Album Review: Kanye West – Jesus Is King

By Jackson Stein, Contributor [Def Jam / GOOD; 2019] Rating: 4/10 Key Tracks: “Selah”, “God Is”, “Use This Gospel” 2018 was perhaps the most turbulent year in Kanye West’s career. Although never afraid to challenge his audience’s loyalty, his recent outlandish tweets, unhinged interviews and an inexplicable embrace of Donald Trump have made the past…

Album Review: Vince Staples – FM!

By Tarein Phillips, Contributor [Def Jam; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “Feels Like Summer”, “Outside!”, “New earlsweatshirt – Interlude” On the same night where Swizz Beatz, Metro Boomin and Takeoff were set to release their newest albums, the prince of Long Beach and America’s most beloved former-Crip, Vince Staples, shined the brightest releasing FM!. This…

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…