Album Review: Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V

By Tarein Phillips, Contributor [Young Money; 2018] Rating: 7.5/10 Key Tracks: “Let It Fly”, “Mona Lisa”, “Used 2” Following a lengthy legal battle with business partner and close friend Birdman, the process of releasing Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V for the past four years has been difficult. With constant pushbacks of the release date, fake tracklists…

Album Review: Black Panther The Album

By Allegra Solomon, Contributor [Interscope / TDE; 2018] Rating: 7.5/10 Key Tracks: “The Ways”, “Paramedic!”, “King’s Dead” As if an all-black Marvel movie wasn’t enough to take Black History Month to new heights, the star-studded Black Panther soundtrack—curated by Kendrick Lamar and the rest of Top Dawg Entertainment—brought together every influential black music artist from…

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

Tremendous year. 25 albums. The votes are in–here we go! 1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN., [Interscope / TDE; 2017] By Jon Fuchs, Music Director DAMN. is only further proof that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers of our generation. Instead of creating another concept record like good kid, m.A.Ad. city or To Pimp a Butterfly,…

ACRN’s Favorite Tracks of 2017

From monumental releases to rockstar controversies, 2017 was a huge year for music. As the year comes to an end, here are ACRN’s favorite tracks from 2017. Give these tracks a good listen; they deserve it. Sam Tornow, General Manager: Yves Tumor – “Limerence” In passing, “Limerence” can sound like an interlude. The light, ethereal…

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor [TDE; 2017] Rating: 7.5/10 Key Tracks:  “HUMBLE.”, “XXX.”, “FEAR.” The rap wunderkind Kendrick Lamar has once again captivated the music masses with DAMN. It is difficult to dissect a record that has omnipresent attention, yet once the dust clears, a cursory listen can show how packed of quality this album…