Posts By Sheldon Pearce

Trippie Redd: !

Trippie Redd’s sprawling album is designed to show his versatility, but it’s not nearly wild enough to distract from its lack of coherent ideas.

Burna Boy: African Giant

The Nigerian singer blends the personal and political into a new benchmark of Afro-fusion music.

Chance the Rapper: The Big Day

Chance’s sprawling, 77-minute “debut” is an exuberant and often wonderful celebration of love and family that struggles to bring depth to his newlywed dad-raps.

Willow Smith: Willow

The latest album from the child star turned Star Child can be pretty in a tuned-out sort of way, but her psychedelic soul music is no closer to showing us who she really is.

Mase: Harlem World

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit the debut album from Mase, an icon of the shiny suit era who turned the Bad Boy throne into a recliner.

Various Artists: Revenge of the Dreamers III

The first spoils of the fabled Dreamville sessions feature J. Cole and his label mostly thriving in a collaborative environment.

GoldLink: Diaspora

GoldLink’s second album stretches far beyond his home in the DMV. It is a confluence of black music; hip-hop tracing its way back to the universal sounds of Africa.

Polo G: Die a Legend

Polo G blends pop and drill with ease and delivers a standout Chicago street rap debut that is meticulously crafted and honestly told.