album spotlight

  • New Vs Old Album Review

    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 listen to a few of the tracks and […]

  • Albums You Are Afraid to Admit Liking

    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 that I have loved stays with me. I might have moved away […]

  • Album Spotlight # 6

    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 be the raw emotion that he seems to evoke on every […]

  • Album Spotlight # 5

    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 21 and Over got a lot of play […]

  • Album Spotlight # 4

    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 character and this little show and tune in […]

  • Album Spotlight # 3

    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 nodding. The comedy on the screen makes me chuckle. The three guys in […]

  • Album Spotlight # 2

    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 can sing […]

  • Album Spotlight # 1

    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. One of the rappers swore […]

  • Album Spotlight Series

    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 that I could not save the cassette tape format […]