Chris Brown – Royalty: Album Review

I was super excited for this album to drop when first announced. I’ve always been a Chris Brown fan and the hype for it was so real, I really thought it was going to be masterpiece and go down as a classic. You can see where I’m going with this.. I was wrong and frankly I’m slightly disappointed.

When hit singles Liquor, Zero and Back To Sleep released, everyone screamed YES he’s back with some dope songs for his seventh studio album. It’s not terrible; I just expected some soulful R&B with a couple club anthems not a commercial pop record which it feels like. He spoke in various interviews about taking his time in the studio, creating something great, something personal, and with the album title being named after his daughter – it just didn’t deliver unfortunately.

We all like songs about sex and relationships, its natural but it lacks vision and growth from him as a person, especially after going through so many changes this past year. I wanted to hear so much more, feel more. Don’t get me wrong, Picture Me Rollin, Little Bit, Fine By Me, Blow It In The Wind and couple others will get played on my speakers occasionally but overall it’s not my favourite album out at the moment. If you’re a CB fan like me then it’s worth listening to, just don’t expect to be amazed. Oh and check out all the visuals on YouTube – pretty sick.

Anyways, this is just a slip up – he still remains as one of the biggest male artists right now and I’m sure we have a lot more of his music and creativity to look forward to in the future.

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G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out: Album Review

Firstly, I don’t want to see any Macklemore comparisons because G-Eazy is also a white rapper from the south. There is no comparison; G-Eazy is doper by a long mile. I remember hearing I Mean It (ft. Remo) last year and loving it, in-fact I’m listening it whilst writing this.

I didn’t have any expectations when I decided to listen to the album, because even though I rated him a little, I wasn’t a huge fan although I think he may have just converted me with When It’s Dark Out. I am beyond impressed because it’s an album that I can thoroughly listen to without feeling the need to skip a song which hasn’t happened in a minute. The sound-track features hit singles Me, Myself & I (ft. Bebe Rexha), Random and Drifting (ft. Chris Brown and Tory Lanez) with a video soon to drop.

For a sophomore album, it’s not one to be dismissed. There’s been so much shade thrown but rather than being a hater, take time to listen. Couple of my favourites include Calm Down, Of All Things (ft. Too $hort), Order More (ft. Starrah) and Nothing To Me (ft. Keyshia Cole & E-40).

How much of it is really G-Eazy though? We don’t know. Is everyone going to like it? Probably not but I’m one of the few that do.

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