Part One of A Two Part Series | Album reviews

Part One of A Two Part Series

3headersWritten by DeRa Brinson

This is part one of a two-part series of albums released in the past two years that the Sonic Breakdown has not yet reviewed but that we recommend. All of these albums have qualities that make them stand out for lyrics, production, or concept that elevates them above the rest of the albums.

rootsThe Roots: And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.
This is a unique and innovativeContinue reading

Part One of A Two Part Series | Album reviews

Dom Kennedy

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Written by DeRa Brinson

This Sonic Breakdown features Dom Kennedy’s self-titled album Dom Kennedy. I have to thank my friend Criselda, who told me about Dom Kennedy several years ago. This is the first album of his that I have really sat down and listened to. As usual, we will follow the same format of breaking down each song followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.

“Daddy”
The album starts with production that sounds as if it was made by the legendary Continue reading

Part One of A Two Part Series | Album reviews

The Growing Process

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Written by DeRa Brinson

This Sonic Breakdown features Dizzy Wright’s studio debut album, The Growing Process. This is the first album that I have heard of his. We will follow the usual format of breaking down each song followed by a conclusion of the album as a whole.

“Higher Learning (Intro)”

A Red Hot Chili Peppers “Under the Bridge” type of sound is used for the production. A guitar playingContinue reading

Part One of A Two Part Series | Album reviews

AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP

photo 1Written by DeRa Brinson

This Sonic Breakdown will cover A$AP Rocky’s album AT. LONG. LAST. ASAP. This is the second A$AP Rocky album I have heard; the first was LONG. LIVE. A$AP. It will be presented as usual with a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.

Holy Ghost”

A man with a preacher’s tone and cadence yells, “This negra has kept his soul from theContinue reading