The Top 20 Songs of the Summer

Making a “Songs of the Summer” list is always tricky. Do you go with the big chart hits, the underrated hidden gems, try to cover every genre, or have a balance of major and indie artists? For this year’s list, I tried to include songs that captured every shade and feeling of the summertime. The…

Censorship Won’t Stop Colin Kaepernick

On August 2, a tweet went viral concerning the censorship of Colin Kaepernick’s name in a song on the latest Madden 19 soundtrack. The song in question is YG’s “Big Bank,” one of the songs of the summer. “Big Bank” features guest verses from Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz, but it was Big Sean’s guest verse…

The Black Panther Soundtrack Is The Best Album of the Year

The movie hasn’t hit theatres yet, but the Black Panther soundtrack, curated by Top Dawg Entertainment and Kendrick Lamar, is a masterpiece. The album is at once forward-thinking and retrospective. The themes shift between the comic book world of Wakanda, the mind and emotional conscious of T’Challa/Black Panther, black nationalism, black pride, and swaggering bravado. With…

2018 GRAMMYs Prediction: The Rap Field

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. THE RAP FIELD Some of the most coveted awards in…

Top 10 Albums of Summer 2017

Now that summer 2017 is (un)officially over, it is time to decide the top ten albums of the summer. From rap to rock to pop, many artists delivered strong efforts this summer but only a few could make this list. 10. Aminé, Good For You This is the major label debut album of up and…