June 4th, 2010 at 11:57 am
Niggas sayin TML is dope = lowering your standards! It’s not terrible, but it’s not good either
its kinda hard to elevate standards when u see the output of music quality….forced to conform by todays standards or continue listening to the past which gets old after awhile
Then peoploe should say “compared to whats coming out”
I liked DR, OJ Simpson, RPM, looking forward to Black Milk and couple releases this summer. but Rae’s OBFCLII came out last fall, that still dominates. but hey if its good music to you, enjoy. ill check it out more in depth, but im not gonna say its great,and listento it when I got other stuff from Kool G to Evidence and whatever.
the last 2 lines of that were worthless. ignore/take witha grain of salt
LOL @ XXL being too chickenish to actually make the call, themselves…
Back when I was the music editor for this magazine, I always had to deal with questions about how the ratings were determined? How could two albums of obviously different calibers get the same ratings? So on and so on…
I can’t speak for our current music editor, Rondell, but I judged each project as a body of work on its own merit or against the particular artist’s catalog. Sometimes, it was a matter of where the album stood amid the current crop of music and what the project meant in that moment in time.
Needless to say, it was/is a tough job—especially now with albums leaking early and everybody and their baby mama thinking their a critic because they have access to a computer.
The latest project of the moment is Drake’s long-awaited debut, Thank Me Later. After springing online earlier this week, everyone is tossing out his or her opinions about the disc. I hit up the @XXLStaff Twitter account earlier today and asked folks what they thought of the project so far.
Some good, like, @iamMATTF @XXLStaff gr8 album. So far gone status…lived up 2 my expectations
And some bad, like, @jesse_wildcat @XXLStaff it sucks!! I don’t wanna thank him later, I want an apology.
And some indifferent, like, @TrapSquad76 @xxlstaff some songs were cool but wasn’t really for me.
Whichever way you look at it, I can’t call it and neither can some of my colleagues. Since yesterday we’ve been talking about the disc and getting a similar array of feedback. It’s a little too early for an official review—we’ll wait for the retail album in its entirety to keep it one hunnid—but I really want to know what the people think.
Everyone’s a critic, right? So here’s your shot. Vote below for the rating you’d give Thank Me Later if you had the chance. Since anyone can click a button, why not make it interesting by actually supporting your unbiased rating in the comments section
if TML ain’t the album of the summer then what is or going to be?
in the wheels….wow. pull up on the busiest set w/breezes on it playin that shit and tell me it doesn’t work. provided that ya car and car stereo are both pleasing to sight and sound.
For me (sorry to be so repetitive) Black Milk. but i see what you’re getting at and totally overstand it. Rick Ross makes some good “windows down on a sunny day” music tho too. in fact thats almost the only time igot him on, unless he kills something (other thana prisoner’s hopes/dreams, just playing)
June 4th, 2010 at 12:06 pm
***not a Wayne fan, at all, but he killed everyone on “Hollywood Divorce” except for 3000
who else was on that song that can really rap besides 3k anyways? i mean snoop used to be decent…i dotn even remeber who else was on it
***just Snoop and Big Boi…niggas front on BB, but “Speakerboxxx” was a dope album….balanced out nicely with “the Love Below”….Snoop’s been terrawfulble on guest appearances since “2 of Amerikka’s Most Wanted”, though…
LF- this dude on the radio, Huggy Lowdown (none), just said that scientists initially thought that the BP oil spill had made its way down to Venice Beach, then they realized it was just Gabourey Sidabe (sp?) taking a swim…LMAO