Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wale - The Gifted (Album Review)

Release Date : June 25, 2013
Label : Maybach Music Group / Atlantic  Records

I gotta give Wale his credit, he continues to improve with each album he puts out. His sophomore album Ambition went gold thanks to the hit single Lotus Flower Bomb featuring Miguel. Wale also had an impressive showing on MMG's Self Made Vol 2 album. The DC native kept busy by releasing the Folarin mixtape on Christmas Eve 2012. The first single off The Gifted, Bad featuring Tiara Thomas appeared on that mixtape and its also Wale's biggest hit to date. June has been a big month for Hip-Hop, Kanye West, J Cole and Mac Miller all released albums on the same day (June 18), so that leaves June 25th wide open for Wale's 3rd album.

The good thing about this album is that it sounds nothing like Wale's past efforts. On the albums opener The Curse of the Gifted, Wale raps about his gifts and curses over Sean C, LV's guitar heavy instrumental. Wale addresses how people believe everything they hear nowadays on the Cee Lo Green featured Gullible, in the second verse he spits "TV killed the radio/ And then the internet slit the television throat/ But not before I gave birth to several episodes/ Our generation is cursed we got too many clones".

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Blog Intro

First things first, I was supposed to start this blog last year, but I kept wasting time, not to mention I couldn't come up with a blog name. When I finally came up with some, they were all taken and the crazy part is those blogs weren't even active, most of them haven't been updated for years and shit, but anyway the name I came up with recently was "ThatHipHopLife" but that was taken, so I decided to use "DatHipHopLife" instead. I even Googled it to make sure nobody else had it Lol. As far the blog goes, its gonna be everything that has to do with Hip-Hop, I have plenty of magazines, so throwback interviews from The Source, XXL and other magazines will be posted. I'm gonna write album reviews for new and older albums. I will write about other things going on in the music world as well. The blog design will  be updated as time goes by, I'm still unsure on how I want to design it, so stay tuned for that. Now that I got all of that shit out the way, the last thing I wanted to say is that the blog will be up and running this week!