XXXTentacion: Beautiful Music and Painful Content

Beautiful Music and Painful Content

Written by Jason Terrell is aware of the legal claims against this artist and do not condone any violence of any kind which includes domestic violence.  At this time he is still being investigated and we will let the legal system determine his guilt or innocence.  So please keep that in mind as you read this article.

If you’re like me, then you probably never heard of XXXTentacion, or if you have heard of him, it may not be in the best of situations [XXXTentacion Gets Punched While Performing on Stage in San Diego]. I admit that I wrote Triple X off, and I had no intention of listening to this project, but DAMN I was wrong!

“17” is the first major release of XXXTentacion, and he establishes himself as a pioneer of his class. It’s hard to describe his style but picture the creativity of Chance the Rapper wrapped in an Emo package, that’s XXX. I’d call him the Anti-Chance. I don’t mean they have any personal beef but he’s the Anti-Chance purely in content. Both are creative and have a good ear for music but where Chance is full of joy and gospel, XXX takes a moodier approach and his content is about about rage and depression.Continue reading

Childish Gambino Awaken,My Love!

The Sonic Breakdown

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Written By DeRa Brinson

Donald Glover also known as the artist/rapper Childish Gambino came out with a thoughtful and humorous second studio album Because the Internet. That album was a very good sophomore album that had an interesting perspective and full of creativity. Many people might be like me and know of him first as an actor/comedian then later found out his musical gifts. He is a renaissance man in my opinion as an actor on the television show Community, writer on 30 Rock, stand up comic Wierdo, creator/producer/writer/director of (GREAT FX Show) Atlanta, upcoming Star War’s role as Lando and rapper/artist has three studio albums Camp, Because the Internet and Awaken My Love!. The latest album Awaken, My Love! the titleContinue reading

Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered


Kendrick Lamar, Untitled Unmastered
This Sonic Breakdown will cover Kendrick Lamar’s album Untitled Unmastered. The album requires some time to absorb, and we are branching into podcasts as well, so sorry for the delay in getting you guys this review. This album is not the first Kendrick Lamar album I have heard, as you guys know from the To Pimp a Butterfly Breakdown. I have listened to his previous albums, Overly Dedicated, Section .80, good kid, m.A.A.d city, and now Untitled Unmastered. I will present a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.

“Untitled 01| 08.19.2014”
A very jazzy, funky feel is heard through theContinue reading

Rihanna Anti (Deluxe)

RihannaRihanna’s Anti (Deluxe) album

Written by DeRa Brinson
This Sonic Breakdown will revolve around Rihanna’s Anti (Deluxe) album. This is the first Rihanna album I have listened to of my own volition; my other audio experiences with her music have beenContinue reading