Today three major albums dropped in the world of hip hop. Although all three have leaked and I’ve been bumping them for a couple days, it is still a momentous occasion when big albums drop. The three albums that dropped today are Yeezus by Kanye West, Born Sinner by J. Cole, and Watching Movies with the Sound Off by Mac Miller.
The most hyped album of the three, Yeezus, continued in Kanye’s trend of pushing the musical envelope. He enlisted the help of Daft Punk and other EDM producers to create a dark bass filled album. With a title like Yeezus, I expected some really deep and profound lyrics. Instead I got “I just talked to Jesus, He said Whattup Yeezuz?, I said, “Shit, I’m chillin, trying to stack these millions”” Every review I have read has either loved it or hated it, but I am somewhere in the middle.
Mac Miller’s album may be my favorite of the bunch. He has a bunch of chill songs and I can just thrown on the album and have it as background music as I go about my day. I just wish some of the songs where a little more upbeat. One banger per album isn’t too hard to ask. Speaking of which J. Cole needs to learn how to make a banger. i don’t think he ever has. I love his music, but there is only so much I can take some times. He seems like he would be pretty depressing to chill with. If he made a couple upbeat songs and a banger I would be way more into his album.
I couldn’t put together a playlist of my favorite songs because they aren’t on grooveshark yet, but I suggest you give all these albums a listen.