Posts By Sheldon Pearce

MAVI: Let the Sun Talk

The latest tape from the 20-year-old rapper is dense and mystic. MAVI delivers revelations from the shadows, concealed and mysterious, in search of fresh air and sunlight.

Young M.A: Herstory in the Making

The New York rapper’s highly anticipated debut album is another big, long flex from one of the most skilled rappers to emerge in the last five years.

Young M.A: Herstory in the Making

The New York rapper’s highly anticipated debut album is another big, long flex from one of the most skilled rappers to emerge in the last five years.

Brittany Howard: Jaime

The exceptional solo debut from the Alabama Shakes singer-songwriter is a thrilling opus that pushes the boundaries of voice, sound, and soul to new extremes.

EarthGang: Mirrorland

The debut album from Spillage Village founders Olu and WowGr8 is a whimsical, theatrical attempt to capture the inexhaustible magic of Atlanta.

Is He Real?

The major-label debut from the Maryland rapper clearly wants to appeal to the thinkers, but even at its most lucid, this loosely conceptual album falls well short of lofty ambitions.

Common: Let Love

Common’s latest is a loungy meditation on love and its many forms. It is at turns hopeful and naive.

Rapsody: Eve

Rapsody’s third record is a triumph. The North Carolina MC unlocks her full skillset and brings her creativity and ingenuity to the fore.