Album Review: Khalid – Suncity

By Andrew Breazeale, Contributor [RCA; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Vertigo”, “Better” Over a year after his debut album, American Teen, was released, Khalid has graced us with a seven-track EP, Suncity. After being featured on numerous albums and singles in the past year, the El Paso-raised singer finally released his own music, and boy…

Album Review: 6LACK – East Atlanta Love Letter

By Nolan Simmons, Contributor [Interscope; 2018] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Loaded Gun”, “East Atlanta Love Letter (ft. Future)”, “Stan” Evidently, 6LACK doesn’t know what a sophomore slump is. Back in 2016, he released his debut album, FREE 6LACK, a bittersweet practice in self-examination that had everyone thinking about their ex. Now he is back with…

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,…