabbled in the singing field since his earlier mixtapes but its becoming a lot more frequent and I’m not diggin it. One of his most recent singles, “Work Hard Play Hard” got much airplay on the radios and over 40 million views on youtube. I like the concept of the song but I’ve heard better from him. Can’t hate though. You check it out and tell me.

By irice94

2 Chainz-Too Different

He's different

He’s different

2 CHAINZZZZZ!!! If you don’t like this guy then….I can see why. Honestly, everybody can’t get with his style of rap even though most would agree that its very catchy and simple which makes good music at many different functions. I personally admire his mindset as an artist not to confuse the listeners by getting  what I suppose is called “too lyrical”  or just complex in another words. You get my drift. Anyways, he creates fun music that the people from different backgrounds can relate to and recite with ease. He’s an educated brother.

I’m Different– I really respect this man’s style and his swag on and off the track. This song is the perfect song for a generation who continuously conforms to what is popular at the time. Though he is a popular figure in the music industry, he lives up to the title of this song by being different. His adlibs are positioned in good spots throughout the song and his flow is sporadic but once again very catchy. The man definitely has a uniqueness in his delivery in general but in this song especially. Fitting its title perfectly, I really enjoy the change of pace from 2 Chainz with this one.

 

By irice94