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Review: Mayer Hawthorne – ‘Man About Town’

April 7, 2016
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A lot can happen in three years. Apple Watches can become a thing, we can convince ourselves that we need more Spider-Man films, and Mayer Hawthorne can work like he’s four entirely separate people. Since the release of Where Does This Door Go (2013), he’s released two collaborative albums, gone on multiple tours, and-in what can only be described as a shameless flex-showcased all of those ventures during a two-night show. But instead of taking the break that he undoubtedly deserves,…

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8 Hopes For Kanye’s New Album.

June 2, 2015
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Photo c/o of Kenny Sun   So unless you’ve been under a rock, or just living a more fulfilling life than the rest of us, then you’ve probably heard the latest Kanye rumors. Basically, sources are claiming that Ye’s upcoming album-tentatively titled SWISH-is set to drop on June 8th, via Apple’s new streaming service. The service-which is also slated to drop this month as a rebranding of the Beats Music service-is expected to have some significant star power behind it, hence the Yeezy…

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Review: ‘Indigo Child’

September 1, 2014
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“We are the truth. We are forever. We are the youth. We are together.” Those are the first lines heard on ‘Indigo Child’, the debut album from up-and-coming artist, Raury. And if you stick around and listen to the rest of the project, then the manifesto eventually begins to make sense; ‘Indigo Child’ is unapologetically young, and seems very much like the soundtrack for every self-aware teenager with something to prove to the world. Hailing from Stone Mountain, Georgia, the…

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Rave: My favorite Michael Jackson videos

August 29, 2014
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With so many iconic songs and moments in pop culture, it’s almost impossible to overstate the legacy of Michael Jackson. The star, who would have been 56 today, will forever be remembered not only for his music, but for his visuals, evident in MTV’s decision to name the Video Vanguard Award after him in 1991. With all of that considered, I thought that the best way to celebrate Mike’s birthday would be to do a small countdown of what I think are…

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Review: Majid Jordan– A Place Like This EP

July 24, 2014
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It’s pretty hard to ignore Drake these days. Nothing Was The Same was easily one of the biggest releases of last year, as it was fueled by the success of singles like “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, which served as Drake’s biggest crossover hit to date. But what most people didn’t pay attention to when it came to “Hold On, We’re Going Home” was the featured duo, Majid Jordan, who not only lent their vocals to the song, but also helped…

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Review: Paula

July 1, 2014
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I think it’s safe to say that few artists have experienced the rapid ups and downs of life quite like Robin Thicke has over the course of the last year. Since last summer, Robin has managed to go from the man with the hottest single of the year (“Blurred Lines”), to a rather humbled individual, fighting to save what’s left of his marriage. As we say on Twitter: life comes at you fast. Spending most of 2013 promoting his smash single, Robin quite…

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Review: Jaded Incorporated– The Big Knock

June 17, 2014
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If there’s one thing that you guys should know about me by now, it’s that I love discovering new music. I have friends who I trust to put me on to dope music, and I also have online communities like Twitter, where people are constantly sounding off about artists they think are worthy of attention. Couple that with services like Spotify that make streaming music cheap and easy, and I would say that I’m pretty well-equipped to stay in the…

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Rave: My All-Time Favorite Albums– Volume VI

June 13, 2014
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 Finally. I’ve been doing these ATF posts for a few months now, and we’ve finally reached the end of the road with it. For those of you who have stuck with each one, this post will flow exactly like the five before it (short excerpts about each album, and a Spotify playlist with songs from each one at the bottom of this post), with the only difference being that this volume has six albums instead of four. And for those…

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Rave: My All-Time Favorite Albums–Volume V

May 23, 2014
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So here we are. Volume V. One more to go. I honestly didn’t know about how many volumes I would have when I first started with these posts, simply because I kept adding and removing albums from the list, but here we are, five posts and two months later. At this point, you guys should know the game plan, but for the new people, here it is: below are four of my favorite albums, with a short excerpt on why…

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Rave: My All-Time Favorite Albums–Volume IV

May 15, 2014
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Happy Thursday, guys. So I’m almost done with these ATF posts, and I have to say that I’ve had a great time going through all of my favorite albums. Although I listen to a lot of these on a regular basis, it’s been fun going back and remembering what I love about each one. As always, be sure to check out the Spotify playlist that I’ve made for the last three posts, and the one for this post that I’ll…

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