The Toronto Raptors are essential viewing

Originally posted at Saving the Skyhook on March 17, 2013. Edited December 4, 2015. In 2013, I finally did it. I splashed out and bought NBA League Pass International. It happened at All-Star Weekend, when I caved in and got the cut price special. $150 for the rest of the season, I was sold. For the … Continue reading The Toronto Raptors are essential viewing

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Appreciating Ryan Lewis

Originally published 18/11/2015 on ReeceListens I unearthed the Symmetry & Ryan Lewis LP after the release of 'Downtown', the second new single from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis which followed 'Sloane's Song'. While each are okay songs in their own rights, neither embodied the hip-hop fans came to know and expect from Macklemore on the VS. EP and the his pre-Ryan Lewis mixtapes. … Continue reading Appreciating Ryan Lewis

Review: ‘BasedFreestyles’ – Chance the Rapper & Lil B

Originally published 18/11/2015 on ReeceListens There have been far more words written about Lil B the persona than Lil B the rapper. He’s the kind of guy who sometimes rocks up at universities to give lectures but still refer to himself the third-person. He has appeared as a political commentator on CNN and put a ‘curse’ … Continue reading Review: ‘BasedFreestyles’ – Chance the Rapper & Lil B

Analysis: Logic’s “The Incredible True Story”

Published 21/11/2015 on ReeceListens Maryland rapper Logic is back, only twelve months since dropping his debut studio album Under Pressure on Def Jam records. After developing a devout cult following over the his four Young Sinatra mixtapes, it’s not unreasonable to suggest the debut album underwhelmed. For longtime fans, the album felt a little too sanitised and disconnected from … Continue reading Analysis: Logic’s “The Incredible True Story”