I figured I would get another one of these posts out before 2019. As already explained, I listened to more albums that we can review. Like most people I have a iTunes playlist designated for albums I want to listen to and this is me clearing that out. Now let’s get back to clearing out the queue.
I honestly wish I had time to give a proper review Anderson .Paak‘s third official studio album, Oxnard. I pretty much liked every track on the project. And it’s weird because the people I’ve talked to about the album didn’t like it that much. But yeah, I fucks with this album hard. “Tints” is still probably my favorite track but “6 Summers” is hard too. I’ll go with that one.
Black Thought dropped another edition of Streams of Thought EP, this time replacing 9th Wonder with Salaam Remi. With fear of sounding like a Funkmaster Flex meme, this project is full of BARS. That strength also may be its problem. Black Thought can rap his ass off and Salaam Remi is still a good producer, but Streams of Thought, Vol. 2 is just about what you expect. I’m not gonna call it boring but I can see somebody feeling that way after a few listens. It’s worth checking out though. Check out “New Grit”.
After hearing “Off Deez” with J. Cole, I thought DiCaprio 2 would be the project that would help J.I.D reach his potential. But for some reason the music just doesn’t connect with me. I got bored towards the end of the album. J.I.D is still talented though. Does it matter that I didn’t listen to the first DiCaprio mixtape? I wonder if Leonardo would’ve signed off on a real cover photo? Probably. Check out “Slick Talk”.