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Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise (Album Review)

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With Big Sean's February 24th release, Dark Sky Paradise, he has a lot to prove in the eyes of many fans. Most of all, those who felt that his second offering, “Hall of Fame,” failed to meet expectations compared to his highly-coveted mixtape, “Detroit“.

Track by track Big Sean goes in with his unique way of delivering punchline after punchline. However, when listening to this album I constantly questioned, where was the darkness and aggression Sean spoke of in interviews prior to this release? Finally Famous was what fans expected from Big Sean as a debut album, Detroit (a mixtape) was everything fans expected and led many to naturally fiend for Hall Of Fame: Memoirs Of A Detroit Player (the title that was later changed to what was released as, Hall Of Fame), Hall of Fame was…soft, to say the least when comparing it to his mixtape Detroit. However, was a solid album overall with a mixture of the classic emotional tracks, the Detroit player tracks, bangers like, “10 2 10” and “Mona Lisa” and the hilarious track, “Milf,” featuring Nicki Minaj & Juicy J.

Dark Sky Paradise could've simply been named, Hall of Fame: Insert Subtitle Here. It really is a figurative reflection of Hall of Fame.

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Album review score out of 10

With Big Sean's February 24th release, Dark Sky Paradise, he has a lot to prove in the eyes of many fans. Most of all, those who felt that his second offering, “Hall of Fame,” failed to meet expectations compared to his highly-coveted mixtape, “Detroit“.

Track by track Big Sean goes in with his unique way of delivering punchline after punchline. However, when listening to this album I constantly questioned, where was the darkness and aggression Sean spoke of in interviews prior to this release? Finally Famous was what fans expected from Big Sean as a debut album, Detroit (a mixtape) was everything fans expected and led many to naturally fiend for Hall Of Fame: Memoirs Of A Detroit Player (the title that was later changed to what was released as, Hall Of Fame), Hall of Fame was…soft, to say the least when coomparing it to his mixtape Detroit. However, was a solid album overall with a mixture of the classic emotional tracks, the Detroit player tracks, bangers like, “10 2 10” and “Mona Lisa” and the hilarious track, “Milf,” featuring Nicki Minaj & Juicy J.

Dark Sky Paradise could've simply been named, Hall of Fame: Insert Subtitle Here. It really is a figurative reflection of Hall of Fame.

Production
7


Lyrics
7.7


Features: Drake, Kanye West, E-40, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Jhene Aiko, Lil Wayne, John Legend, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Ariana Grande
7


Hype
8


Pros
  • Production. I can’t say I was disappointed with any of the production. Not amazing, but decent.
  • Lyrics. Classic punchline Sean.
  • Features. Appearances gave tracks a good balance
  • Artwork. The imagery got a lot of fans excited for this album.
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Cons
  • Aggression. It seems Big Sean missed the boat on showcasing how far he could go in and OWN the tracks.
  • This album feels like a step back from Big Sean’s debut and sophomore albums.
  • No track stood out further than already released singles.


7.4
Overall Rating

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Phabo – “FREE” ALWAYS COMES WITH “BULLS%!*” [EP Stream]

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“FREE” ALWAYS COMES WITH “BULLS%!*”

Its been a while since we got a project from the Los Angeles-based Singer/Songwriter, Phabo. But tonight, he ends that hiatus with a brand new EP titled, “FREE” ALWAYS COMES WITH “BULLS%!*”. The 6 track effort is something to hold fans over while Phabo‘s upcoming album, “How’s My Driving?“, nears completion. My favorite tracks are, “West Hills“, “My Ex” and “Make It Big“.

Overall, “FREE” ALWAYS COMES WITH “BULLS%!*”, is definitely worth taking a listen to. Especially if you haven’t yet heard of Phabo.

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Kehlani – You Know Wassup

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Since the video’s surface of YG kissing another woman, the world has been wanting to hear from girlfriend, Kehlani. Today, the songstress finally breaks her silence in the form of a record titled, “You Know Wassup”. In the record Kehlani addresses YG, his demons, her traumas and how both collide.

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Joyner Lucas & Tory Lanez – Suge (Remix)

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It’s been a little bit since we heard one of these freestyle from Joyner. Today Joyner Lucas and Tory Lanez link up for a new freestyle over DaBaby‘s smash single, “Suge“.

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