album spotlight

New Vs Old Album Review

February 2, 2012

I have a review up on The Word is Bond site today. It is for the album “New Vs Old” by IV the Polymath. It’s the first review I have ever written for an instrumental hip-hop album. Head on over there and check it out. You can [Keep Reading]

Albums You Are Afraid to Admit Liking

April 1, 2008

I know some people throw away years of listening and try to distance themselves from their earlier musical tastes. Some won’t even acknowledge the music that they listened to as a kid. I can’t understand how people can be like this. The music [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight # 6

March 18, 2008

2Pacalypse Now by 2Pac This is the debut album from “the greatest emcee to ever touch a mic,” at least I have been proclaiming that ever since I was first introduced to this amazing artist. There is something intangible about his music. It could [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight # 5

February 26, 2008

Coast II Coast by Tha Alkaholiks I’ve known alcoholics and it is not a cool thing. That’s why when this rap group first came out I shunned them. I didn’t want to hear a group that just talked about getting drunk all the time. Their first album [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight # 4

February 19, 2008

Big Red Letter Day by Buffalo Tom The year is 1993 and I am glued to my television set every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Claire Danes fills up the screen as a 15 year-old teenager in the critically acclaimed My So-Called Life. I am captivated by her [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight # 3

February 13, 2008

Huh!? Stiffenin’ Against The Wall by Organized Rhyme The year is 1991. I catch this strange music video called, “Check the OR.” I’m fixed to the television. The song and video are captivating. The old school vibe and sample have my head [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight # 2

February 5, 2008

Good Weird Feeling by The Odds This album is absolutely amazing. It is one of only a few albums in my collection that I never seemed to get bored of. I can listen to it no matter what my mood. When it first came out I listened to it all the time. I [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight # 1

January 29, 2008

Raising Hell – Run-DMC This is the album that introduced me to rap music. I remember it quite well. I was at a family due and my cousin had the cassette tape. He made sure that the adults weren’t around and he played it for a few of his cousins. [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight Series

January 22, 2008

Tuesdays are when new music is released. I used to look forward to Tuesdays. I would run to the record stores downtown and try to find the lowest price on the new must-have tape. Yup, I said tape. I reluctantly started buying CDs when I realized [Keep Reading]