Without flashy bars or marquee features, Jack Harlow’s third album aims for clarity with soft, expensive beats and cloyingly intimate storytelling. When the cover art for Jackman. dropped, people did not know what to make of Jack Harlow standing there, arms crossed and chest bare. I certainly didn’t. Maybe it’s that Jackman. is as stripped down as the artist: Devoid of features and sparsely populated by hooks. He’s rapping over samples that he definitely could not afford in 2018. Instead of telling us how rich he is now, he lets the luxurious production speak for itself. The confrontational opener “Common Ground” was admittedly predictable: Harlow takes aim at out-of-touch music critics and culturally appropriating white kids. Divine hymnal harmonies from ’90s R&B girl group Jade’s “When Will I See You Again (Intro)” set the contemplative tone. A music video would probably have him rapping from a pulpit.
On his fifth album, Kendrick retreats from the limelight and turns to himself, highlighting his insecurities and beliefs. It’s ambitious, impressive, and a bit unwieldy. Kendrick Lamar is a giddy dramatist. He loves to pack his music with perspectives, personifying his many characters and muses with distinct voices, cadences, and beat switches that bring them to life. Those virtuosic tics have made him one of rap’s most celebrated storytellers and stylists; he is the first and only rapper to have won a Pulitzer Prize. For some, Kendrick’s elastic narration and indignant dispatches on Black life have made him a figure of supreme moral authority in hip-hop—a role he spurns on his fifth studio album. Kendrick spends Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers gleefully immolating his cherished reputation, swinging between caustic taunts and plaintive confessions over slick funk and soul production that gleams like shards of a mirror. The double album offers rap’s most jarring heel turn since Future cut loose on Monster, taking an unfocused but probing look at Kendrick’s most elusive character: himself.
Skillibeng ceased on the opportunity to release “Coke Part ll” after a plane crash in St. Mary. In 2021, Skillibeng stunned dancehall fans when he released his single “Coke” and filmed the music video at the crash site of a plane that went down with alleged drugs on board. Within hours of another plane crash in St. Mary, Jamaica, the dancehall deejay released part two of the infamous single with help from Vybz Kartel, who provided the intro.
Top-tier Stonebwoy, a musician, rapper, and afrobeat phenomenon from Ghana, has released a new exciting smash album named “5th Dimension.”
Music Review: Snakehips Dazzle With Long-Awaited Debut Album, “never worry” Snakehips Dazzle With Long-Awaited Debut Album, “never worry
For years SNakehips have carved out a wonderful little niche for themselves in the dance music community. Their music has always balanced the line of R&B, dance, and hip-hop music wonderfully. They meld their creative dancey production with some incredible features throughout the years. Their productions have led to artists like Chance The Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Rivers Cuomo, and more.