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After another chaotic year of this fucking pandemic one of the few shining lights has been the quality of the music. More artists are taking their time and delivering more complete projects, unlike the last few years pre-pandemic where singles got strung along and the craft just didn’t feel there. 2021 was different, our list is the 12 best complete projects top to bottom. This year Hip Hop really took the driver’s seat and grabbed...

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Longtime colleague and La Mesa’s own Cali Kev was a guest on the Random Gold Podcast giving me my first exposure to Marquis and Andrew. Their boldness, chemistry, and willingness to say whatever was on their mind is what pulled me to the show. The Random Gold podcast is pushing boundaries and reclaiming a place for comedy as well as civil discourse. This is one of the reasons I became a weekly viewer and a...

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After the dramatic surprise release of Kanye West’s latest album DONDA the stage was set for Drake’s revenge album Certified Lover Boy that dropped one week later to take over the chart and has been keeping hold since. Most popular music sites use rating systems with little transparency of how they came up with the album’s score, always leaving room for scrutiny. Here is the first time we are presenting the new standard for my music reviews called the...