Young Thug Revolutionizing Hip hop… Unintentionally

Young Thug has recently dropped his newest mixtape Jeffery. The mixtape is a great one and I can already picture myself hearing many of these tracks in the club while sipping on my rum and coke. Although full of bangers, the tape is somewhat strange as well. Firstly, the songs are all named after idols of his,…

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New Trend: Romanticizing Abusive Relationships

A new image has surfaced of an alternate scene from the recent blockbuster Suicide Squad showing the Joker exerting dominant body language and scolding Harley Quinn during the helicopter escape. The image reinforces the abusive relationship that the Joker and Harley hold in the comics, but that was controversially downplayed in the film in order to cater to a broader…

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BLM: Critical Review of To Pimp a Butterfly

Yesterday, Tumblr acknowledged that it’s been two years since the Ferguson protests began, which had me start thinking of Black Lives Matter, a movement I stand by closely. Last semester, I wrote a critical review on my favourite album of 2015, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly for my pop culture class in reference to the current social…

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Song of the Day – “Luv” by Tory Lanez

This is a song I’ve been hearing all summer and been digging, but had no idea who sang it. I was also never curious enough to Shazam it or anything. Being the Caribbean girl that I am at heart, I love mainstream songs with Caribbean influence, and with releases like “Work” and a good portion of…

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Song of the Day – “Hometown Girl” by Zhu

Chinese-American electronic musician Zhu recently released his debut album, Generationwhy, on July 29th. Although the album as a whole has received mixed reviews, it does includes some moderately impressive electronic tunes. I am definitely not an electronic dance music expert so I usually try to stay out of conversations surrounding the genre, but I checked out Zhu’s…

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“Sluggish, Lazy, Stupid, and Unconcerned”

Who else could blatantly read a whole generation like that and be praised? Thank God Endless was released at the beginning of this weekend to absorb part of my overly ecstatic reaction to Frank Ocean finally dropping his new album. But for some reason, what I wasn’t prepared for is how perfect this album would actually be. *listens to #Blonde one…

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Frank Ocean Re-emerges

Since first hearing about Frank Ocean getting back in the studio in 2013, I, just as many other fans, have been anticipating his crawling out from under that rock he retired to after channel ORANGE. I looked forward to him gracing the world with more evocative tracks from his inspired soul. At first I was patient, because I understand that…

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The Resurgence of Vinyl (That I blindly didn’t see coming)

Fact: I (still) collect CDs. Crazy right? I do this for several reasons, but in short, I simply like having physical copies of my music, and I appreciate the sound quality of a CD playing from my stereo. I usually purchase new CDs from HMV or order new or used from Amazon, but at the…

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