Author archive for Lawrence

  • Warm Brew – The Ride [Mixtape Review]

    By Lawrence on August 6, 2013
    Don’t let the name deter you. These cats have produced one of the smoothest mixtapes you’ll find this summer. But it’s not surprising, seeing as all members are born and bred in sunny Southern California, attending high school with fellow rapper Tate Tucker. While Warm Brew has yet to attract 5.9 million views on Youtube, they remind me of a […]
  • Statik Selektah – Extended Play [Album Review]

    By Lawrence on June 26, 2013
    Following extensive collaborations with prolific artists ranging from Bronson to Freddie Gibbs, Reks, and Strong Arm Steady, Statik Selektah continues to hone his inner East Coast, boom-bap feel with the release of his fifth studio album, Extended Play. Extended Play is a self-produced 18-track album that boasts a heavyweight cast of underground artists, such as Sean Price, Joey Bada$$, Freddie Gibbs, […]
  • The Catch Up [2013 Hip-Hop Roundup]

    By Lawrence on June 21, 2013
    2013 has been a very exciting year for fans of Hip-Hop thus far. Whether its the Flatbush inspired Beast Coast Movement or the return of soulful Hip-Hop in Chance’s Acid Rap, 2013 has had no shortage of music as artists and innovative styles are brought to the public light each day. Seeing as tons of music is released on a daily basis, […]
  • Sir Michael Rocks – While You Wait [Mixtape Review]

    By Lawrence on June 13, 2013
      Sir Michael Rocks, the other half of The Cool Kids, is still trying to find his niche in the Hip-Hop scene. While You Wait is a 10-track tape featuring the likes of Ab-Soul, Mac Miller, and Loverance that adds a new type of sound to his persona. As the title suggests, While You Wait is a teaser for his […]
  • Rich Kidd – In My Opinion [Mixtape Review]

    By Lawrence on May 9, 2013
    Ever since Toronto-bred Rich Kidd dropped his latest mixtape, In My Opinion, a few weeks ago, my suitemates and I have been bumping it non-stop. A total of 18 out of 19 of the tracks are produced by the Kidd himself, and from samples to original beats, the quality remains consistent throughout. Kidd is a fiend for heavy bass (definitely […]