NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “THE BEST OF 2019 – TOP RAP, R&B AND MUSICA URBANA ALBUMS AND TOP HORROR FILMS & TV SERIES”

BY: GABY MORENO

THE BEST OF 2019!

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be sharing my top 2019 favorite Rap, R&B and Musica Urbana albums/EP’s. Also my top 2019 favorite horror films and tv shows. Some of these I already did reviews for and discussed why I liked the music or movie. I will share the links below so if you haven’t heard the project or watched the movie you can read my review. This list was hard to narrow down, but here it goes! Without further a do please see my list below. Feel free to let me know what projects or horror movies/tv shows y’all liked in 2019! Also they are not listed in any particular order.

Top 20 Rap Albums/EPs (Mainstream):
1. YBN Cordae – The Lost Boy
https://7octoberz.com/2019/08/02/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-prince-of-rap-ybn-cordae-the-lost-boy-album-review/
2. Rapsody – Eve
https://7octoberz.com/2019/12/20/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-lyrical-homage-to-legendary-black-women-rapsody-eve-album-review/
3. Boogie – Everythings For Sale https://7octoberz.com/2019/01/30/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-let-me-rap-boogie-everythings-for-sale-album-review/
4. Yugen Blakrok – Anima Mysterium
https://7octoberz.com/2019/02/27/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-a-lyrical-odyssey-yugen-blakrok-anima-mysterium/
5. Che Noir – The Thrill of the Hunt 2
6. Rob Markman – It’s Too Late At the Wake
https://7octoberz.com/2019/06/19/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-the-saddest-thing-in-life-is-wasted-talent-rob-markman-its-too-late-at-the-wake-album-review/
7. GoldLink – Diaspora
8. Jidenna – 85 to Africa
9. Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. IZ HERE
10. IDK – Is He Real?
11. Styles P – S.P. The GOAT: Ghost of All Time
12. Chelsea Reject – This is Not My Final Form
https://7octoberz.com/2019/04/15/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-good-vibrations-chelsea-reject-this-is-not-my-final-form-album-review/
13. Benny the Butcher – The Plugs I Met
14. Nems & Jazzsoon – Gorilla Monsoon
https://7octoberz.com/2019/06/21/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-grimey-rap-in-pure-form-nems-gorilla-monsoon-album-review/
15. Conway the Machine – Look What I Became
16. Common – Let Love
17. Waldo, Savon, Sango – Grove
18. Schoolboy Q – Crash Talk
19. Fabolous – Summertime Shootout 3
20. Denzel Curry – ZUU

Top 20 Rap Albums/EPs (Underground/Local):
1. Vel the Wonder – La Sena Ave
https://7octoberz.com/2019/03/16/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-lyrical-masterpiece-with-jazz-vibes-vel-the-wonder-la-sena-ave-album-review/
2. Bubu The Prince – With a Splash of Juice
https://7octoberz.com/2019/04/03/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-you-got-the-juice-now-bubu-the-prince-with-a-splash-of-joose/
3. Nemy – It’s Nemy the EP
https://7octoberz.com/2019/03/19/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-oucchhyy-spooky-season-is-among-us-nemy-its-nemy-ep-review/
4. Nemy & Indian K – The Undercard
https://7octoberz.com/2019/06/12/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-ghosts-in-the-ring-nemy-indian-k-the-undercard-ep-review/
5. Cali the Dreamer – No Turn Unstoned
6. Chuuwee – Nimrod
https://7octoberz.com/2019/09/03/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-septembers-very-own-chuuwee-nimrod-ep-review/
7. Smalls Uno & Sick Rick – Gruesome Twosome
https://7octoberz.com/2019/10/02/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-smalls-krueger-sick-vorhees-smalls-uno-sick-rick-gruesome-twosome-ep-review/
8. Apollo – The Blue Collar EP
https://7octoberz.com/2019/12/16/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-union-rap-apollo-the-blue-collar-ep-review/
9. Oside Lenz – The Living Dead Album
10. Yazi – Twisted Tongue
11. Kojey Radical – Cashmere Tears
12. Scvtterbrvin – The Acid Atheist
13. RJ Payne – Leatherface 2
14. 7xvethe genius- 7xve Is Love
15. Boxcutta Maxx – The Beginning EP
https://7octoberz.com/2019/09/18/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-super-wicked-rhymes-boxcutta-maxx-the-beginning-ep-review/
16. Smalls Uno x Ray Flaqui – Spit Fire & Die Rhymin
https://7octoberz.com/2019/08/08/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-bane-in-the-flesh-smalls-uno-spit-fire-die-rhymin-ep-review/
17. D.Sol – Life Isn’t Always Pretty
https://7octoberz.com/2019/04/17/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-divine-rhymes-d-sol-life-isnt-always-pretty-album-review/
18. Milky Wayne Presents: Re-Fresh Vol. 1
19. Real J Wallace – MYN EP
https://7octoberz.com/2019/10/16/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-black-and-gifted-real-j-wallace-myn-ep-review/
20. 38 Spesh – The Trust Tape 3

Top 20 R&B Albums (Mainstream and Underground):
1. Anderson Paak – Ventura
2. Zacari – Run Wild Run Free
3. Sir – Chasing Summer
4. Summer Walker – Over It
5. Kehlani – While We Wait EP
https://7octoberz.com/2019/03/06/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-feel-good-rnb-kehlani-while-we-wait-ep-review/
6. Trevor Jackson – Rough Drafts 2
7. Jacob Latimore – Connection 2
8. 11:11 – MOOD
9. Mereba – The Jungle is the Only Way Out
10. Xion. – Bloom
11. DP the Unknown – Gone Fishing
https://7octoberz.com/2019/07/05/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-we-are-all-in-the-same-boat-dp-the-unknown-gone-fishing-ep-review/
12. Angel Farrah – La Unica
https://7octoberz.com/2019/11/18/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-goddess-musician-angel-farrah-la-unica-ep-review/
13. Elhae – Trouble In Paradise
14. Xavier Omar – Moments Spent Loving You
15. Lucky Daye – Painted
16. DJ Almond Eyez – Ascend
17. R.Lum.R – Surfacing
18. Rayana Jay – Love Me Like
19. Mahalia – Love and Compromise
20. Snoh Aalegra – Ugh, those feels again

Top 20 Musica Urbana Albums (Mainstream and Underground):
1. J Balvin & Bad Bunny – Oasis
https://7octoberz.com/2019/10/09/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-el-tigre-y-el-conejo-j-balvin-bad-bunny-oasis-album-review/
2. Dalex – Climaxxx
3. Cazzu – Error 93
https://7octoberz.com/2019/07/29/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-la-princesa-de-latin-trap-cazzu-error-93-album-review/
4. Ivy Queen- Llego La Queen
https://7octoberz.com/2019/05/22/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-la-reina-del-genero-urbano-ivy-queen-llego-la-queen-ep-review/
5. Jhay Cortez – Famouz
6. Lunay – Epico
7. Rauw Alejandro – Trapcake Vol. 1
8. Justin Quiles – Realidad
9. Maluma – 11:11
10. Doble Philo & Exciel – Virgo EP
https://7octoberz.com/2019/09/27/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-melodic-duo-with-a-latin-flow-doble-philo-exciel-virgo-ep-review/
11. Farruko – Gangalee
12. Karol G – Ocean
13. Sech – Suenos
14. Yandel – The One
15. Nicky Jam – Intimo
16. Ozuna – Nibiru
17. Miky Woodz & Bryant Myers – Cambio de Clima
18. Miky Woodz – El OG Week
19. Rich Music LTD – The Academy
20. Manuel Turizo – ADN

21. Arcangel – Historias de un Capricornio

Top 12 Horror Films:
1. Doctor Sleep
https://7octoberz.com/2019/11/20/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-shine-bright-doctor-sleep-movie-review/
2. Ready or Not
https://7octoberz.com/2019/08/28/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-devilish-game-ready-or-not-movie-review-spoilers/
3. Us
https://7octoberz.com/2019/03/24/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-we-all-have-a-shadow-us-movie-review/
4. Crawl
https://7octoberz.com/2019/07/15/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-gatorcane-crawl-movie-review-spoilers/
5. Brightburn
https://7octoberz.com/2019/05/28/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-with-great-power-comes-great-responsibility-brightburn-movie-review-spoilers/
6. Belzebuth (Shudder)
7. Annabelle Comes Home
https://7octoberz.com/2019/06/30/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-where-there-is-darkness-there-is-light-annabelle-comes-home-movie-review-spoilers/
8. 3 From Hell
9. Velvet Buzzsaw
10. Midsommar
11. Horror Noire ( Documentary)
12. Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini (Documentary)

https://7octoberz.com/2019/02/10/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-horror-noire-a-history-of-black-horror-documentary-review/

Top 10 Horror/Crime TV Series:
1. Los Espookys
2. The Purge Season 2
3. Two Sentence Horror Story
4. Into the Dark S1
5. American Gods Season 2
6. Mindhunters Season 2
7. Prodigal Son
8. NOS4A2
9. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2
10. Creepshow Tv Show

Thank you for reading my list for the best of 2019 in Hip Hop and Horror! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, Itunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “LYRICAL HOMAGE TO LEGENDARY BLACK WOMEN – RAPSODY – EVE ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Rapsody

Album: EVE

Release Date: August 23, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Rapsody’s album titled, “Eve”.  I am a little late on this review. Rapsody created an amazing body of work! She dedicated this album to legends who happen to be dope Black Women that inspired her! I truly love this project it is definitely on my list of Best Albums of 2019! I loved the spoken word at the end of some of the tracks by the talented poet and Author Reyna Biddy! As a songwriter and poet myself I had been thinking of releasing a Spoken Word EP and when I heard this album I fell in love!

The album consists of 16 tracks each titled after legendary Black Woman. Rapsody uses what each woman is known for and raps about her life and how she has a little of all these woman in her! My favorite track of this project is the first track, “Nina“. This track is titled after the amazing singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone which samples her famous song, “Strange Fruit”. Rapsody raps about her perseverance, showing us how she is a product of Nina. Rapsody goes off!! Favorite verse is on this track! Another dope track, “Aaliyah” is an amazing homage song to Aaliyah. Rapsody talks about how she stands out and is okay with who she is. She spits, “I don’t care what you got to say about me no more/ Double dutchin’ when I’m tuckin’ and my back on the ropes/I be chillin’, ain’t got no feelings when I’m ridin’ the slope/Skeezer’s gon’ be skeezers, I’m just dope/I’m here to shake the system up, we gon’ rock the boat/’Cause I’m that somebody that you still need to know!”.

Then you got a more upbeat and trap like beat for the song, “Oprah“. She raps about being successful like Oprah! It is a very dope song with a catchy hook. This is more of a mainstream track, but Rapsody still brings her bars! This features the dope emcee Leikeli47 who also goes in! I honestly love all the tracks. But the other track that I fell in love with last year that happened to be added to this project is, “Sojourner” ft. J Cole. Rapsody has been working on this project for over a year. She did mention since the inception of this album she knew her next project would be dedicated to woman that have impacted her, so it makes sense this track was added. J. Cole kills his feature like always and Rapsody also brings the heat. Definitely a very introspective track!

Rapsody has been killing the game lyrically and always creating dope conceptual albums! Although I didn’t really start following her journey until 2017, I knew she was going to do great things! Specially when she dropped her Grammy Nominated album, “Laila’s Wisdom”, that was an amazing album! She is a great storyteller and just simply put has bars! Her pen game is unmatched! She does not get the appreciation she deserves. I read online someone said she is not underrated she is under-appreciated and I agree! I think other Hip Hop fans are starting to open their eyes and see she is a lyrical beast! Go cop this album I got my copy! Do not sleep on this project!

Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, Itunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “GOD SAVE THE QUEENS: THE ESSENTIAL HISTORY OF WOMEN IN HIP HOP- LADIES FIRST!!! -KATHY IANDOLI – BOOK REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO 

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Author: Kathy Iandoli

Book: God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop

Release Date: October 22, 2019

Brief Summary: A book written by the dope Hip Hop Journalist Kathy Iandoli who pays homage to the Woman Pioneers of Hip Hop that paved the way for more ladies to exist in this male dominated culture. She takes us on a journey from the 70s to today’s top female Hip Hop artists. Kathy shows us Hip Hop through another lense that has not been told before!

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Kathy Iandoli’s book titled, “God Save the Queens”.  This is my first book review so here we go! I came across this book randomly on Amazon. I was looking for a new Hip Hop book to read and this came up on the top 10 list and of course the cover and title grabbed by attention. When I read the synopsis I was honestly at first skeptical and thought it might not be real lol. Then at that moment it dawned on me that I had never read a Hip Hop book where women pioneers were highlighted, they were just briefly mentioned. I knew I had to buy this book and was extremely happy someone decided to write this story that needed to be told! I learned a lot from this book, some stories I had never heard or had been told. This book educated me on other female rappers that I did know about and made me want to go back and check out their music. Reading this gave me nostalgia and made me appreciate Hip Hop culture even more than I already do!

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This book also made me realize how even sometimes myself as a woman I am unconsciously programmed to only know Hip Hop history through the male lense. The reason I say this is as everyone knows my blog is titled after Nightmare for Nightmare on Elm Street and Sedgwick Avenue where the first Hip Hop party took place. All this time I would always give credit to DJ Kool Herc and always failed to recognize the reason this party was even thrown was due to Kool Herc’s sister Cindy Campbell. I was blown away how if I did this, how many other people might forget to credit her or even mention her?! I felt guilty, but now that I am more self aware this makes my blog even more special. Moving forward now every time I mention Sedgwick Avenue I will give the Mother of Hip Hop Cindy the credit and accolades she deserves! If you think about it a woman (Cindy( produced and financed the first Hip Hop party making her the first Hip Hop promoter! THANK YOU CINDY WITHOUT YOU HIP HOP WOULD NOT BE WHERE IT IS TODAY!!!

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Kathy did her homework as the dope journalist she is and interviewed Hip Hop legends. She shares anecdotes from the Hip Hop pioneers themselves to even the new blood and those who are still fairly young to the industry. You get to hear the struggles they faced or continue to face. For example what Snow tha Product stated in the book, “I feel like its crazy that people to this day hit me on some, “You’re good for a girl.” Women should be seen as talent, not gender-based.” When I read that I could relate. When I first started my blog I would get messages in my IG inbox where people would assume I was a dude. Make note I had my logo with my picture in it me dressed as Freddy Krueger! Either people did not take the time to review my page or some people assume that women wouldn’t start a Hip Hop Horror blog?!🤷🏽‍♀️ So I definitely agree with Snow tha Product, maybe one day we will get there! I am positive about that!

IMG_20151220_110304-1024x1024I am glad this book was finally written! It is a history that needed to be told and had never been done. I am glad it was written by a woman as well because it gives it more authenticity. Kathy’s anecdotes about even her struggles in the journalism field is a perfect analogy of the struggles Woman gotta face in general. I always say as a women we gotta fight twice as hard to get the respect we deserve! But the existence of Hip Hop is a true testament and proof of how when Women hustle and fight for what they want, they create beautiful things! Thank you to all the Queens from Cindy Campbell, Queen Latifah, Roxanne Shante, Debbie D, MC Lyte the list goes on! I highly recommend this book for all the Hip Hop fans! If you are a Hip Hop historian or connoisseur this is a must read! I enjoyed every minute of it! I was so intrigued I read it in about 4 days. Kathy thank you for this book it is a game changer for the Hip Hop culture and it was needed! It couldn’t have came at a better time where Women are currently thriving in the genre!

Thank you for reading my first book review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, Itunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “UNION RAP!!! -APOLLO – THE BLUE COLLAR EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Apollo

Album: The Blue Collar EP

Release Date: November 7, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Apollo’s EP titled, “The Blue Collar EP”. The EP consists of 6 tracks with a running time of 22 minutes. Apollo is a member of the Spooky Gang Collective that I am honored to be a part of. I have attended a few events where Apollo rocked the mic. His command of the stage and his gift to rhyme are one of a kind! He is a true wordsmith and I don’t just say that loosely. I can see has a true love for the Art of Rap and takes his time when putting words together. He is a student of the craft and I admire that! Apollo is a natural born spitta! His intellect and rhyme schemes roll off his tongue seamlessly!

This EP is a motivational project for the working class and specifically manual labor workers! He paints a picture and shows us a glimpse of his reality and his day to day. Apollo takes us into his world and on a lyrical journey. His daughter also makes a guest appearance which adds a genuine and transparent side to Apollo. He raps that he just wants to follow his dream. He also raps how he does this for the love of the music not for the money, but also wants be able to provide for his daughter at the same time. The first track, “Training Day” has a soulful instrumental where Apollo pours his soul and spits this for the people working 9 to 5’s who still have the courage to dream and find time! Very deep track! The third track, “Blue Collar Rap (Dead and Gone)” is probably one of my favorite tracks from this EP, The beat is crazy! ID the Poet produced it and did his thing. I love the sample! The fourth track, “Be Cool” ft. Badluck Cortez on the hook is dope! I first heard the track live at the Diamond Jim’s a few months back. The beat was produced by the homie Ray Flaqui it has a grimey sound mixed with boom bap!

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Overall this is an amazing EP! Put it in rotation to motivate yourself or get inspired. Whether you are at the gym, going for a run or getting ready for work. This is a very universal EP that anyone can relate to. Also if you are a fan of pure lyricism and dope rhyme schemes check this out you won’t regret it! Apollo you’re crazy for this one! All the producers and features also did they thing! Go stream it or buy it! Support local talent! Apollo is from Maryland, but a San Diego transplant and we are proud to have him here! Keep doing your thing hermano!

Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, Itunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “IMMORTAL LOVE STORY!!! – QUEEN & SLIM MOVIE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Movie: Queen & Slim

Main Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Indya Moore and more!

IMDB synopsis: “A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.”

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I thought I would review the phenomenal film, “Queen & Slim“. It is not a horror film, but it is a film with Hip Hop elements. Melina Matsoukas did a hell of a job directing. Also visionary and great writer Lena Waithe brought this story to life. Credit also goes to the main actors who gave breathtaking performances. They really embodied Queen and Slim and gave these characters life! It was an emotional rollercoaster and a poetic masterpiece! A tragic, but beautiful Black modern love story! In the words of Rhianna “They found love in a hopeless place”. A very social political story that perfectly encapsulates the world we live in today where Black Men and Women still are being gunned down by the those deemed to serve and protect.

This film is a true love story, a love that grew from a tragic event! I love that it uses todays modern form of online dating to bring these characters into each others worlds. I watched an interview where Lena Waithe was promoting the film and she stated she made Queen’s character have more of a Malcolm X personality whereas Slim’s character was written to be more like Martin Luther King and by the end of the film Slim and Queen switch roles. You can see this throughout the film from Queen and Slim’s differences in how they live their lives, religious beliefs, their outlook on life, destiny, love and even their relationships with their families. They couldn’t be more opposites and Queen even jokes throughout the movie that Slim would have not been her type.

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This made me think how many people have we all met in our lives that we met once and wrote them off, but what if we had given them a chance and truly gotten to know them would we have hit it off? There is this myth or belief that when you meet your soulmate you instantly have this connection, but what if that is far from the truth? This film touches on just that, but with a deeper message. Also the conversations between Queen and Slim in between scenes were beautifully done. It gave the film a spoken word type vibe!

I highly recommend this film whether you see it in theaters or stream it online. I will definitely be buying a copy once it releases. The soundtrack to this film was amazingly picked as well! It gave the story even more life! I love that there are more films bringing back original soundtracks created for the film. It brings me back to the era of 90’s soundtrack that were filled with Rap and R&B. Go watch this film you won’t regret it!

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Thank you for reading my movie review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz and Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “BEAT STREET VIBES!!! – DJ PNUTZ – THE BREAKMAKER VOL. 1 BEAT TAPE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: DJ Pnutz

Album: The Breakmaker Vol. 1

Release Date: Nov. 8, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

This beat tape took me back to the origins of Hip Hop! It takes you back to the era where the 5 elements of Hip Hop were just beginning! Where the bboys and bgirls were wrecking the cardboard or cement, DJ’s rocking the turntables, Emcees hyping the crowd, Graffiti walls and people just having fun! This beat tape is a collection of break dancing beats with late 70s and 80s nostalgia. You also get some funky and jazzy production! You can put on this tape and either bust some moves or just chill or go about your daily routine and play it in the background.

This is the first time I review a beat tape so it was dope that this tape took me back to the essence of where Hip Hop started. It even had me go back and watch the classic Hip Hop movie, “Beat Street” lol. This beat tape reminded me why I fell in love with Hip Hop in the first place! If you are bboy or bgirl and want something to dance to def check this out or if you are just a Hip Hop fan like myself give it a spin!

Thank you for reading my first beat tape review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, Itunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “WAVY RHYMES! -IAMJYOUNGIN – OCEAN FISH FUTURE GOAT 2 ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: IAMJYOUNGIN

Album: Ocean Fish Future Goat 2

Release Date: November 15, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms/Physical Copies follow his IG

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing IamJYoungin’s project titled, “Ocean Fish Future Goat 2“. I came across his music through his Marketing and PR Rep Patrice who I met at the LA Revolt Summit this past October 2019. She said he is an LBC artist who is gonna blow up soon! She said it with so much confidence I asked her for a copy of a CD or project. She handed me IamJYoungin’s new CD that he was going to drop in the next few weeks. I finally had a chance to put it on rotation and listen to it a few times. IamJYoungin aka Jeremiah is a young entrepreneur who is beyond a rapper. He has a non profit organization and has done TED talks as a young kid. He has a drive and a positive outlook of the world it bleeds into his music. His music gives you that feel good vibe as well!

The project consists of 22 tracks with a running time of 1 hour and 2 minutes. As I mentioned you definitely get a West Coast LBC beach vibe listening to this project. I don’t like comparing artists, but he reminds me of a young Snoop Dogg mixed with Nipsey Hussle, he also brings his own charisma. This is a project you can press play and just cruise in your ride. The beats are wavy and have that bass I love! You get tracks like, “Spazz“, “All Type of Ways“, “Tags” and “Change Yea“, where J is just flexin and having a good time. Then you also get a more introspective track, “Family Letter“and J shows another side to his music. Definitely one of my favorite tracks. I also loved Deneisha Rhyne’s vocals they are amazing! Also “Earned It” is a track where he raps how his hard work is why he deserves success! Then one of the tracks towards the end that surprised me was the track “La Bolsa” it shows J’s versatility as he raps in Spanish. You get a latin trap and tropical vibe! Overall it is a solid project!

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The only constructive feedback I would give is to have a shorter project for the future. In the era of so much music being released it is easier to consume a short album/EP. In my opinion it gives it a higher replay value. I also know in the new era of rap autotune is popular for the youth, but I appreciate the real vocals it gives a more organic feel. Overall it was a solid project. J is a young mogul who cares about his community and doing positive things to make positive changes! His project is on all streaming platforms or follow him on IG @iamjyoungin to get physical copy of this project! Go support this rapper who is doing big things!

Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, Itunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “CONTAGIOUS ILL RHYMES!!! -SICK RICK & SPEAK EZ – SPEAKING SICK ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Sick Rick & Speak EZ

Album: Speaking Sick

Release Date: October 11, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Sick Rick and Speak Ez’s album titled, “Speaking Sick”. My spooky fam has been non stop putting out quality projects all year long! This album is no exception we are blessed with 11 tracks of pure grimey beats and ill bars!!! The album has a running time of 31 minutes filled with deadly rhymes! If you are into pure lyrical slaughter and boombap gritty beats then this is the project for you! Speak Ez and Sick Rick both go in bar for bar!

The outstanding track for me was, “Can’t Stop the Flow“, it has a very catchy chorus. The beat is out of this world too! Also the final track, “Dairy” they both go in and it features Sire Spooky Smalls Uno. They slaughtered all the wack rappers! Then you get tracks like, “Church” the beat give me Phantom of the Opera vibes! Then the track, “My Way“, the beat goes hard very ominous with poisonous raps! Sick Rick and Speak Ez created a diabolical masterpiece! You get horror references to pop culture! If you appreciate rhymes that make you think and complex bars you will definitely love this project! Now all streaming platforms go support! San Diego is killin the rap game right now!

Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, Itunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “SHINE BRIGHT!!! -DOCTOR SLEEP MOVIE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Movie: Doctor Sleep

Main Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Zahn McClarnon and Cliff Curtis

IMDB synopsis:
“Years following the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.”

New Horror Rule: Don’t let your arrogance cloud your judgement, it can be a deadly mistake!

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing the film, “Doctor Sleep” which is a sequel to Stephen King’s book The Shining and a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic by the same name. I went to see this film in theaters twice. There are a lot of mixed reviews, but I loved it! Some say The Shining casted a giant shadow on this film, but I disagree. I feel like the Director Mike Flanagan did an amazing job! I am in love with his work from The Haunting of Hill House to Ouija: Origin of Evil. His use of angles and imagery is captivating!

This film gave me Inception vibes mixed with horror elements. My favorite character was Abra who in my opinion stole the show. I loved her, she was a badass kid with the ultimate shining powers! She also had the balls  that Danny didn’t. She was not afraid to go after the True Knots. The cast was great as well, Cliff Curtis was amazing as Dan’s friend. Rose the Hat was an okay villain, I liked Crow Daddy played by dope actor Zahn McClarnon who is also in one of my favorite shows called Westworld. We also get a more modernized remake of The Shining score. We get the famous ominous horns and the eerie anticipation that something bad is about to happen.

This film definitely pays homage to The Shining, the finale takes us back to the Overlook Hotel where all the horrors started. For those Shining fans you get a trip down scary memory lane. I loved how they weren’t censored when it came to filming a controversial murder of a child. We got a bit of that in the movie It (2017) with Georgie’s arm being torn off by Pennywise the Clown and even then it wasn’t that graphic. I always appreciate when Directors and writers aren’t afraid to show something that normally hasn’t been done before or break the mold. I definitely recommend checking out this film! I was never really fan of The Shining to be honest. In my defense I was a kid when I watched it and maybe I didn’t fully grasp the film’s intention, but this film made me want to go back and rewatch it!

Thank you for reading my movie review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz and Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

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