Best of 2018

By EMMIE Staff When crafting our Best of 2018 lists, it was hard to find some commonalities: everyone found different projects to be more entertaining, heart wrenching and/or spiritual than others. For purposes of open debate and open thought, this is the best possible outcome. More importantly though, this is indicative of the year that music presented to us; in short order, too much awesome music came … Continue reading Best of 2018

Some Rap Songs, Earl Sweatshirt

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 9.5 For this review, I shall only refer to Earl Sweatshirt, the name most people are probably more familiar with, as Thebe Kgositsile, his birth name. If you need reason why, here’s a snippet from Some Rap Song’s twelfth track, “Veins”: “Earl is not my name, the world is my domain, kid.” The third-to-last track of L.A. cult moniker … Continue reading Some Rap Songs, Earl Sweatshirt

Mudboy, Sheck Wes

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 8.3 In late February, Harlem’s self-proclaimed renaissance man Sheck Wes said in an interview, “I’m a mudboy. I came from the mud, oozed out the concrete. I’m not a rose. I’m a mudboy, I came from nothing.” This mantra, this self-bestowed label is all you need to know about Sheck Wes and his music; everything is raw. Life, in … Continue reading Mudboy, Sheck Wes

East Atlanta Love Letter, 6LACK

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 7.7 As we approach the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s tragic-rooted experiment– the dimly lit 808s & Heartbreak – we reach for an understanding of its innumerable influence. As a case study, 808s earthed the contemporary iciness of the R&B-Hip Hop fusion we see today. Without 808s, there is no Bryson Tiller, no Travis Scott, no Lil Uzi Vert, … Continue reading East Atlanta Love Letter, 6LACK