#216 – Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone

Early in the pandemic, when everyone was reeling from the brick wall that society had just slammed into, one thing that really kept me going was the regular selection of live concert films that were going around.  Pretty quickly, there were many options each day of all different genres, and these were the saviors ofContinue reading “#216 – Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone”

#206 – Music to be Murdered By by Eminem

I heard the tail end of “Forgot About Dre” as I got into the car today and it left me wanting to hear some Eminem.  From there I noticed that there are several of his albums that I’ve never heard, so here we are.  Every time I think about Eminem I am reminded of twoContinue reading “#206 – Music to be Murdered By by Eminem”

#183 – Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God by Busta Rhymes

This, Busta’s 10th album, was just released on October 30th and the timing is no coincidence.  He had some pretty choice words for America as we headed towards election day.  I’m not sure the message lands as hard as, say, RTJ4 did, but there’s still some valid points.  I’d love to get a one-week check-inContinue reading “#183 – Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God by Busta Rhymes”

#161 – Ego Death by The Internet

I can’t bring myself to actually watch the confirmation hearings that have been going on this week.  The pageantry of it all is ridiculous, with both sides pretending they aren’t just going through the motions in the process of a foregone conclusion.  There does seem to be, however, a pretty good drinking game to beContinue reading “#161 – Ego Death by The Internet”

#151 – Suga by Megan Thee Stallion

It’s rare these days when I feel like it was worth watching Saturday Night Live.  There was a time where my family Tivo’ed it on a regular basis, but that was long ago, indeed.  These days, it takes a news story about how great a certain sketch was or an outstanding musical performance, as wasContinue reading “#151 – Suga by Megan Thee Stallion”

#147 – The Wack Album by The Lonely Island

I loved the first two Lonely Island albums, so it’s a little weird that it took me this long to listen to their 2013 offering, but today was a good day for it.  It’s hard to forget the cacophony of calamity that is consuming the world, and especially the United States.  The pressures of pandemicContinue reading “#147 – The Wack Album by The Lonely Island”

#145 – The Predator by Ice Cube

I worked on an episode of a talk show today that featured a Zoom call with Ice Cube.  He was there to talk about the election, plus a project he’s been working on called the “Contract With Black America.”  It’s a compilation of demands/suggestions for how America can reckon with its history of mistreatment ofContinue reading “#145 – The Predator by Ice Cube”

#141 – Madvillainy by Madvillain

Since I’ve repeatedly stated my affinity for interesting collaborations, I won’t yet again belabor that point.  Madvillainy, suggested to me by my most prolific album-recommending friend, is the 2004 offering from Madlib and MF DOOM, reminded me that my selections have become homogenous recently.  The recommendations that I get have not only provided interesting listeningContinue reading “#141 – Madvillainy by Madvillain”

#113 – Give The Drummer Some by Travis Barker

This album was recommended by a friend a few days ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  It’s essentially a compilation album with all the beats by Travis Barker and each song features the lyrical styling of some of the biggest names in hip hop.  I have always enjoyed these types of projects,Continue reading “#113 – Give The Drummer Some by Travis Barker”