Is it wickedness? Is it weakness? You decide. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday, highlighting some of the most important journalism from the last year. From The Washington Post uncovered the allegations of sexual harassment of teenage girls against Senate candidate Roy Moore. Rachel Kaadi Ghansah profiled Dylann Roof, the murderer from Charleston, South
For the last four years or so, electronic music has reigned supreme as the preeminent music genre in my life. But 2017 was a revival for hip-hop and R&B. Monster records like Cardi B’s chart-dominant “Bodak Yellow,” streaming darling “Rockstar” by Post Malone and Future’s “Mask Off,” set the tone for 12 months dominated byhip-hopp and little else.
It’s been a half minute! Here’s a playlist for your head top, perfect for studying, writing or crushing several hours worth of work. It spans a whole bunch of genres and styles including R&B, hip-hop, house, and techno. Most importantly check out the dvsn album “Morning After.” It’s incredible from top to bottom. “Think About
Today is my last day at the job I’ve held for the last 4.5 years. I am genuinely appreciative to have worked in a place that helped me not only grow as a person and a professional but also allowed me the time to apply to grad school, write about Frank Ocean, curate Spotify playlists, and
If you’re roughly my age (or a bit older), the early 2000s marked the years in which you started to become conscious of music as a medium. In those early adolescent years, music changed, morphing from random sounds you heard on the radio or in your childhood home to a medium you began to control
“With these lazy eyes, I’ve seen more than you could see in seven lifetimes” Curren$y – “Flight Briefing” (Pilot Talk II) Shante Scott Franklin aka Curren$y aka Spitta Andretti is a Louisiana rapper and the unlikely hero of our story. A journeyman of the rap game, Spitta never quite found a permanent home in the industry.
This is the third straight 90-degree day in Baltimore and Mother Nature didn’t forget to bring the heinously suffocating humidity along with it. While you’re trying to dry off your pit-stained button down or sundress in your cubicle with that tiny hand fan you got for free at the job fair here are some new
I wrote a little bit last week about DAMN., Kendrick Lamar’s new album. This week I’ve picked my favorite three tracks from that project. HUMBLE. – a certified head-bobbing banger that deserves to be played at max volume on the stock car stereo of your Honda Accord. DNA. – the first true song on the album
Happy Friday. Happy 4/14/17. Happy Kendrick Lamar Day. Last night, Kendrick released his fourth studio album DAMN. and the internet collectively rejoiced. It opens with a George Clinton snippet, “Is it wickedness? Is it weakness? You decide.” setting an ominous tone for rest of the album. What follows is a story of Kenny helping a blind woman who
This weekend I am attending a wedding in Atlanta. For the occasion, I thought, what better way to commemorate this trip down south than an ATL-centric rap playlist? You might not know it, but there is a very good chance that if you like hip-hop (even casually) you probably like a song from an artist