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The good and bad changes coming to Spotify and YouTube and dealing with depression in hip-hop | Musicphiles | Podcasts | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

The good and bad changes coming to Spotify and YouTube and dealing with depression in hip-hop

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....
Best of the Month: June 2018 | Features | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

Best of the Month: June 2018

June had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Drake, Florence + The Machine, XXXTENTACION, and Beyoncé & Jay-Z; and it also featured some interesting trailers for A Star Is Born, Creed II, and Widows. 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....
The tragic death of XXXTENTACION, 'Nasir', and Beyoncé & Jay-Z's 'Everything Is Love' | Podcasts

The tragic death of XXXTENTACION, ‘Nasir’, and Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s ‘Everything Is Love’

We're back and talking about the tragic news of XXXTENTACION's death at the young of 20 and the need for a mentality change in the culture and community at large. Then we touch on Nas' latest Kanye produced project, 'Nasir', and Beyoncé & Jay-Z's long rumored joint album, 'Everything Is Love.' We give our reactions and opinions and discuss if both projects lived up to the immense hype surrounding them....
Royce da 5'9", Janelle Monáe, and Steve Angello get introspective, and Donald Glover, the greatest multi-talented artist we've ever seen | Podcasts | Musicphiles | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

Royce da 5’9″, Janelle Monáe, and Steve Angello get introspective, and Donald Glover, the greatest multi-talented artist we’ve ever seen

In this week's episode we talk about Spotify removing R. Kelly and XXXTENTACION from their playlists, the ongoing Kanye roller coaster, and Donald Glover's (aka Childish Gambino) turn as a SNL host, his mind blowing new video for "This Is America", and question whether he should be considered the greatest multi-talented artist we've ever seen. Then we end things by talking about a bunch of new albums to drop from Desiigner, Post Malone, Styles P, Rae Sremmurd, Janelle Monáe, Steve Angello, and BlocBoy JB. With Royce da 5'9", Janelle Monáe, and Steve Angello, in particular, taking their careers in new and exciting new directions with their most introspective albums yet....
xxxtentacion - ? | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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xxxtentacion – ? Reaction

XXXTENTACION said his goal was to show his versatility on this project and although a lot of the stuff here is watered down representations of said genres, his talent is undeniable and his renditions turned out better than I ever would have expected. Now most of it feels like teasers/unfinished versions with only two tracks going over 3 minutes, but sonically there's more than enough here to keep me coming back. ? is as enigmatic a project as XXXTENTACION is as an artist but there's an undeniable draw to it and to him that continues to surprise....

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