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It’s Woptober!: “Woptober” album review

It’s Woptober!: “Woptober” album review

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterSince his release from prison, saying Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has been productive is an understatement. If he isn’t gracing magazine covers (Fader, XXL) he is giving the new generation of rap his good graces via song appearances. One of the most recognizable figures in rap of the last decade, Gucci has seen his popularity only increase from his prison stints. After serving more than two years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the rapper better known as Radric Davis was released on May 26. Less than two months later, Gucci released his […]

by · October 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP, NATIONAL NEWS
Jhene Aiko and Big Sean

Twenty88 Album Review

by Terrance Smith, The MSU Spokesman Contributor Big Sean and Jhene Aiko collaborated on their self-titled album Twenty88. Sean and Aiko collaborated on a number of tracks before, however they have joined forces to create a complete record. It is safe to say Sean and AIko have solid chemistry that has grown over time through past records such as “I Know” and “I’m Gonna Be”. Their voices balance well between the two so making a complete project was a good idea. Upon first listen T88 is smooth album, giving off a very relaxing sound through the tracks. Notable tracks upon […]

by · April 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP, MUSIC, R&B
Black Friday Music Releases

Black Friday Music Releases

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterIt’s common for mixtapes to be released on holidays when many artists can receive their fans full attention. This past Thanksgiving weekend, hip-hop and R&B fans where given more than enough music to feast on. Cash Money staple Lil Wayne kicked off the holiday weekend with his much anticipated No Ceilings 2, the follow-up to the acclaimed 2009 project of the same name. That was followed by the release of projects, some by surprise, by the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B. Headliner artists such as Erykah Badu, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Chris Brown and Yo Gotti […]

by · November 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP, MUSIC, NEO SOUL, R&B, SECTIONS
Cover of Young Moose Mixtape Cover

“Moose Leroy: The Last Draggin'” Review

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterThe Baltimore rap scene has came a long way since hometown kid B.Rich exploded onto the rap scene with Whoa Now. The song went from a regional hit to being featured on EA Sports NBA Live 2003 soundtrack.   Two artists are currently vying for the throne in Charm City – West Baltimore’s Lor Scoota and East Baltimore’s Young Moose. Scoota has achieved regional acclaim with his 2014 hit Bird Flu, garnering attention from Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. Young Moose has made quite the name for himself over the last year with his own hit […]

by · October 29, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · HIP HOP, LOCAL NEWS, MUSIC
What A Waste of our Time

What A Waste of our Time

By Maliik ObeeThe idea of a collective work from the likes of Drake & Future is a big deal for the hip-hop world. Canada’s Drake currently has a stronghold on the rap industry; couple four platinum albums with a slew of Billboard hits, and you have one of the most consistent artists of the last decade. Atlanta artist Future has an impressive resume of his own since his introduction to the world in 2011. Ironically, his first radio hit “Tony Montana” featured an assist from Drake that propelled him into a household name. Future has several chart-topping hits and solid […]

by Maliik Obee · September 22, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP, MUSIC