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Quick 7: Pusha T's Daytona

To begin our coverage of all the albums emerging from Kanye West's highly publicized Wyoming Sessions, this Quick 7 reviews Pusha T's Daytona. Despite the focus on a controversial cover photo, a "heated" Drake beef, and Kanye West himself, King Push brings every ounce of his aggressive bars and emotion over a focused and brilliantly produced 7-track project. Playlist Theme - Rappers with Storied Histories in Business and Activism In our attached playlist, we feature Meek Mill, Drake, and...


Episode 18: Arctic Monkeys' Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

The Arctic Monkeys have only grown in popularity since their 2006 debut made waves in the garage rock scene. After the massively successful, leather jacket-clad AM album, Arctic Monkeys go to the moon for Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino for a radical change in sound. Does the lounge, future rock take off like a rocket or stay grounded? Find out with Seven Degrees. Playlist theme - The 2000s Rock Scene ( In the lead up to Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, we explore...


Episode 17: Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys

Post Malone finally dropped his much anticipated sophomore album "beerbongs & bentleys". The young rap/rockstar has seen a meteoric rise to fame in the past couple years with the release of "White Iverson", the hit "Congratulations" with Quavo, and the chart-topping, enduring singles "Rockstar" and "Psycho". After calling his debut album "Stoney" "mediocre", Post Malone refines his style to bring some of his most sonically focused and catchy songs, all the while portraying the goofy and...


Episode 16: J. Cole's K.O.D.

The real is back. Just four days before its release, J. Cole went to Twitter to announce he would be dropping his fifth studio album, K.O.D. With its multiple meanings, commentaries on addiction, and Cole's signature "Do-It-All-Myself" style, the artist has created his most commercially successful, and divisive, work yet. K.O.D. brings a brutally honest and unapologetic meditation on excess and youth while allowing Cole to further cement himself as one of the 2010's Hip-Hop Royalty....


Quick 7: Saba's Care For Me

Saba's second studio release Care For Me is our subject for this Quick 7 review. The Chicago-rapper first saw recognition from appearing alongside his fellow Chicago rappers and received positive reviews for his debut, but Care For Me takes it to the next level, offering a smooth, well-thought, and deeply personal look at Saba's mental state and coping following the death of his cousin and friend in early 2017. In the playlist attached to this episode, we see appearances from Noname,...


Quick 7: Ciaran Lavery's Sweet Decay

In this Quick 7 review, we discuss Ciaran Lavery's third solo studio release Sweet Decay. The Irish singer-songwriter saw acclaim after his 2016 release Let Bad In. With this project, he delivers the songwriting and voice while creating a relatable and tragic love story centered around a man who looks to love to escape his sadness and his sin. Be sure to check out the playlist for this episode as well! Featuring Mumford & Sons, James Vincent McMorrow, and Saint Sister, it shows the current...


Episode 15: Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy

Cardi B, the first female solo rapper in nearly 20 years to hit #1, released her debut project Invasion of Privacy as she continues to rise in popularity. As far as the album is concerned, Cardi B shows she's more than a flash in the pan. Playlist Theme - 2017 Rap Hits ( In the connections before Cardi's album we take a look at some other Billboard Hot 100 hits from 2017. We talk about how a wrestling legend has left his mark all over the rap industry, how Forbes...


Quick 7: The Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy EP

In our first Quick 7 episode, we cover The Weeknd's suprise release My Dear Melancholy. Amidst rumors of returning to the Trilogy/XO sound that fueled his dark R&B sex, drugs, and heartbreak style, does the Weeknd actually move away from the sound that netted him a Grammy and billions of streams? Kind of, but there is definitely plenty of shade being thrown at Abel Tesfaye's exes. Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 14: Jack White's Boarding House Reach

Jack White has had one crazy career, fronting three different bands and having a successful solo career. And, spoiler, he went full Jack White on Boarding House Reach. Playlist Theme - Experimental, Alternative, and Garage Rock ( In our connections leading to White's new album, we speak more on topics like how Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips are more related than you think, how Beck and Bjork are connected with a similarly eccentric French filmmaker, and how the...


Episode 13: PRhyme's PRhyme 2

We look at two hip-hop legends in this episode, Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier as PRhyme, and see if they can reach the same levels of acclaim on their sophomore collab. Playlist Theme - Hip-hop Duos ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 12: The Cranberries' Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

For our St. Patrick's Day special, we have some of the biggest Irish artists and groups ending with The Cranberries' debut album. Feelin' lucky? Playlist Theme - Irish-born groups ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 11: Logic's Bobby Tarantino II

After his album Everybody spread nothing but peace, love, and positivity, Logic drops Bobby Tarantino II and explores his new levels of success. Does mixtape Logic make a full resurgence? Playlist Theme - New Artist Mixtapes ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 10: Superorganism's Self-Titled

Holograms, Skype convos, and holograms - oh my! We dive into Superorganism's debut album and discuss what makes the mysterious group so infectious. Playlist Theme - Electronic Music Collabs ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 9: SOB x RBE's Gangin

SOBxRBE, the rap quartet from the Bay Area, released Gangin' as their national exposure grew from a feature on the Black Panther album. Injected with energy and aggressive bars, it shows just a glimpse of the group's potential. Playlist Theme - Bay Area Rap ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 8: Black Panther: The Album

In this episode, we dive into the Kendrick Lamar/TDE led "Black Panther: The Album". With features from genre favorites, A-listers, and lesser known artists, how does it hype the film even more? Playlist theme - South African Artists ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 7: Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On

Love is in the air for our Valentine's Day special. We look over Marvin Gaye's Let Get It On, the iconic and erotic record from the Motown artist. Playlist theme - Classic Soul to Sing to Your Boo ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesMan


Episode 6: Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods

In our first new release feature, we cover Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods. Right after his Super Bowl performance, does he pull off returning to his southern roots? Playlist theme - Double Trouble: Actors and Musicians ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 5: Bruno Mars' 24K Magic + GRAMMY Thoughts

To end our Grammy Week Special, we cover the Album of the Year winner, Bruno Mars' 24K Magic. We discuss how it won and review the ridiculously catching album. Playlist theme - Good Vibes. ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 4: JAY-Z's 4:44

On Episode 4, it's JAY-Z's 4:44 for you. HOV responds to the infamous allegations of "Becky", celebrates the culture, and leaves a heartfelt message to his daughter. Playlist theme - Classic and Current Rap by Region ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod


Episode 3: Childish Gambino's Awaken My Love!

To get through humpday on our GRAMMY week special, we gon' funk you up with Childish Gambino's Awaken My Love!, covering Glover's artistic transformation and staying woke. Playlist Theme - Folk, Funk, and Freaky ( Show Notes - Socials - @7DegreesPod