[Review] Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV

Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV (Cash Money/Universal) Originally published at Las Vegas City Life A prison stint, an awful rock album and a lackluster mixtape couldn’t quell the anticipation for Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV, given the reception for the third Carter album. And for the most part, Mr. Carter’s sixth official solo release doesn’t…

[Review] Median – The Sender

Median The Sender (FE Music/Jamla) Originally published in Las Vegas City Life Hailing from North Carolina, Median has always been one of the more underrated members of the Justice League. But with a crew consisting of Little Brother and producers 9th Wonder and Khrysis, it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle. His…

[Review] Lil B – I’m Gay (I’m Happy)

      Published at City Life Lil B I’m Gay (I’m Happy) (Based World) ::hip-hop If there’s one thing Lil B does well, it’s marketing. The former member of The Pack rode a string of ridiculously titled songs (“Wonton Soup,” “Look Like Jesus”) and bizarre viral videos to prominence in the hip-hop blogosphere. The Based…

Krayzie Bone – Chasing Destiny

Originally published at The Well Versed As a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Krayzie Bone and the rest of his brethren put a permanent stamp on the music industry. After 18 years in the game, the “Granddaddy” of the Bone flow is a different man than the teenager that once rapped about dabbling with the Ouija board, staying high…

[Review] Killer Mike – Pl3dge

Originally published at LV City Life Killer Mike Pl3dge (SMC) For mainstream audiences, Killer Mike went as quick as he came. An appearance and a Grammy on OutKast’s “The Whole World,” and then he faded to the indie scene. In the years following, Mike Bigga stayed on the grind, further honing his craft through a series…

Callin Out Names – No Common Sense

Originally published at The Well Versed When dealing with irrational people, rational discourse is not a proper weapon in battle. There are three types of people in the world: Those who are with you regardless, those who are against you regardless, and the middle—those who can be swayed by a persuasive argument. The “controversy” surrounding…