Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Oxnard

By Kwase Lane, Contributor [Aftermath; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “6 Summers”, “Cheers”, “Sweet Chick” In his third studio album and final “beach trilogy” entry, Anderson Paak showers the auditory canvas with musical ideas of different tints and tones. Oxnard shows how far Anderson has come from Venice, even if it isn’t as critically acclaimed…

Album Review: BJ The Chicago Kid – In My Mind

By Diana Powers, Contributor [Motown; 2016] Rating: 3.5/5 Key Tracks: “Church,” “Jeremiah / World Needs More Love,” “The New Cupid” Bryan James Sledge, aka BJ the Chicago Kid, has not released an album since 2012’s Pineapple Now-Laters. Since then, Sledge has become one of the most sought after collaborators in the industry, working with Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and other big names in…