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Best Albums of 2019

The 10’s are coming to a close and 2019 was a year of exceptional music. Many artists released some of their best work to date and also expanded on their signature sound. From a defining Scottish post-punk band to a charismatic versatile rapper, here are the best albums of 2019.   10. Chance the Rapper: […]

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Top 20 Albums of 2016

This year saw some of the best albums released by many band’s and musicians. Several of the records remarked on the turbulence that was 2016 and the wild political landscape. From a unique take on G-funk to a direct message on what it means to be black in America, here are the top 20 albums of […]

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Top 10 Fall Songs

With fall in full swing, I figured it is time to compile a list of some songs I go to when the autumn season arrives. Check it out. 10. Bon Iver: Skinny Love 9. Simon & Garfunkel: Homeward Bound 8. The Tallest Man on Earth: The Wild Hunt 7. Maxwell: Lifetime 6. American Football: Never […]

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Common at the White House (live)

I just finished watching this live performance of Common with a backing band at the White House. The performance was sponsored by NPR Music Tiny Desk and it is an outstanding showcase for Common’s lyrical skills and the jazzy sound from the backing band. Common raps three new songs in anticipation of his forthcoming album […]

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Common: I Used to Love H.E.R.

Common to me is one of the best rappers to ever touch the microphone. His positive and introspective lyrics have always kept me interested in whatever he has to say. “I Used to Love H.E.R.” is one of his best tracks as he delivers an ode to hip hop during the early 90s’. Check it […]

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Common: Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World)

Common has always been an underrated rapper. His laidback and soulful lyrics have never catapulted him to the heights of mainstream hip hop. He reflects on black culture and love with deep understanding and tries to relay a positive message. I first REALLY listened to Common back in 2007 with his sophomore album “Resurrection”; I […]

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