Psycadelik Thoughtz | Album reviews

Psycadelik Thoughtz

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Written by DeRa Brinson

This Sonic Breakdown covers B.o.B’s album Psycadelik Thoughtz. Previously, I had only listened to his album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, which I thought was an interesting and different sound that I enjoyed. I want to check out his earlier album Strange Clouds, but I have not gotten around to it, but there is still time. I will follow the same format, giving a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.

“Psycadelik Thoughtz”
A psychedelic-type of production emoting a high-energy, free-spirit feeling with a trippy vibe sets the atmosphere of the album with Continue reading

Psycadelik Thoughtz | Album reviews

Compton

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This week’s Sonic Breakdown covers Dr. Dre’s new album, Compton. I grew up listening to Dr. Dre, starting when he was part of the rap collective N.W.A. This album is his first in sixteen years since 2001, the follow up to The Chronic, and both are certified classic albums. This album is inspired by the making and release of the movie Straight Outta Compton, which chronicles the formation and maturation of N.W.A. I will follow the same format, giving a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.

“Intro”
The album begins with the cinematic sounds associated with watching the beginning of a movieContinue reading

Psycadelik Thoughtz | Album reviews

#AndSeeThatsTheThing

delcoverThis Sonic Breakdown will cover Dej Loaf’s EP #AndSeeThatstheThing. This is the first Dej Loaf album I have heard; the first song I heard from this young artist was “Try Me,” which gained a tremendous amount of buzz last year. It will be presented as usual with a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.

“Desire”
This song’s production has an R&B feel that is propelled by the soft tone in Dej Loaf’s voiceContinue reading