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SZA – Sobriety

Posted on November 20, 2014

I can hold my liquor. Why? Because I don’t drink it. That sober life has done me well, but this song has nothing to do with not being sober, but yet the fact that SZA cannot do such a thing (or at least, it’s hard to). Coming right off the news that she’s going on tour with Jhene Aiko & The Internet (not the actual…nevermind) she drops off this track that has that Badu-ist vibe around it, and I wonder why this didn’t make the cut for ‘Z‘, but that just sets up what to look out for on ‘A’. Shoutout to Thundercat and his poignant bass guitar. Enjoy.

BJ the Chicago Kid – The M.A.F.E Project

Posted on November 20, 2014

I’ve been a fan of BJ the Chicago Kid even before I knew he was an actual official artist. That was probably 4-5 years ago, but from that point, Pineapple Now Laters has been one of those albums that has been in constant rotation (currently playing it as I write this). He has that sound that is nostalgic, but at the same time, he adds the style of today’s adolescence and makes it enjoyable and soulful. ‘Restoring the feeling’ is an overused term, and I feel like there should be a new feeling that’s even more invigorating when it comes to how we accept our love of music. A feeling is a feeling regardless, but the same way we feel for the new, we won’t…

Black Milk – If There’s A Hell Below – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on November 17, 2014

Black Milk is one of the most under-appreciated artists out there that has been consistently making good music for damn near a decade. With the success of his previous album No Poison, No Paradise, I was sure that the limelight would have grown for him as it looked like his popularity would ascend, given that he garnered positive reviews. It was surprising to me that he was going to drop an album a year later, because NPNP is still fresh to the ears, but I definitely wasn’t going to argue about receiving more music which would be a continuation, not to be confused with a sequel. The imagination that Black brings to his music, besides the production & lyricism, heightens the creative level that…

Interstellar – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on November 12, 2014

One thing that has always fascinated but haunted me for a good duration of my life has been what exactly happens to us when we die. Do we just sit in that coffin and await the fate of nature to consume our bodies? Do our souls really travel to a Heaven or Hell? Or is there something out there that is interconnected with us that is in a galaxy far far away? There are a lot of questions that have no answers, because the dead can’t talk, and the smartest people in the world won’t even be able to decipher what’ll happen. It’s one of life’s greatest mysteries, but I don’t let it consume me. What we, as humans, obsess over is our own…

Dear White People – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on November 7, 2014

Dear white people,   You don’t make it all easy to be Black when people like myself are put into situations that make it awkward for us to be ourselves. Actually, let me not speak for the whole race, and let me speak for myself. There’s a lot that I could relate to with this movie, and when I initially saw the concept trailer for it, I was all behind it. When it was announced that it was going to be made into an actual movie, I was excited. I’ve watched, witnessed, laughed, and got a bit angry. The premise of this movie stems from the classic movie School Daze, but with the added twist that instead of it being an all Black college,…

Logic – Under Pressure – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on November 7, 2014

The majority of people that I’ve found out about, music wise, has come from the help of social media (Twitter to be more specific), and Logic is just one example of how gaining a buzz strictly off the internet can generate into a following and then that pretty much extends into superstardom. Mixtapes, mixtapes, and more mixtapes were his M.O for creating such a following, and in 2012, I had no idea that his base was as big as it was at that time. I saw him perform at a bar venue in Toronto and it was damn near sold out. Of course, Toronto is one of those catalysts that latch onto new talent rather quickly, but to see people come out to the…

Domo Genesis – Under the Influence 2

Posted on November 6, 2014

Remember a time when Domo Genesis was considered one of the weakest rappers in Odd Future behind Earl, Tyler & Hodgy Beats? That seems like a long time ago, because since No Idols, he has not missed. Not once. At all. His verse on Rusty, multiple verses on OF Tape Vol 2, his verses on the Mellowhigh album, his verse on Robes for Freddie Gibbs’ Piñata album; Domo has not missed, and he’s back again with the sequel to the mixtape that started his ascent into becoming not only the best rapper in the crew, but stepping out to be one of the better rappers around for the younger representatives. He definitely has put in the work, so it’s a matter of time before he gets proper recognition. To see the…

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