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The heartbreak kid

I don’t think there’s another album from the last decade that I’ve played as often as 808s and Heartbreak. When I’m doing chores around the house or just want some music in the background while I’m busy with something else, it’s usually the first thing I cue up on my playlist, but I’ll occasionally just sit down and listen to the first six tracks on headphones, which always seems like the best possible use of my time. 843 more words


808s and Heartbreak, alternative R&B and the birth of emotional rappers

When you think of an emotional rapper, Drake instantly comes to mind. We’ve all seen the memes. “Drake the type of nigga to wear two condoms and still pay child support”. 524 more words


Drake Approaching Kanye levels of influence Pt. 2

As I was saying…

Drake’s next move is pivotal. He’s now established as one of the best, meaning critics are done rooting for his ascent. He now has to switch it up in order to maintain interest in his work and avoid a plateau or decline in his stock. 475 more words

Media And Culture

Read Three Poems From Sarah Blake's "Unauthorized Lyric Biography of Kanye West"

Sarah Blake‘s new book of poetry, Mr. West, is an “unauthorized lyric biography of Kayne West,” where the rapper serves as the muse for Blake’s poetry. 475 more words


Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreak

Game changers in music are not common, especially nowadays. This is mostly due to the internet, which either dismisses anything that may be considered revolutionary (because there’s so much new/interesting things out there), and also because the internet tends to make things that are bad popular (but that’s a rant for a different day). 650 more words

Music Review Blog

Reprint Special - From Dropout to Yeezus - Kanye West's Rise to Immortality

Last night, I had a dream that Pac-Man parasites had infected the world and claimed the life of my brother, and my father was one of the leaders in the fight against them, in a quest for vengeance. 2,123 more words


3 AM On The Phone

12 x 16acrylic on panel canvas

This is the first piece in my new series of abstract paintings. In truth, this piece was created out of frustration and mild heartbreak haha. 42 more words