Whitney Young’s Official Music Review


Hannon Wilson, Editor

Memories Don’t Die

Prior to hearing this mixtape I was not a very big fan of Tory Lanez’s work. I considered him to be a juvenile artist with an annoying voice. However, I must admit that I was judging him off of two or three songs back then. After hearing his new work Memories Don’t Die I resend all of my prior complaints. Tory Lanez killed this album and I am now a Tory Lanez fan.

His album is much more complex than it seems. Tory showcases his unique ability to sing and to rap about all topics including love, sex, the streets, money, etc. However, these are common aspects of modern hip-hop albums. What separates Tory Lanez is his ability to discuss something very serious in a playful way. It picks up the overall mood of the album, while still allowing him to get his message across clearly.

My favorite song on the album is his song featuring 50 cent that tells the story of a girl and a boy growing up in the hood and their struggles with their family during their rough upbringing. The lyrics in this song are very clever and the story is very deep which is why I like it.

“Greatest album of all time. It encompasses all types of genres; from R&B, to trap, to pop.” – Christian Lovett ‘18

“Tory really did his thing with this album. I salute.” – Darnell Dowd ‘18

I agree with these comments and I do have to give Tory Lanez his credit for making such a musically diverse album. His next work probably won’t release until 2019 since he likes to stretch out his works, but I am certain it will be just a good as Memories Don’t Die, if not better. Check out CLove’s Suggestion of the Week below.





CLove’s Suggestion of the Week:

Hurt to Look – Swae Lee

Brxnks Truck- Slim Jxmmi

Powerglide- Rae Sremmurd ft. Juicy J