Kreayshawn, ‘Somethin ‘Bout Kreay’ (Columbia)
Somethin 'Bout Kreay, the debut album from Oakland-born, YouTube-bred video-director-turned-rapper Kreayshawn, is about a year too late. You might remember her from last summer, when…
Future, ‘Pluto’ (A1/Free Bandz/Epic)
At first, hip-hop was an exercise in musical distillation. It freed words and music from their melodic obligations, leaving only the barest form of rhythm.