It's that time of the year again, Grammys time, and we're back discussing some of the biggest snubs and surprises from this year's nominees, as well as giving our annual predictions for the winners from some of the major categories. But before that we go over some of the biggest news in music like Kendrick Lamar's Oscars nomination, Juelz Santana's sentencing, Robin Thicke's $5 million "Blurred Lines" judgement, and more.
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Mac Miller and XXXTentacion both were particularly expressive and daring in their musical pursuits and both passed at extremely young ages. A lot has been said about them but what did their music have to say about their lives and what can be learned from this unfortunate trend in hip-hop?
We're back and we're discussing recent music news like the Madden Colin Kaepernick controversy, the whole 6ix9ine situation and his subsequent rebrand, Demi Lovato's relapse, and Warped Tour coming to an official end. Also we give our impressions about recent releases from The Internet, Mac Miller, YG, Travis Scott, and more; and specifically discuss if 'Astroworld' is Album of the Year worthy.
The Divine Feminine is hands down my favorite album from Mac Miller. The jazz/soul infused production is phenomenal and creates his most cohesive sound to date. He sounds right at home rapping/singing about love, distance, and intimacy. He may have made a believer out of me.
This week I'm talking about the latest from Eminem, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Mac Miller, and more. Let me know if you agree/disagree, what you're currently listening to, and if there's anything I missed that I should check out.
We're back and we're joined by special guest Jaron Lamar Davis, who joins us to talk about the major changes headed to both Spotify and YouTube and the positive and negative effects they'll have on musicians, particularly independent ones. Then he talks about the response and what he's learned from the release of his debut album earlier in the year, the pros and cons of music schools, and what he's cooking up for his next effort. Lastly we talk about signs of depression and cries for help in hip-hop music and whether the onus is on fans to speak up and/or reach out when they hear it over and over again.
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August had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Travis Scott, Ariana Grande, Drake, and Imagine Dragons; and it also featured some interesting trailers for First Man, Lizzie, and Suspiria. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
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July had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of The Internet, Dirty Projectors, Arctic Monkeys, and Ariana Grande; and it also featured some interesting trailers for Glass, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Mid90s. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
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December was full of great moments for the culture. We had some highly anticipated and unexpected videos and albums from artists like J. Cole, Chris Brown, Childish Gambino, and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). We also got some great trailers for Alien Covenant, Dunkirk, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video for the month of December.
In Volume 5 we discuss our thoughts about the 44th American Music Awards, the recent trend towards black consciousness in R&B and hip-hop, and Kanye West's latest meltdown. We also talk about what we're currently listening to, Yasiin Bey's (Mos Def) recent release, and our worries about Ab-Soul's upcoming project.