Stay Human – Michael Franti And Spearhead

Back in 1997, Michael Franti and his band, Spearhead released their second studio album, “Chocolate Supa Highway.” It was yet another slice of socially conscious funky hip-hop mixed with shades of reggae, along with the odd storytelling rhyme. Fans waited with baited breath for the next installment, which unfortunately took a lot longer thanks to record label politics, including a record executive suggesting Franti collaborate with Will Smith, as he was the biggest rapper at the time. Continue reading

4:44 – Jay Z

On June 30th 2017, the rapper known as Jay-Z exclusively released his thirteenth studio album, “4:44” on his streaming service, Tidal. The actual disc was released a week later on July 7th and featured three bonus songs, all of which were initially unavailable elsewhere. Continue reading

Boomiverse – Big Boi

BOOMIVERSE

In June 2017, Big Boi of Atlanta-based hip-hop duo, Outkast released his first solo album in five years, titled “BOOMIVERSE.” Seemingly, this release came out of nowhere on Apple Music, but if you were following his career, then you were most likely anticipating it. “BOOMIVERSE” featured contributions from long-time collaborators Organised Noise, Sleepy Brown and Killer Mike to name but a few. Continue reading