Tag Archives: Rap
I used to write hip-hop album reviews. I know, doesn’t seem that far-fetched at all.
From late 2006 into early 2008, I slammed the likes of Styles P and Sa-Ra (album is kind of dope now – what the hell did I know?) for HipHopSite.com. This was pretty major for me, a young journalist at the time searching for as many writing avenues as I could find. Perhaps more significantly, HipHopSite was the first website on the Internet to cater to rap in a way that spoke to me, and it unquestionably help to cultivate and refine my appreciation of the genre.
This was the place where I first heard Skew It On The Bar-B and Nas Is Like. I remember the goosebumps that accompanied the opening drums of the latter like it was yesterday. As such, HipHopSite will always hold a significant place in my life.
This one somehow slipped past me when it dropped a month or so ago. Thankfully the Internet is here to remedy the situation.
Kaytranada hit BBC 1 in January to unleash this syrupy beauty from The Internet, entitled Girl. Just waves and waves of lushness here – it’s a gorgeous piece of music.