Lupe Fiasco’s Allegiance To His Flag

“Now I can’t pledge allegiance to your flag /Cause I can’t find no reconciliation with your past”, proclaims Lupe Wasalu Fiasco in the first moments of his latest release, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album.  The Album is a sequel to Lupe’s classic debut album, Food & Liquor which launched almost a decade…

Eminem’s Recovery, a plea for redemption

By Kuhle Ngqezana Perfect delivery, conscious lyrics, world class beats, well chosen collaborations and punch lines that echo in your head for what seems  to be forever, these are just a few of the things that make me say Eminem’s recovery album has only re-asserted his position as the best rapper in the world.  Eminem…

Why should Miley stop?

Miley Cyrus is no longer the teen Disney star of Hannah Montana. Hip-Hop’s new sweetheart has exploded in the music industry as a brand new artist.  Miley officially shed her innocent “Best of Both Worlds” persona as she popped out of a bear on stage at the MTV VMA’s and proceeded to pull some ungodly…

Nothing’s new; Drake’s still feeling blue

It’s been a long time coming, waiting on listening to Drake’s new diary entries. Nothings new Drake’s still feeling blue; same materialistic content, same flow, same feeling. The Jewish Canadian hip hop star has stuck to his soft instrumentals, and calm beats. Nothing was the same is his third studio album, released by Cash Money…

My Tribute to the Kid named Cudi

Enduring a 12 hour bus ride, cramped between two large and noisy travellers through the cold long night is an option many people chose not to partake in. Though, for a Kid Cudi fan such as me it was all worth it considering I was travelling to a secret gig in Johannesburg where the one…

Worth More Than $20

“I wear your granddad’s clothes. I look incredible. I’m in this big-ass coat from the thrift shop down the road.” Michaella Sloane – For the past year or two these words have become something of an anthem in clubs and pubs everywhere. Thrift Shop was released in 2012 on Macklemore’s album with Ryan Lewis, The Heist, and the song…