Just in the past year it is safe to say that Pitbull=#1 hit. With huge collaborations with Usher, Flo Rider, and more recently J Lo's "On The Floor", the Miami hit-maker has proven himself the title "Mr. Worldwide". But even with that being said, does his 6th studio album deliver memorable content rather than a mere summertime buzz?
With the announcement of Slaughterhouse signing to Shady Records, many were excited that the deal would reunite Eminem & Royce Da 5'9, better known as Bad Meets Evil. Shortly after the deal the two began recording tracks together and soon enough there was enough material for an EP release. The EP is jam packed with 9 tracks (11 if you get the deluxe) so this release brings more than enough to the table.
"In a state of confusion and disarray." This is what Tech said was the meaning behind "All 6's And 7's". It's no secret Tech N9ne has an amazing lyrical ability and is probably one of the biggest underrated independent rappers today. This is his 12th studio album, so Tech knows a little something about hard work especially when it comes to the music that he pays homage to. With that being said this could possibly be the "breakout" album for Tech and Strange Music.
Nowadays it seems that major labels are picky when green lighting a posse album seeing how solo projects aren't selling crazy numbers anymore. Rick Ross has proved with a list of successful albums that he has something more to bring to the table. Which brings us to the release of his Maybach Music Group compilation 'Self Made Vol. 1'.
For those who are not familiar with Kidd Kidd, he actually has a guest appearance on Lil Wayne's 'Mrs. Officer' (Album Version) and was thought to have his album release under the Young Money label. Instead he was signed to Sha Money XL's 'Dream Big Ventures' and is now the label's second release (first being Stat Quo's 'Statlanta'). So does 'The Reallionaire' prove to be a success story for Kidd Kidd.
'Doggumentary' is Snoop Dogg's 11th album! Now as a big Snoop fan it's tough to be critical, because like many other hip-hop veterans, we miss the old shit (for lack of better terms). Now that's not to say that Snoop doesn't deliver with 'Doggumentary'. It's just that with a tracklist of 21 tracks, half end up being filler tracks that the project could have done without.
After a bidding war between various labels, Wiz Khalifa releases his first major label release, 'Rolling Papers', under Atlantic Records. Leading to the albums release there is no doubt that a great deal of hype has been built around the project. After the praise he received for his 2010 mixtape, 'Kush & Orange Juice', and the great success of 'Black And Yellow', could Wiz deliver with his third studio album?
Travis Barker was mainly known for his part in Blink 182. That may not be the case anymore. Barker's latest proves that he has a spot in the rap community. The album features many of today's top hip hop hitters rapping over Barker's drumming.
Slaughterhouse (Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz & Royce Da 5'9) has given hip hop fans a refresh on rap groups. Years ago hip hop was dominated by various groups who competed amongst each other both inside and outside the group. Back in '09 the group released their self-titled album independently through E1. Two years later the group has found their way to a major label after being signed to Shady/Interscope Records. Before we are treated to a major label release, Slaughterhouse released their final release through E1, their self-titled EP.
Any fan of Wu-tang is probably more than pleased with the releases the old-school crew has given us. Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt II was amazing. Wu-Massacre gave us a refreshing taste of three key members of the crew. This year is suppose to continue with Raekwon's highly anticipated Shaolin Vs. Wu Tang. But back to the album at hand, Ghostface Killah's newest effort Apollo Kids.
Alright as soon as you pop in this CD (or download the entire album; depending on your preference) and you hear the first couple of tracks and you develop your opinion, it most likely wont change listening to the rest of it. It's not to hate on the album but I found that once I got to track 5, I thought it was all just one track.
Alright so this is our first album review over here @ Crown Squad Music, and we have chosen none other then the self-proclaimed "King of The South" T.I.'s latest effort 'No Mercy'. Before we begin, we rate the albums on a scale of 1-10 (simply because people may feel that a rating of say 2.5 out of 5 is neither good or bad where as 5 out of 10 is well for lack of better terms leaning more towards the 'bad' category). Feel free to comment, post your own opinions, etc.