Hip Hop in Review

Hip Hop in Review

Gabe Mendoza gives us his hot takes on recently released hip hop albums.... Show More

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Vocalo’s hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza comes to the table with a review of the new Lil Wayne album "Funeral." We also look back at the 20 years since the release of Ghostface Killah's "Supreme Clientele."
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Vocalo’s very own swag master general and senior hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza comes to the table with a review of the new compilation album from Chicago Hip Hop label Closed Sessions as well as Mac Miller's posthumous album "Circles."
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Vocalo’s hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza comes to the table with a review of "Broken Window of Opportunity," the new solo album from Sir Michael Rocks (The Cool Kids) and the debut EP from Bad Ambassadors (Rich Jones x Walkingshoe).
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Vocalo’s very own swag master general and senior hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza reviews Cam'ron's "Purple Haze 2," and Mick Jenkin's "The Circus"
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December 16, 2019 16 min
Vocalo’s very own swag master general and senior hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza comes to the table with his list of best Hip Hop albums of 2019. In this episode, we'll run down 5-1
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Vocalo’s very own swag master general and senior hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza comes to the table with his list of best Hip Hop albums of 2019. In this episode, we'll run down 10-6
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WeekendGabe discusses the 6th studio album from Washington D.C. rapper Wale.
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Harlem, NY rapper and actor Dave East has been in the game since 2010 with mixtapes and collaborations. Now East is back again but this time with a debut full-length album "Survival."
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WeekendGabe discusses new album from Atlanta-based rapper Grip. Heralded by Complex as "Atlanta's next great storyteller," Grip stands up to the accolades with the new offering, titled "Snubnose."
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September 13, 2019 7 min
Vocalo's senior hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza joined Jill Hopkins on the Morning AMp to discuss the 13th studio album from Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. The album features other Wu members including Method Man and Inspectah Deck. Stream the new album in entirety here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7EYx33pYJKBfjCaDsfIjp4
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September 6, 2019 11 min
Gabe Mendoza, Vocalo's senior hip hop correspondent, stopped by the AMp to review Common's new album that just dropped called "Let Love." You can listen to this new record here: https://soundcloud.com/thinkcommon/sets/let-love-2
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Hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, rap duo Little Brother (consisting of Phonte and Big Pooh) just dropped their first album in nine years called "May the Lord Watch." Listen to Vocalo's hip hop correspondent, Gabe Mendoza, review their new record. Stream the album here: https://ihr.fm/2MwGfkx
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Gabe Mendoza, Vocalo's hip hop correspondent, reviews Rick Ross's new album, "Port Miami 2," which just came out. This record is coming out over ten years after the first "Port Miami." You can listen to Ross's new album anywhere you get your music.
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Vocalo’s very own swag master general and Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza comes to the table with the review of the official debut album from Chance the Rapper - The Big Day. Listen in to hear his review.
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Gabe Mendoza, our senior hip-hop correspondent, reviews J. Cole's new album "Revenge of the Dreamers III," chock full of interesting features.
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This week Gabe Mendoza brings a review of the new Jamila Woods album "LEGACY! LEGACY!" to The Morning AMp. The new album features tracks named after Jamila's heroes, who include Frida Kahlo and Eartha Kit. Listen in to find out if "LEGACY! LEGACY!" is ketchup, mild sauce, or fuego
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Vocalo's Senior Hip Hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza returns to a classic this week: the soundtrack to Above the Rim. It's the 25th anniversery of the album, which contained two Top 10 hits by The Lady of Rage's "Afro Puffs" and Warren G's "Regulate" as well as three songs from the one and only 2 Pac. Listen to The Morning AMp every weekday from 8 to 10 am on Vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM
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Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza joins us on the Morning AMp to review Smif N' Wessum's newest album "The All". The album is the duo's first release in almost eight years, shocking fans. Listen to hear Gabe's opinion on the new music as well as some Smif N' Wessum reminscing. Gabe Mendoza is on The Morning AMp every Friday at 8am.
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Jill Hopkins and Gabe Mendoza held it down with a live broadcast at this year's Winter Block Party. They spoke with several performing artists and organizations represented at the event that day, including Kevin Coval and Dan Ash who launched the yearly event 10 years ago, Hope For the Day, John Walt Foundation, Defcee, Mother Nature and many more. Listen to the broadcast and re-live the experience!
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Sr. Hip Hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza (@WeekendGabe) joined Jill Hopkins and Co-Host Daniel Kisslinger on The Morning AMp to discuss the new compilation album from Mass Appeal Records, "Starting 5," ​and the new "Czarface Meets Ghostface" album. Find out if they're Fuego, Mild Sauce, or Ketchup! Listen to The Morning AMp live weekdays from 8-10 AM on 91.1 FM (Chicago) or steaming at vocalo.org
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