Max Fredell

Critical Voices: Lil Reek, <i>The Graduation EP</i>

Critical Voices: Lil Reek, The Graduation EP


It’s the squeak, that’s the first thing. The strain in his voice over high open-vowel sounds, Lil Reek sounds a lot younger than he is. He’s not old though. The Graduation EP  is his debut project, made as a send-off for his high school graduation. Admittedly, that’s almost old in Soundcloud terms. Lil Yachty was…

The Weekly List: Underappreciated Female Rappers!

The Weekly List: Underappreciated Female Rappers!


So lowkey as a writer, I’ve never written about any female rappers, after like six articles or something. Which is absurd. There are so many talented women in hip-hop! And it would be a shame to let one or two women stand for the whole spectrum of artists innovating and getting their bags. So here’s…

Dieuson Octave and Me

Dieuson Octave and Me


Dieuson Octave is Kodak Black, a 20-year-old Broward County rapper, two years older than I am. He’s been in and out of jail and the court system since I was a high school freshman. He’s been convicted of sexual assault. A Google search provides as many of his mugshots as his mixtape covers. While I…

Critical Voices: Migos, <i>Culture II</i>

Critical Voices: Migos, Culture II


Back in 2015, Quavo, leader and migos-est member of Migos, alerted the world “Gangsta rap is back.” This came off of Yung Rich Nation, the middle release of the YRN trilogy, and the capstone to the purified Atlanta-gangster rap the group had been developing since 2013. Before Cardi B, before Culture, before “Bad and Boujee,”…

Broward County: Gucci Gang and Yeezus

Broward County: Gucci Gang and Yeezus


Audio mixing is a fairly benign element of a song’s form in contemporary-pop music. While Ed Sheeran may opt for a more open and acoustic recording style than Bruno Mars, both artists want ample space within a song’s mix for the vocal performance to differentiate from the remainder of the track and for the melodic…

Critical Voices: Metro Boomin, <i>Without Warning</i>

Critical Voices: Metro Boomin, Without Warning


The first time Metro Boomin’s tag mumbles across his new album, Without Warning, it’s slower than normal. The syrupy “Metro Boomin want some more” indicates a mood, something eerie. In fact, Boomin may be the only producer in trap iconic enough to alter his tag and have it be an event. Leland Tyler Wayne, known…

Critical Voices: Ty Dolla $ign, <i>Beach House 3 </i>

Critical Voices: Ty Dolla $ign, Beach House 3


It’s easy to forget that Ty Dolla $ign turned 30 in 2015, especially so considering he’s nearly impossible to overlook in 2017, seemingly singing the hook to every other top 50 rap album that’s come out this year. Dolla’s new album, Beach House 3, spends some time reflecting on finding fame and wealth, and the…

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