While I was on my mini hiatus, J. Cole dropped his newest project, The Off-Season (2021), a 12 track album with features from folks like 6LACK, Bas, 21 Savage, and Lil Baby. Despite the annoying typography of the tracklist - I still haven't been able to ask my Google Assistant to play a song from this album … Continue reading TAKE #28: how do we define an artist’s best project???
I've been collecting records regularly for about a year now. At the beginning of the panorama, I needed something to fill the void left when I stopped having my biweekly human contact, and filling my room with records became the ramen to my broken sink. And overall, it's been a fun hobby (albeit very expensive); my … Continue reading TAKE #27: these limited vinyl drops have me very aggy!
Here we are another week closer to the 2021 Grammy Awards on March 14th, and I'm here to share my predictions for who will be taking home some Grammys this year. Now, since there are a bunch of categories I know nothing about, I'm only including the categories that I have at least a 1% … Continue reading TAKE #26: 2021 grammys predictions [but only the categories i care about and i could be 100% wrong 🙂 ]
Oof. It's been a while since I've done one of these! All of the takes I have had recently have stayed #showerthoughts, but my irritation with the upcoming Grammy Awards needs to manifest itself into words on the internet. It'll be the subject of conversation for the next two TAKEs actually, with next week's being … Continue reading TAKE #25: the grammy’s are coming up and here’s why i have beef
I actually COMPLETELY forgot about this until yesterday lol. I think I started this a few weeks ago, and then for some reason, it didn't stick in my brain. Luckily, I didn't have any EPs for the Discover Weekly for today, so I decided to pick up on the second half of 20 of my … Continue reading 20 of my favorite song moments (part 2)
I'm trying something new with the TAKEs this week and sharing my thoughts on multiple topics, instead of just one like I've normally done. I don't know why I wasn't doing this before, but here we are lol. If I like, I'll probably keep doing it like this. Thoughts on 'The Co-Opting of Rap Criticism … Continue reading TAKE #24: deluxe albums and “the co-opting of rap criticism”
I had NO clue what to write about for today, but then I came across a post on Reddit that asked people to share what their favorite 10-30 second moments in songs were. And I feel like this is something that I subconsciously think about often, but I never write them down anywhere, so I … Continue reading TAKE #23: 20 of my favorite song moments (part 1)
I am rock and roll Been here foreverThey just ain't let you knowYasiin Bey, "Rock N Roll" I had planned to do a TAKE a couple of weeks ago on Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) and the punk album he released recently, but I wasn't sure how to frame it in a way that made sense … Continue reading Week Fulla Black Punk – TAKE #22: punk/metal, hip hop, and giving credit where credit is due
I've been thinking a bit about this. Not because I necessarily want to - mostly because every other thing I see relating to hip hop recently is about this lol. After a couple of nights of sitting in my bed and contemplating (read: spending my time thinking because I can't sleep), I've settled on my … Continue reading TAKE #21: Who’s the Better Lyricist: Lupe or Kendrick?
Just a small break from the Week Fulla 90s Hip Hop! It'll be back tomorrow. Sometimes my Google News alerts are on some BS. I'll scroll through them and get information on what type of cat litter is the best or whether or not "hard kombucha" is going to be the next "hard seltzer." But … Continue reading TAKE #20: Thoughts on The Weeknd’s Esquire Interview