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Schoolboy Q - Blank Face Album Review


Top Dawg Entertainment are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed crews in the game, and deservedly so. I don't need to mention the genius of Kendrick's latest LP, and Schoolboy Q finds himself following up one of the most wildly received album's of recent memory. Q's last release, 2014's 'Oxymoron' was a banging, authentic west coast album, and he takes his craft to a higher level on the new 'Blank Face' LP.

Schoolboy Q - Blank Face Album Review

Opening with the crisp, majestic 'Torch', Schoolboy instantly shows a maturity and professionalism that bodes well for the rest of his fourth studio LP; Q demonstrates a gritty delivery over a slow-moving instrumental contributed by Chicago production duo Nez and Rio. The Swizz beatz production 'Lord Have Mercy' is an early highlight; despite the track's short run-time it remains a clear favourite from the LP, with passionate lyricism from Q over a quirky, textured beat quite outside the realms of Swizz's comfort zone.

One of the things floating around the webisphere around the time of 'Blank Face's release was Kanye West's appearance on 'That Part'. Yeezy starts his verse with a characteristic piece of bottom of the barrel lyricism that relies more on swag than thoughtful penmanship ("OK, OK, OK, OK, OK, OK" - seriously that's the opening bar), and despite the beat's looming sinister aura and Q's cockiness, which resonates with more sincerity and skill than Kanye's, the song is one of the more forgettable efforts on the project. Q recruits another legend for 'Groovy Tony/Eddie Kane'; the collaboration with Jadakiss is a hard-hitting, aggressive cut, and is another example of the boundary-pushing vision Schoolboy explores on the album.

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What's Going On With The Animations On Your Friends Photos? Even The Stars Are Playing Pokémon Go!


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In case you're still wondering why people are running around with their phones out expressing a wish to 'catch 'em all' and posting screenshots of cartoons in their backyard on social media, let us explain. They are addicted to a new gaming app for iOS and Android called Pokémon Go.

Pokemon GoPokémon Go has got the world glued to their devices (but at least we're outside)

Pokémon Go is a GPS-based interactive mobile app that has just launched in the US and UK and has basically had everyone going nuts. You'd think it was aimed at kids; perhaps an ingenius method of getting them to play outside despite being glued to their phones. However, plenty of 20+ year olds have had a wave of early 2000s nostalgia.

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Schoolboy Q - Wireless Festival 2014 - Day 2 - Performances - Schoolboy Q on the main stage at Finsbury Park in London - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 5th July 2014

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Reading And Leeds Festivals 2014 Announce Another 50 Acts La Dispute, Gerard Way, Sigma Plus Many More

Posted on 29 May 2014

Reading And Leeds Festivals 2014 Announce Another 50 Acts La Dispute, Gerard Way, Sigma Plus Many More

Outkast Were Back In Georgia For CounterPoint Festival 2014, With A Few Special Guests


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Outkast returned home to Georgia for their stint at CounterPoint Festival 2014 - and fans were a lot more pleased this time round than they were at their comeback gig at Coachella.

Nothing was going to spoil the mood at this year's CounterPoint Festival. With a line-up headlined by one of the world's favourite veteran hip hop duos and also featuring Pretty Lights, Foster The People and STS9, not even the ferocious storm that swept the venue over the weekend engulfing festival goers in streams of mud was going to ruin the experience for anyone. 

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Wireless Festival 2014 Tinie Tempah, Robin Thicke, Sean Paul Plus Many More Added To Bill

Posted on 26 March 2014

Wireless Festival 2014 Tinie Tempah, Robin Thicke, Sean Paul Plus Many More Added To Bill

With That Grammy Nonsense In The Past, Kendrick Lamar Is Focussing On 2014's New Album


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The last few years have been somewhat of a ride for Kendrick Lamar, who received critical acclaim with Section.80, then matched that critical acclaim with Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, added fiscal success to the mix.

Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar was widely considered to have been robbed, even by Mackelmore, who 'robbed' him

The Grammys were expected to be Lamar’s, but a surprising win for Mackelmore has distracted people from the facts: Kendrick is the most active rapper out there at the moment, and despite a text from the unexpected winner suggested he was robbed, the wheels of the brand keep rolling.

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Does Schoolboy Q's New Album 'Oxymoron' Live Up To Its Hip Hop Buzz? [Video]


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Schoolboy Q's long-awaited third studio album Oxymoron has been released this week and as fans all over the world are loading up their mp3 players and stereos to get acquainted with the hip hop star's latest work, we've had a snoop around all the reviews.


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