• Rap Hour: 4:44 Review (Jay Z Album)

    JAY-Z, hustler, entrepreneur, and family man is the master of reinvention.  Using the studio as his lair, on his 13th album Hov  curates a very person 36-minute length record birthed from honesty and vulnerability. Exclusively produced by hip-hop veteran NO I.D., each track is dually a confession and reflection of past sins fueled by infidelity, pride, […]
    • by Yoey
    • 4 Years ago
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  • Rap Hour: I Decided vs. DAMN Album Reviews

    2012 gave us our first Big Sean and K.Dot collaboration on “100,” the standout track from Big Sean’s fourth mixtape Detroit.  Merely 1 year later, in 2013 we received the game changing and ever controversial release of “Control,” the promotional single that was slated to appear on Big Sean’s sophomore album, Hall of Fame, but didn’t […]
    • by Yoey
    • 4 Years ago
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  • Big Sean: I Decided Album Review

    Big Sean: I Decided Album Review Big Sean’s fourth album I Decided postulates that this may be the Detroit native’s definitive work, but is it? Undoubtedly, his most personal work to date, I would have much preferred this pseudo-autobiographical album to be eponymous to better reflect the new layer of personal depth he introduces to the listener. Title […]
    • by Yoey
    • 4 Years ago
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  • The Fabric Of Culture: J Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive Album Review

    Written By: Jes, The Nomadic  In the height of societal chaos J.Cole delivered a 13-track gem with the release of his third album, titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive, an ode to his childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. If ever there was uncertainty of Jermaine, despite the success of his freshman and sophomore album, his […]
    • by Yoey
    • 6 Years ago
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  • The Fabric Of Culture //// Kid Cudi: Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon

    Opting to not market nor promote his 5th studio album, Kid Cudi has successfully pulled off the surprise project release in similar fashion as his contemporaries inclusive of Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Kanye West. Originally slated to be an EP Cudi decided to release the album as a full-length studio album. Cudi’s 5th album marks his […]
    • by Yoey
    • 7 Years ago
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  • The Fabric of Culture /// The Kim-Ye Brand?

    Having teamed with corporate endorsers such as Nike, Louis Vuitton, Yahoo!, Pepsi, Anheuser–Busch, American Airlines, and Dodge, Kanye is certainly no stranger to the financial backing of corporate America. Undeniably talented in a plethora of fields inclusive of fashion, design, visual art, and most notably music, Kanye uses his creative agency DONDA, named after West’s late […]
    • by Yoey
    • 7 Years ago
    • 1
  • The Fabric Of Culture /// DRAKE “A Conversation Piece”

    Written By: -Jes, The Nomadic Without a doubt Drakes junior album, “Nothing Was the Same,” is one of the most highly awaited albums of 2013. Its fourth quarter release, dropping September 17th, has some critics projecting that the likes of Jay Z & Kanye West’s summer albums Magna Carta Holy Grail and Yeezus, respectively, will pale […]
    • by Yoey
    • 8 Years ago
    • 1
  • The Fabric Of Culture /// Magna Carta Holy Grail

    Written By: Jes, the Nomadic.  Magna Carta Holy Grail is the 12th studio album from hip-hop great Jay-Z. Penning a deal with Samsung that his catapulted MCHG to platinum status before it’s release, it makes the historically questionable title a little easier to digest viewing it from Jay-Z’s vision of defining new rules (i.e. Magna […]
    • by Yoey
    • 8 Years ago
    • 1
  • The Fabric Of Culture: Born Sinner

    Written By: Jes, The Nomadic Born Sinner, originally slated for release on June 25th, was rescheduled for an early release of June18th in effort to, as J.Cole stated in his Power 105.1 interview, “have his work of art be apart of the conversation and hype of Kanye West’s Yeezus.” Whether a marketing ploy or just […]
    • by Yoey
    • 8 Years ago
    • 1
  • The Fabric Of Culture: Yeezus

    The Fabric of Culture: YEEZUS Written By: Jes, The Nomadic Yeezus, the sixth studio of creative genius Kanye West is perhaps the most dark and unconventional of all its predecessors. West seems to culminate his entire musical career prior to its release, while also serving as a commencement of his exploration into what he considers […]
    • by Yoey
    • 8 Years ago
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  • The Fabric Of Culture /// “Yeezus Artwork”

    The Fabric of Culture Yeezus Artwork In typical Mr. West fashion, the cover art of his much anticipated sixth studio album is just as buzz worthy, if not more, as the artwork of Kanye’s fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy released in 2010. While the cover art of MBDTW was more subjective, the […]
    • by Yoey
    • 8 Years ago
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  • The Fabric of Culture /// J.Cole: Truly Yours EP

    Despite a push back of his sophomore album “Born Sinner,” which was scheduled for a late January release, J.Cole, another underground heavyweight, was able to deliver a free EP Truly Yours released earlier this week. The EP has 5 tracks, of which J.Cole stated via his blog that they didn’t make the final cut of […]
    • by Nick
    • 8 Years ago
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  • The Fabric of Culture /// Jean-Michel Basquiat & The Brooklyn Museum

    The Brooklyn Museum housed in the Beaux-Arts Building in New York is considered to be one of the most renowned museums in the country since its humble beginnings in its late 19th century opening. In addition to the museum’s impressive collection, which ranges from ancient to contemporary art, an online collection exhibiting the works of […]
    • by Nick
    • 8 Years ago
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  • The Fabric of Culture: Arthur George Socks by Rob Kardashian

    In the spirit of entrepreneurship Robert Kardashian has joined the ranks of the Kardashian clan by adding his style to the Arthur George sock line, which debuted in November 2012 at Neiman Marcus, to compete against the likes of popular designers such as Robert Graham, Paul Smith, and hook+Albert. Moderately priced at $30 the socks […]
    • by Yoey
    • 8 Years ago
    • 1
  • The Fabric of Culture: Long. Live. A$AP

    The Fabric of Culture  Long. Live. A$AP A$AP Rocky kicked the year off leading the pack of anticipated albums of 2013, with his highly publicized Long.Live.A$AP. An unofficial member of the 21st century wave of backpack rappers, A$AP Mob’s front man, established his placement in hip-hop with his 1st major label album, following his 2011 […]
    • by Yoey
    • 8 Years ago
    • 1