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Black Milk – Scum (Feat. Random Axe)

Posted on October 15, 2014

It’s a busy 4th quarter in Hip Hop, as many people have already claimed that this is one of the worst years for Hip Hop. I wouldn’t exactly say all that, but it was definitely a dreadful summer. The year started off with a bang, tapered off, and now it’s looking to end off on a high note going into 2015. Black Milk arguably dropped one of the bets albums in 2013 with No Poison No Paradise, and a year later, he’s looking to add to that greatness with If There’s A Hell Below. So far, he’s 3 for 3, with some great features from Bun B (Gold Piece), and re-connecting with Sean Price & Guilty Simpson to form Random Axe. Production should never be a…

Jay Rock – Parental Advisory

Posted on October 15, 2014

Do you know how long it’s been since Jay Rock dropped Follow Me Home? 3 Years. Do you know what he’s dropped since? Not a damn thing, except laying down wicked feature verses and a freestyle over Numbers on the Board. I’ve been itching for some new music from the Nickerson Gardens representative aka the beginning of TDE & Black Hippy as millions of people all know and love today. Top Dawg promised 6 albums from the label in 2014; 4 have dropped, and there are 2 left to go with as many months left in the year. Can it happen? Who knows, but this is a good start. The beat is definitely full of that West Coast appeal as he takes us back to the…

The Judge – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on October 13, 2014

Estranged families are common in everyday life – we can’t choose our blood, it’s what we’re born into, and we have to live with that every day until we pass. ‘Dysfunction’ and ‘Family’ go hand-in-hand unless for God knows what reason, you happen to have the perfect one. I most certainly don’t, but we make it work, and where everyone may not get along, there’s always the common link of blood that will (more times than not) bring them together for a common cause. I’m not the greatest family member; between both sides of my family, I have an issue with conveying balance. Seeing both sides is a difficult task, and most of the time, I’m not really up for it, but it doesn’t…

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on October 10, 2014

October is going to be a serious month for music, which means that ears will be on full tilt in listening to everything and anything (okay, maybe not just anything), but one album that I’ve been looking forward to all year has been this one from Flying Lotus, and here’s why: if you haven’t heard of him before, he’s basically a lowkey mastermind when it comes to experimental production. Not experimental like EDM, but he taps into the groovy electric and blends it into the jazz & hip hop cross that make it unique besides other projects where you can tell (or not) that they were Hip Hop focused in a way as instrumentals as opposed to compositions. How he’s built his name has…

The Equalizer – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on October 5, 2014

            It’s kind of hard to dismiss Denzel Washington movies, because he’s essentially a hero for multiple generations of fans. We’ve seen him play multiple roles and are still wondering how he doesn’t have as many accolades as he should (yes, I’m still confused why he didn’t win for Malcolm X). This movie came out pretty randomly and I didn’t know a lot about it except for the fact that he was going around cleaning up messes like the good guy in old western movies. There wasn’t a lot of backstory behind it, but that’s why we watch movies, folks.             What this movie reminded me of was a mix of The Punisher & Man on Fire, because Denzel takes on that bodyguard role…

Gone Girl – The STiXXclusive Review

Posted on October 3, 2014

I find that I’ve been reading novels a lot more because of the realities of the news that have just been so depressing that the imagination and imagery of literature has taken me away from it, even if it’s temporary. Gone Girl was one of those books that I was whisked away into a dark and tormented tale of a crazy ass couple (that’s the only politically correct way to put it) that was full of more twists and turns than a rollercoaster at Wonderland or Six Flags. This was a book that I was excited to read from start to finish, and I didn’t want to put it down. I haven’t been that excited to read a book since Girl With The Dragon…

Gary Clark Jr. Live [Album]

Posted on September 29, 2014

Since I witnessed him perform at the inaugural Made In America Festival, in Philadelphia (2012), I’ve been a fan of Gary Clark Jr. ever since. Having had comparisons to some of the best to do it, and he’s really just breaking out now, it’s crazy. His music’s been featured in TV shows & movie trailers, he’s worked with artists likw The-Dream & Big K.R.I.T that will appeal to the non rock (and/or) roll listeners, he’s played at the Kennedy Center Honors, and even for the President of the United States. I’d say that’s a big deal, but what do I know. The man is a bad man on guitar, and if Blak & Blu isn’t evidence of that enough, then perhaps the live version of some of…

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