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The Review: Sweet Design by Double A Featuring Y10

October 23, 2019 @ 11:46 am

We bring you our review of Sweet Design by Double A off his third solo mixtape, Project Z. On this Song, he features Y10 and tells us why he thinks Hip Hop needs a revival. Download the full mixtape here

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Credit: Adedamola Adegoke aka Double A

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The Review: Cater 2 U by Destiny’s Child

September 10, 2019 @ 1:06 pm

In 2005, Destiny's Child released Cater 2 U as the fourth and final singled from their fourth studio album, Destiny Fulfilled. Are the lyrics of the song still relevant in today's world? Ramatu Ada Ochekliye discusses the song on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review. 

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Credit: Cater 2 U by Destiny's Child

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The Review: Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready) by Alicia Keys

August 13, 2019 @ 1:10 pm

We go all the way back to when Alicia Keys wrote a song as an ode to doing the unthinkable when you are in love. The song is off her fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom, which was released in 2009. 

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Credit: Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) by Alicia Keys

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The Review: Juice by Lizzo

June 4, 2019 @ 9:36 am

Lizzo is an American singer, rapper and presenter. On this episode of Shades of Us: The Review, we discuss Juice, her lead single from her third and debut major-label studio album, Cuz I Love You

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The Review: Arise by The Seige

April 16, 2019 @ 1:06 pm

We discuss Arise, a song by The Seige for Marvel's Cloak and Dagger on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review. 

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Credit: Marvel's Cloak & Dagger | Season 1, Episode 4 Music: The Seige – “Arise” | Freeform

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The Review: How Much A Dollar Cost by Kendrick Lamar featuring James Fauntleroy and Ronald Isley

March 19, 2019 @ 1:16 pm

Per request from Senan Murray, we review Kendrick Lamar's 'How Much A Dollar Cost' off his album, To Pimp a Butterfly. K.Dot features James Fauntleroy and Ronald Isley on this track. 

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Credit: How Much A Dollar Cost by Kendrick Lamar featuring James Fauntleroy and Ronald Isley

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The Review: Please Me by Cardi B and Bruno Mars

March 5, 2019 @ 12:05 pm

In their second song together, Cardi B and Bruno Mars deliver a sensual song titled, Please Me. We discuss the song on this Shades of Us: The Review episode. 

 

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Credit: Please Me by Cardi B and Bruno Mars

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The Review: Violent Crimes by Kanye West

January 15, 2019 @ 11:15 am

On this episode of Shades of Us: The Review, we discuss Violent Crimes by Kanye West off his 2018 album, Ye

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The Review: Oyi by 2baba featuring HI Idibia

January 8, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

A review of 2baba's 2019 single, Oyi. In this one, he features his brother, HI Idibia. 

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The Review: Can’t Be Broken by Lil Wayne

November 13, 2018 @ 12:26 pm

On this episode of The Review, we look at Lil Wayne's Can't Be Broken off his 2018 album, Tha Carter V. This was a request from Mbaidom Isaac Ibrahim from Yola, Nigeria. 

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