Micke Ahola

Young Thug and Clint Eastwood

How Young Thug depicts love through cowboys and toothpaste

A review of Young Thug's Beautiful Thugger Girls

Young Thug released a lot of music in 2017. As expected. In 2016, Thug’s incredible run of mixtapes, starting from the hard-hitting and belligerent Barter 6 in April 2015, through the bloated but ever so enjoyable Slime Seasons, culminated 16 months later in Jeffery, Thug’s most experimental, eclectic, and consistent project yet. Where fans were ambivalent critics were amazed, but in either case, the world could not wait to see what Young Thug had in store for 2017. On February 23rd, Young Thug finally dropped a song, together with a music video, as the first sign of what was to… Read more

Big Sean and Tony Robbins

How Big Sean’s I Decided mirrors the ideas of Tony Robbins

A review of Big Sean's I Decided

In an interview with Zane Lowe in January 2017, Big Sean said he felt like “life is all about the decisions you make”. The interview was part of Big Sean’s press tour leading up to his fourth studio album, I Decided, which he released a month later. I had been enjoying Bounce Back, a catchy collaboration with the Atlanta producer Metro Boomin and the first single from I Decided, so I decided to give the album a listen. Last night I took a L, but tonight I bounce back Bounce Back set the tone for the album, as seen in the… Read more