Just to let you all know I will now be posting on maximoco.com, with the site’s title being Maximoco Review. It is a new blog that I have set up with the aim of reviewing popular culture, but through a critical lens – and as always, it will be sincere, but never too serious! They […]Read More My blog has moved to maximoco.com!
After reports emerged last week that US rapper Travis Scott has locked himself away in Hawaii to finish his highly anticipated album Astroworld, he posted an interesting tweet that seemed to fly completely under the radar, but sure got us thinking. On July 12th Scott tweeted: “HAPPPIEST ******* KID EVER. LETS ******* GETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT IT. !!!!!!!! ASTROWORLD” […]Read More Astroworld, Drake, and a major Record Deal that might surprise you…
Kanye West has spent the last six weeks giving us a crash course on how to be a press manager’s nightmare. He has said the complete opposite of what he was supposed to. Some critics maintain that Kanye’s music should be boycotted in light of his recent statements, but it feels like they miss the […]Read More Kanye West’s Twisted, Dark, Beautiful Reality
Post Malone is the epitome of the modern rapper – essentially because he rarely actually raps. If stripped of the numerous effects lathered onto his husky timbre in the production process, Malone’s vocals would not be out of place in folk or country music, and his beloved acoustic guitar belies a sweet spot for authenticity […]Read More Post Malone sticks to the script on ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’
Earlier this week, Kanye West teased his new collaboration with Hip Hop trailblazers Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert, posting on Twitter: “Trav we gotta drop the track with me you and Uzi this week bro.” Travis retweeted it, saying that was the plan all along. Yet New Music Friday came and went with nothing, […]Read More SCOOP: Did Apple Music just leak the name of Kanye West and Travis Scott’s new track?
I wrote a piece earlier this year questioning how far music is about the lyrics and the concepts contained within a song, or whether it is more about the melodies and the audial agreeableness of a song. I concluded that it was about striking a balance, underlining that I personally like some songs because I […]Read More I’m.moral Lyrics Pt. 1
This Tuesday, the occasion that all of Oxford’s Hip Hop and R&B fans had been anticipating finally arrived. It was the night of the ACS Gyaldem Sugar event at Cellar, and the hype surrounding it had been understandably huge. R&B tends to spend most of the term residing in the shadow to its more popular, […]Read More Oxford University Life: ACS Club Night shines but fails to sparkle
How do you write a love song? Undoubtedly, there needs to be a tenderness, as the artist opens up their heart to the listener, perhaps coupled with some shafts of darkness to emphasise the light that the relationship brings. And of course, where would we be without a healthy dose of romantic odes to the […]Read More Throwback: Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak – Icy laments that breathed warmth into Hip Hop
Metro Boomin’s second album in less than a month – Double or Nothing, with Big Sean – drops tonight…but is it possible to release too much music? It’s a question that seems more appropriate than ever, with the streaming boom and the advance of music software meaning producers can create an entire beat in a matter of […]Read More Is it possible to release too much music?
So first of all, I want to apologise for my lack of activity on here over the past two months! It’s been a crazy eight weeks, and I just haven’t had the chance to put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard). Secondly, the reason I’ve been so busy is because I’ve been completing […]Read More Sorry 4 the. wait…