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Chance the Rapper and Hip-Hop's Positive, New Approach

With the upcoming release of Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment’s new album Surf, some fortunately-timed–if not strategically marketed–singles have popped up lately featuring the MC and his genre-defying hip hop group. 1,036 more words


Vanderbilt Needs To Embrace Music City

*Note: This piece originally appeared in the Vanderbilt Hustler on April 15, 2015.  It has been republished here so that all my work can be found in one place. 896 more words

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SBTRKT "Roulette" And "n0 less"

 WMC is officially over, but why stop the fun of listening to some really great  music. Check out new tunes from one of my favorite producers/musicians  13 more words


Fox's Fourth

Wowie guys, its been a steamy minute since i’ve done one of these little playlists.

I’ve been keeping busy… discovering the natural wonders of the world through part time factory jobs and old time literature courses. 673 more words

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Track Awareness: "IV" by Meltybrains?

Meltybrains? is an Irish experimental quintet that immerses listeners in an aural hot spring of synthesized and analog movements. 167 more words


The New Age of Fluid Musical Identities

This past summer, I had the privilege of enjoying a major music festival that took place a stone throw (and three stops on the Blue Line) away from my Chicago suburb, Elmhurst, Ill. 739 more words

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Nine Years Later, System of a Down Still "Mezmerizes" Me

It may be surprising to see a retrospective of a nine-year-old nu metal album on this blog, particularly from a writer who has vented at length about the overall lack of quality of mid-2000s popular music.   1,254 more words

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