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June 2019

by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

YG | 4Real 4Real

YG is an MC who excels in saying a lot with very little — take “Stop Snitching,” a masterclass in mean mugging with a chorus of six repeated words, each one delivered with such stern intensity that the presented central idea that double-crossers will…

June 27, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Megan Thee Stallion | Fever

Three albums in and Megan Thee Stallion’s sound hasn’t changed much; instead, it’s the world that’s started to catch on. More expensive sound mixing and Juicy J co-sign aside, Megan has always been a boss and she’s well aware of it. The playful swing…

June 27, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Injury Reserve | Injury Reserve

“Experimental rap” has become a strange term these days; there’s been a plethora of niche artists who have imbued their craft with avant-garde stylings while also attaining some semblance of mainstream recognition; Chief Keef, Lil B, Young Thug, Sheck Wes — to name just…

June 27, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Denzel Curry | Zuu

Where last year’s Taboo found itself caught between ignorant, mosh-ready anthems, SoundCloud rap mockery, and socially conscious imagery (a combination that was only occasionally purposeful), Denzel Curry’s breezy, soncially consistent new album Zuu cuts off pretty much all the fat — and ditches the capital…

June 27, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

DJ Khaled | Father of Asahd

DJ Khaled raised a bit of a stink recently, after his eleventh studio album, Father of Asahd, failed to secure the top spot on the Billboard 200, revealing his displeasure in a since-deleted Instagram post that attacked Tyler, the Creator, whose self-produced Igor bested…

June 27, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

Young Nudy | Sli’merre

It’s easy to presume that the emergence of SoundCloud-platformed rap music from the last few years is the definitive proof of the devolution of the hip-hop genre as a whole; after all, if a bunch of seemingly clueless teenagers can slap a few tracks…

June 27, 2019
by Paul Attard Kicking the Canon Music

2Pac | Me Against the World

Had he not been murdered more than two decades ago, Tupac Shakur would have turned 48 this month; he would be in the third decade of his career, and probably still releasing an album every two years or so. He would also, very possibly,…

June 27, 2019
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