Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Review: Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ | 50 Cent

Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
BY DAN GARCIA ★★★★★

On Thursdays we review albums that are considered “classic”. This week it’s the classic album that pushed gangsta rap to new heights, 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ This is certainly one of the best debut albums by a rapper (in the conversation with Nas’ Illmatic and Kanye West’s The College Dropout). The 2002 album, released by Eminem’s Shady Aftermath and Interscope, was made popular by the radio hit ‘In Da Club’ (and bonus track ‘Wanksta’) but received its vast critical acclaim by the realness and vividness in 50’s gangsta rap.

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Throwback Thursday Review: The College Dropout | Kanye West

The College Dropout
BY DAN GARCIA ★★★★★

On Thursdays we review albums that are considered “classic”. This week it’s the classic album that introduced us to Kanye West, The College Dropout This album is still today considered one of the best, if not the best, freshman albums of all time (up there with Nas’ Illmatic and 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’). This album, released by Roc-A-Fella Records, was the album that people told the young producer that he could never make. Instead however, not only was it pressed, but it was received with wide critical acclaim and gave us classic hip-hop tracks like ‘Jesus Walks’ ‘All Falls Down’ ‘Through the Wire’ and ‘Slow Jamz’.

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Throwback Thursday Review: The Moon & Antarctica | Modest Mouse

BY DOMINIC BARICEVIC ★★★★★

“The universe is shaped exactly like the earth/ If you keep on going straight, you’ll end up where you were.” This quote from opening song ‘3rd Planet’ sums up the theme of The Moon and Antarctica; the world is going to end soon. In this song, people are quitting their day to day jobs, packing up their belongings, and preparing to head out to a “3rd planet”. This 3rd planet could be a heaven or purgatory of sorts. Perhaps it is a void of nothingness known as death. Whatever it is though, it’s coming, and people are anticipating it greatly.

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Throwback Thursday Review: Black on Both Sides | Mos Def

BY CHRIS MONTANA ★★★★★

Every Thursday we will be reviewing albums that are considered “classic”. With the 15th anniversary of this legendary album coming up next month, it is only appropriate that we start this new feature off with this legendary hip hop album. Continue reading Throwback Thursday Review: Black on Both Sides | Mos Def