The Reach | Album reviews

The Reach

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The Breakdown

This Sonic Breakdown will cover Boogie’s mixtape The Reach. This is my first complete introduction to this young new artist. I briefly heard a few tracks from his mixtape Thirst 48 that was released last summer thanks to my friend O. I didn’t hear enough to develop an opinion about his music and style at that time. Today’s Breakdown will be presented as a conclusion on The Reach mixtape as a whole.Continue reading

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Indigo Child

raury coverWritten by DeRa Brinson
This Sonic Breakdown will cover Raury’s 2014 album Indigo Child. This is my introduction to this young creative producer and singer/songwriter. It will be presented as usual with a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.

“War” (Part 1)
The album begins with a bass drum being hit with short strikesContinue reading

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Beauty and The Beast

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Written by DeRa Brinson
This week’s Sonic Breakdown will cover Rapsody’s album Beauty and the Beast. This album is actually a rereleased deluxe version of the original released in 2014. This is a talented female artist whose album was referred to me by Matthew McCray, a true hip-hop head that I know. I will give a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.

“Feel It” 
A scene from the movie G.I. Jane begins the album, setting the tone ofContinue reading

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Surf

surf4Written by DeRa Brinson
This Sonic Breakdown will cover Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s album Surf. This was my introduction to Donnie Trumpet; I have heard several projects from Chance the Rapper, who is an essential part of the group. It will be presented as usual, with a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole. This was album was recommended by reader Jason. 

“Miracle”
The album begins with sounds that evokeContinue reading

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Part Two of The Two Part Series

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Written by DeRa Brinson

This is part two 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.Continue reading