April 13, 2020

Tek Lun - DWEEB 2019

I didn’t do a review of Tek’s highly enjoyable “allow it” released in 2018. I wasn't feeling the earlier  EP release Blood, but now with the release of Dweeb. The B’more native has been moving forward with his sound so I wanted to hear what this one would sound like. He goes a different route and flavors his multi layer tracks with more vocals, trap beats and for sure his signature synthesized sound. At the same time I ran into his group NASA 8 so I had to show some love this year.

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Sean and I wanted to review the Smith children since they both came out around the same time.  First we give our take on Willow and a style that we weren't expecting to hear.  Also since she is more of a veteran than her brother.  We didn't know what we would get.  Then we drop in Jaden.  He had a few releases after his well received debut album (for the record, those other releases I was not feeling) So for 2019 we get a listen to another one of these long ass releases with long ass 4 min. average songs. 

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I’ve been a fan of James Blake for years. With his odd sound but soothing voice that went with so much but not quite with anything. He made you listen for different reasons and some how you would hear him sprinkled in with some hip hop folks. His dark brooding sound that was heard for years could have been a precursor to the young depressed sound you some times hear today. But this new release has a tone that’s unfamiliar but quite refreshing. This is the evolution of James Blake with a touch of his hip hop buddies help.

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This week we get a little Neo-soul and a little west coast rap harmonizing music that Sean and I get into this week.  A break from the named performers as well as familiar sounds out today.  A really good mixture and somewhat contrasting but pretty good releases for this year.  Strictly west coast this week.  We test each others perspective on these two artist.

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Sean and I sit down to review one of BK's most oddest group.  The Flatbush Zombies.not every hearing from this group before.  I was pleasantly surprise to hear their 19 track release with a few features that went very well with this release

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Flatbush Zombies is an American hip hop group from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City, formed in 2010

This week we drop in on two artist we felt was worthy of being highlighted with their new releases. Tory Lanez and xxxtentacion.   The release I personally was looking forward to is the XXXtentacion new release. With our previous review of his "Debut release 17" we didn't know what we were going to get especially after the SYRE release by Jaden Smith. And by the way, he's number 1 on the billboard chart.    Then we get into the Tory Larenz.  

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We go through Sy Ari's two releases for the year 2018 and try to pinpoint this guys style and what he has done over the years as well as how his two releases compare to each other. We finish part two of the two Artist review with Sy Ari Da Kid

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For this two part music review, we review Tech n9ne and SyAri da Kid.  We go through these two artist old and new releases that have diverse and creative histories, We start with the prolific veteran from Kansas City, Tech n9ne.  We discuss his previous work and his current release.  With Tech n9ne unique style, it makes you rethink the current change of hip hop today.

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February 27, 2018

Altered Carbon (Netflix)

 

Alicia and I sit down and watch the 10 episode sci-fi series Altered Carbon which blew us away with the concept and new way of seeking immortality in the future.  Outstanding tech and visual sets.  This is one on the most interesting and controversial shows dropped on Netflix.

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More than 300 years in the future, society has been transformed by new technology, leading to human bodies being interchangeable and death no longer being permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the only surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned for centuries until impossibly wealthy businessman Laurens Bancroft offers him the chance to live again. Bancroft's request of Kovacs is to solve a murder -- Bancroft's. "Altered Carbon" is based on Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunk noir novel of the same name

February 13, 2018

Dark Matter (SyFy) season 3

Alicia and get around to review Dark Matter after watching the first two seasons.  The series are on us and we were excited to see the 3rd season come out.  But highly disappointed to know it was the last season.  

When crew members working on a derelict spaceship awaken from stasis, they have no memory of who they are or how they got onto the vessel. The only clues to their identities are weaponry and a destination. They must band together to fight off the threats they face on a voyage filled with vengeance, betrayal and secrets.  The sci-fi series is based on the graphic novel of the same name.

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