April 27, 2020

Knxwledge 1988

Continuing with showing love to diverse producers, DJ’s, beat makers. The Laid back creative flow of Glenn Boothe aka - Knxwledge fell into my lap with his new 2020 release while trying to find a Corona Virus groove. My introduction to Knxwledge was his 2015 release HUD Dreams so this was a welcomed surprise. Thus finally getting to talk about this creative artist that caught my attention 2 years ago.

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So Alicia and I was watching social media and a lot of stuff popping up with sports figures and entertainment people. It was a surprise when we saw the Lebron James commercial then what he had in his garage. Here’s our thoughts

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You already know we criticize Dreamville for lack of promotion and weak promotion.  But mad love to a lot of their artist and the King sitting on top J.Cole.  So this massive compilation release with so many surprises that I couldn't get to the end until I rewinded so many of these cuts that it too me a few days to take it all in.  Any way here it is.

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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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Being a fan of Freddie Gibbs, during our last review it was mentioned that he needed some serious production help as well as a few features. In jumps super producer Madlib. Following a lot of his instrumental albums I have been a fan for a while but lately he has been producing a lot of others. With this combination we looked forward to hearing this release

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Almost fresh off our review of his last years critically acclaimed release Flower boy. We get this new change and feel from Tyler after he has done some commercial high viz projects. We review the new 12 track release Igor and debate its merits so to speak

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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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May 5, 2019

Khalid - Free Spirit

This young crooner wrote his song American Teen at 17 and now as he’s going on 21 he has another solid full length release Free spirit. He got a sweet intro by Apple by being featured on their memoji commercial with his single “talk”. We sit down to listen to his 17 track new release. Still listening to R&B right now. Go figure.

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April 28, 2019

Anderson Paak - Ventura

We get a second chance to listen to a new feature release for Anderson Paak. It was surprising that he would come out with another release so quickly but the sound and feel of this release is something Sean and I wanted to discuss.

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April 14, 2019

Solange: When I get home

Our next R&B release is a spiritual amazing sequel to a seat at the table that transcend lyrics and takes you into another level of music. Sean and I kept silent about our review until we sat down to review it together. This is our thoughts.

 

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When I Get Home is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Solange, released on March 1, 2019. It is the follow-up to her 2016 album A Seat at the Table and explores Solange Knowles' hometown of Houston, Texas

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