Naruto: A Series I Did Not Expect to Love
I read through all of Naruto this past year. What did I think about this incredibly popular story’s characters?
Where the Music Shines
I read through all of Naruto this past year. What did I think about this incredibly popular story’s characters?
How was music in January 2023? Join us and find out!
Join us as we untangle the highs and lows of Lil Yachty’s exciting new record, Let’s Start Here!
Join us in 2023 as we review the latest Fall Out Boy single, as well as talk about falling out of and back in love with artists!
Join us as we talk about the harrowing and inspiring record from Ab-Soul, Herbert!
Join us as we dissect and discuss SZA’s latest release, SOS!
Join us as we discuss the incredible themes of idolization and savior complexes in One Piece: Film Red
Join us as we dive into the incredible Footprints I Found EP by David Kushner, and why its great at capturing the spirit of Fall!
Happy Halloween! Let’s talk about the horror of Berserk, and what makes it so successful.
I talk about how Mavi’s newest album, Laughing So Hard, It Hurts, and what it can possibly teach us about going through life’s ups and downs.
We talk about Freddie Gibbs’s careers, the “big” album trap that many artists fall for, and how Freddie overcomes said trap to craft a great record!
Join us as we begin our catchup series for 2022, beginning with artsist Slump6s, Flipturn, Megan Thee Stallion, and Black Thought!
Join us as we talk about songs from Driptones, Xarissa, Rina Sawayama, Flipturn, UGK and more!
By: Tommy “T-Rod” Rodriguez What has been on repeat for us here at SOFLOSOUND? Any new stuff, any old? Join […]
You saw the first half of our rankings on the One Piece Sagas…which will fall into our top half of the list? Read on to find out
We remember the late MF DOOM and discuss his most underrated record, Vaudeville Villain!
Now that its latest arc is almost done, let’s move onto the high seas as we rank the One Piece sagas from “worst” to best!
By: Tommy “T-Rod” Rodriguez The field of popular music is bizarre in 2022. Ever since the popularization of streaming, the […]
Kick it with us as we dive into one of the best jazz rap albums of all time, Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest!
Join us as we discuss Joey Badass’s growth as an artist and a man on the highly anticipated 2000!
Join us as we discuss one of the best solo Wu-Tang albums, and one of the best rap concept albums ever, Ghostface Killah’s Fishscale!
Join us as we discuss one of the best jazz rock albums ever made, Aja!
Join us as we dive into the high-energy, gritty lyrics, and display of raw talent on Pop Smoke’s legendary Meet the Woo album!
By: Tommy “T-Rod” Rodriguez Compared to last week, the music industry seems to have cooled off a bit on the […]
Confusing dance albums, charismatic verses, sample buffets and more! Join us as we review Drake, Westside Boogie, Coldgamesixx, and Logic on this week’s album roundup!
Joey Badass is prepping to drop his next album, 2000, soon. Before that, let’s talk about why its predecessor, 1999, is an essential NY mixtape.
In the first of many articles on NYC music, we dive into the the birth of one of rap’s most legendary figures, Jay-Z, on Reasonable Doubt!
Let’s analyze the themes of discomfort, honesty, and savior complexes on Kendrick Lamar’s latest album.
Join me as I cover the plot events of the Chimera Ant Arc and how their events subvert typical shounen tropes in haunting, effective ways!
Join me as I do my first anime writeup: Part 1 of my analysis on the Chimera Ant Storyline of Hunter X Hunter!
Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is pretty underrated, y’know?
Earl Sweatshirt drops a short, loose collection of quarantine raps that show why he’s one of the best hip-hop artists working today.
The Weeknd keeps his hot streak alive with a conceptual, quiet collection of R&B and 80s pop
New Jersey lyricist Graceful Anon returns with an album that proves he’s not just willing to take risks, but has the skill and pen to beat the best of them.
Gainesville indie-rockers Driptones deliver a beautiful concept EP full of dreamlike tunes.
Isaiah Rashad drops an album that is heavy on the heart and bumps in the whip.
Jon Batiste drops a tasteful commentary on existing with peace in your heart and music in your ears.
By Thomas Holton The pandemic has stretched long enough now to where entire relationships have come and gone online. People […]
Slowthai showcases his versatility as an artist and a human on Tyron.
Let’s talk about 2020
Graceful Anon and Checkpoints link for a wonderful jazz rap EP
As 2020 sails off in the distance, Antonio reflects on the best songs in 2020’s R&B scene.
For the first review of 2021, we review Driptones and their great new single, “Wave Sounds!”
ESCPE’s new EP is the soundtrack to your soul ascending to an aerial utopia.
We had the privilege to check out Rachel Ohnsman’s wonderful new album, Moon Songs…and Heather analyzes every beautiful nook and cranny of it!
Kali Uchis opts to make a bilingual album for her latest project, Sin Miedo…and it is a joy to listen to.
A list of Gorillaz best featured guests…what can go possibly wrong?
Jalopy Bungus and Quelle Chris join forces to craft one of the most tight, well-written, and politically charged rap songs of 2020.
Fall Fest, held by Gainesville’s legendary Swamp Records included some amazing performances, and even more chances for YOU to support local music!
BLACKPINK is one of the most successful girl groups of all time. Heather just has one question: why?
Ariana Grande’s latest record is quintessential Ari: sleek, sexy, and fun.
Chaz Cardigan’s Holograma is a wonderful soundtrack to personal growth in a stressful world.
Equanimous and his collaborators have brought about one of this year’s most impressive mixtures of psychedelic and poppy electronic music.
Yung Gravy’s newest release is ignorant, silly…and fun as hell to listen to.
With emotional storytelling and banging beats in abundance, Mozzy stakes his claim as one a West Coast powerhouse with “Occupational Hazard”
Alexa Ray Brings a Passionate Fire Amidst Bombastic Pop Sounds on “Fearless”
Nashville’s own katie MAC explores the desires that hurt us most on her poignant new EP, “Self Sabotage”
Singer-songwriter Still Woozy keeps up his streak of introspective, dreamlike music with the heartfelt “BS”
Savej’s “Solstice” is a fascinating deep-dive into spirituality, electronic experimentation, and tribal music that you must check out!
Conway the Machine drops a potent meditation on the route from drug kingpin to deity.
Oakland rock duo Grex have dropped their latest album…and it’s a perfect bottling of the chaos and self-discovery 2020 has brought us.
By: Heather Bushman A lot can change in three years. In 2017, three years ago, I was a junior in […]
Amanda dives into Katy Perry’s honest portrayal of resilience on Smile, a wonderful pop record from one of this century’s most prominent pop queens.
Neon Trees was an important part of my life while growing up. Check out my thoughts on their new record, and why it’s so powerful.
Nas’s latest album, King’s Disease, has just dropped. How does a legend of the past stack up against today’s music landscape?
Join our latest writer Antonio as he dives into Drake’s hitmaking ability, his social media presence, and what “Laugh Now Cry Later” signifies for Drake’s next album.
West Coast artist Akajou has dropped the single, “Air” to promote his album, also titled Air. T-Rod dives into why “Air” is an essential piece of 2020’s L.A hip-hop scene.
As the date for 2 Chainz’ and Rick Ross’s IG Live hit battle looms closer, Anthony has decided to craft a playlist of the best hits the Southern powerhouses have to offer.
Curren$y’s latest album, The OutRunners, is great…just like the other 11 albums he’s dropped in the past year and a half. How does he keep the quality music coming?
Colter Wall, a Canadian folk singer, has released a cover of an American classic, “Cowpoke.” Amanda dives into why it holds up.
A sprawling journey through Blu’s roots as an artist and human being, Miles is a reminder of why Blu & Exile are one of the best duos in hip-hop.
Anthony Faustin dives into Kanye’s discography and handpicks some of his most underrated and under appreciated tracks for a tight playlist!
TRACES showcases his depth on the delightful EP titled “0000-6000”
GF Anon drops one of the best combinations of art and hip-hop in 2020.
SOFLOSOUND is looking for new writers, graphic designers, and other content creators to join in on our love for the music!
GrownBoiTrap and Danny Towers show some great chemistry over the hard-hitting “What’s Up”
For the first installment in our Monday Motivation series, T-Rod talks about Big K.R.I.T and why his music is so powerful.
Pop Smokes posthumous debut album has arrived, and it’s a testament to the artistic places he went and could have gone to.
Amanda takes a look at singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens’ latest single, the 12-minute odyssey titled “America.”
New Jersey’s Az Izz has dropped a new project, and T-Rod explains why its unique personality and tough verses make for an exciting listen.
Check out the first playlist from the SOFLOSOUND crew as Thomas shows us the eccentric side of streaming!
With the 2020 pandemic, Heather had had plenty of time to dissect one of this year’s most impressive and important pop albums…behold, the majesty of Charli XCX’s “how I’m feeling now!”
6lack serves up a potent COVID mix of chicken wings and tears.
Avatar: The Last Airbender teaches about finding wisdom from many sources; hip-hop is home to countless masters from which we can learn from.
We are deeply saddened and outraged at the events leading to the death of Mr. George Floyd on Sunday, May […]
New Jersey’s Tru Trilla has dropped a hard hitting rap album in the form of God of Barz.
Amanda takes a magnifying glass and covers the beautiful themes and sounds on Rina Sawayama’s incredible album, SAWAYAMA!
Heather takes a look at the chaotically poignant solo debut from Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Petals for Armor.
Did Future’s sweet spot grow stale on High Off Life?
SOFLOSOUND proudly presents one of this year’s best UK releases: Panacea by Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown. Dive in to see why we’re loving the record that arrives May 5th!
T-Rod, Heather, Thomas, and our newest team member Jordan discuss the best songs to play while social distancing!
T-Rod let Pray for Paris simmer a little to see how it would age after a first listen…and it’s aged like wine.
Genre is a very confusing topic for music fans today…but don’t worry. Heather is here to break down its breakdown
T-Rod dives into what may be GrownBoiTrap’s most catchy song to date…
COVID-19 and All Amerikkkan Badass have more in common than you think.
South Florida up-and-comers King Ceza and Kid Zo have a lot of passion for hip-hop…and T-Rod explains why that is so awesome
Hail Varsity is a Nebraska band that you NEED to check out…and Heather explains why!
Brandan discusses Sweet Action short, but high impact, EP from Jack Harlow
T-Rod compares Jay Electronica and Jay Z to Jedi Rappers and hip-hop to the Force in a review that’s sure to put a new spin on their highly anticipated record, A Written Testimony
Heather Bushman waxes poetic on Soccer Mommy’s latest album, color theory!
Lil Uzi Vert’s highly awaited album Eternal Atake is out…and T-Rod explains how crazy things get
Where is trap headed? Thomas Holton has some thoughts…
Brandan Verrastro keeps up the great reviews as he dives into Jay Show’s excellent new record, Red Durango!
Join Brandan “Mayo” Verrastro on his SofloSound debut as he tackles Young Nudy’s latest album, Anyways!
Join SofloSound’s Valentines Day celebration as we look at the perfect Valentines Day Album: The Divine Feminine!
In honor of Schoolboy Q’s legendary album Oxymoron turning 6 years old soon, T-Rod discusses its analysis of identity and balance!
Mac Miller’s posthumous album Circles is a testament to the conflict and beauty he embodied.
Sneaky pianos, heavy reverb, and solid performances lead the way in GrownBoiTrap’s latest Lil Toe-assisted single.
Join the SoFloSound family as we recount the best and worst moments of 2019!
T-Rod writes about some of the best music the 2010s passed through his ears…
Amanda Alvarez takes us on a tour through five of the best Sad Boi songs of the decade!
Thomas Holton waxes poetic on his favorite songs of the decade!
GrownBoiTrap embraces Florida’s darker sound in an aggressive cut that pulls no punches!
As 2019 begins its end, join Tommy Rodriguez as he drops six 2019 underground hip-hop recommendations to visit!
Ah, the 2010s, what a decade it was. Join Heather Bushman as she talks about her five favorite songs of the decade!
Sit down with the Soflosound Family as we serve out the albums that made us thankful to not just hear them, but be alive!
Some people say Earl Sweatshirt’s “East” is one of the best songs of the year, some say it’s one of the worst of the year. Read on as I dive into Earl’s artistry and what “East” means for Earl’s career!
flipturn is more than just another Florida band; they bring a ridiculous amount of energy and talent to every venue they hit!
Kanye West: a man who once called himself God now turned Christian rapper. Read on as Thomas Holton takes on Kanye West’s Jesus is King album, and analyzes its successes and failures!
Will Whole Lotta Red break our hearts tonight? If it doesn’t, it’ll hurt. Find out why as I dissect the cycle of release date announcements and delays for some of hip-hop’s most anticipated albums!
Heather Bushman makes her SoFloSound debut as she tackles the pop-centric debut of Lady Gaga, The Fame!
Of all the characters in Hip Hop, none have had cast a bigger shadow on our favorite artists than God himself.
So Much Fun is more than just a return to form for Young Thug; it’s a damn fun time.
Pusha T writes some nasty verses; sometimes they’re so nasty, they get left off the album…
Maxo Kream earns his keep as a street hardened rapper and storyteller.
By Tommy “T-Rod” Rodriguez Isaiah Rashad is an interesting one. A reclusive Chattanooga rapper brushing shoulders with some of the […]
By: Tommy Rodriguez Bandana: More than just “Piñata 2” Making a good sequel is hard. Take a look at any […]
By: Tommy Rodriguez One of my favorite things to do is play chauffeur for my little brother whenever he needs […]
By: Tommy Rodriguez Thank the trap gods, Gucci Mane is back! The Zone 6 legend (Gucci Mane), continuing his unceasing winning […]
An essay on Joey Badass’s mixtape, 1999.
By: Thomas Rodriguez IGOR isn’t perfect, but it’s still damn beautiful at times. Tyler, the Creator has had some serious […]
By: Tommy Rodriguez Young Nudy swaggers over some hot, Pi’erre Bourne instrumentals Young Nudy is a perfect example of how […]
By: Tommy Rodriguez Anderson .Paak might just be the most likable person in music right now. Not only does he […]
By: Thomas Rodriguez Some of the best things we see in our busy, electronic lives are the things we see […]
By: Tommy Rodriguez I’ve been waiting for West Coast rapper/Black Hippy Member Schoolboy Q to release some new music for […]
Quelle Chris takes aim at gun politics and his own career, spraying at them both with a drum loaded with cynicism and jazzy production.
Lil Pump- Self Titled Classic Review (By: Thomas Rodriguez) Hip hop has been called many things by many people: a […]
Dormiglioni– The 1000 Mile Mindset Album Review Honesty and Colorful Pop Sounds Blend Nicely on Dormiglioni’s Second Album Pop music: […]
God-complexes, mental injury, and the flaws of a superstar are all present on The Life of Pablo
By: Tommy Rodriguez I’ll never forget the week that Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo came out. I was but […]
By: Thomas Rodriguez An R&B superpower and up and coming rookie both release their own jazzy, unique, and slightly experimental […]
While not a full slam dunk, 2 Chainz’ latest studio album has the finesse of a smooth layup.
Offset releases what is probably the best Migos solo effort…but that isn’t exactly saying much.
Freddie Gibbs drops some heat!
(By: Tommy Rodriguez) Have you ever heard music that sends a shiver through your whole body? If it’s a shiver […]
Berner & Mozzy- Slimey Individualz Album Review (By: Tommy Rodriguez) California rappers Berner and Mozzy team up for a nice […]
Ariana Grande- thank u, next Album Review (By: Thomas Rodriguez) Despite being made in a mere 6 months, thank u, […]
Flip+xMoku- A Godly Trip 2 Album Review (By: Thomas Rodriguez) South Florida resident Sean Capistrano showcases some excellent emotion and […]