Author archive for Byrd

  • IAMSU [Interview]

    By Byrd on March 10, 2014
     The Bay Area has been in the news quite a bit lately.  A cultural melting pot, the Bay is typically outshone on a national scale by the glitzy lifestyle found in Los Angeles. However, NorCal and the Bay Area (which includes Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley, among others) in specific presents a more unified, yet paradoxically diverse, society that promotes […]
  • Schoolboy Q – Break The Bank [Song Review]

    By Byrd on February 7, 2014
      After releasing the standard and deluxe album artwork for his major label debut Schoolboy Q did us all a favor and liberated an Alchemist produced cut he’s been hiding from the public since 2012. There is an ancient saying, “If you give a man a fish he will eat for the night, but if you give him an Alchemist […]
  • The Based Bulletin, Your Weekly Wrap: 10/19-10/25

    By Byrd on October 30, 2013
    Niggas with the most opinions, usually have the least It’s funny how now rappers be on the druggy shit Downloaded my tape, sat back, studied shit - Flatbush Zombies- ‘Palm Trees’ A couple of weeks ago Action Bronson told us that Blue Chips 2 would drop on the first rain of November. So last week, he finally settled on a date. […]
  • Nipsey Hussle – Crenshaw (Mixtape Review)

    By Byrd on October 23, 2013
    A: “I have a right to talk about whatever I want, I have a right to give my opinion, because I back everything up. Y’all thought I was talking shit when I first came out, now you see that I back everything up. Back to back to back to back, so basically. Shut the fuck up. Stop talking to me…I’m […]
  • Denzel Curry – Nostalgic 64 [Album Review]

    By Byrd on September 30, 2013
    Watch out for Denzel Curry’s new album Nostalgic 64 (N64). While not every song is a top track, it’s highly listenable, and plays as a more technically skilled and lyrically inclined version of a Flocka album. Denzel employs heavy trap synth beats and catchy hooks along with his on point flow to paint a much more Scarface-esque picture of Florida; […]