Album Review: Usher x Hard II Love

Album Review: Usher x Hard II Love

(Released September 16th, 2016) After a six-year hiatus, three name changes and two years worth of multiple false starts, Mr. Nice & Slow finally returns with his eighth studio album Hard II Love. It's clear that Usher is an undeniable superstar but these days the singers star is fading and that talent is becoming more [...]

Throwback Review: Eminem x The Slim Shady LP

Throwback Review: Eminem x The Slim Shady LP

(Released February 23rd, 1999) Described as the best album released by Marshall Mathers, Eminem's The Slim Shady Lp is brash and bold; released during a time when this rap style shocked the general public and left many disgusted. But, in a weird, twisted way it worked for Em. No other artist can paint scenarios of killing his [...]

Throwback Review: Kelly Rowland x Simply Deep

Throwback Review: Kelly Rowland x Simply Deep

(Released October 22nd, 2002) Before she made a name for herself as the Queen of Ratchet-Righteousness, Kelly Rowland was just trying to branch out a bit from her former position as second lead vocalist in Destiny's Child. That journey started with her debut album Simply Deep, but does the content live up to the name? [...]

Album Review: Ariana Grande x Dangerous Woman

Album Review: Ariana Grande x Dangerous Woman

(Released May 20th, 2016) Songstress, and former Nickelodeon actress, Ariana Grande is looking to put her child star persona behind her with the release of her latest album "Dangerous Woman." While the transition hasn't been the easiest for Ariana, she's managed to up the ante this go around. While her sophomore project My Everything put [...]

Album Review: Drake x Views From The 6

Album Review: Drake x Views From The 6

After months of anticipation, Canadian rapper Drake has returned with the follow up to Nothing Was The Same. Before the album's official release he was featured on Rihanna's #1 single Work and also released a joint mixtape/album with Atlanta rapper Future. While the album was still in the recording stages Drake gave away six singles; [...]

Album Review: Janet Jackson x Control (30th Anniversary)

Album Review: Janet Jackson x Control (30th Anniversary)

(Released February 4th, 1986) Over the last three decades, Janet Jackson has made a name as one of the greatest entertainers in history and it all began with the release of her third studio album Control. Yes, you read that right, her THIRD studio album; apparently her first two shots at the top of the [...]

Album Review: Rihanna x Anti

Album Review: Rihanna x Anti

(Released January 28th, 2016 - Tidal Exclusive)  It's been three years since Pop star Rihanna released her seventh studio album Unapologetic, since then the Bajan beauty has been the cover girl of various magazines, became the face of Dior and has seemingly taken over the fashion world; but unfortunately for her fans those endeavors halted [...]

Album Review: Monica x Code Red

Album Review: Monica x Code Red

(Released December 18th, 2015) After failing to gain the public's attention and support with her last album New Life, Monica returned to the drawing board three years later to deliver Code Red. The project contains features from Timbaland, Akon and Missy Elliott and puts the singer back on the right track as she picks up [...]