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Pop Smoke’s First And Last Album Leaves Us Wondering What Could’ve Been

Pop Smoke’s First And Last Album Leaves Us Wondering What Could’ve Been

It’s been five months since Pop Smoke’s death and almost a year since the club hits, “Dior” and “Welcome To The Party”, graced our speakers. The rapper then released his debut mixtape, Meet The Woo, and followed up in early February 2020 with, Meet The Woo 2. That was met with heavy criticism from many as his records from both projects tend to stay within the same mold as most drill rappers are known to do. Many wondered if the Brooklyn born rapper was just a one-trick pony but, before Pop Smoke was shot and killed he looked to prove...

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Lil Baby’s “The Bigger Picture” Calls For Justice Across The Nation

Lil Baby’s “The Bigger Picture” Calls For Justice Across The Nation

With all the issues that have come forward in America over the past month, rapper Lil Baby tackles a lot of these topics on his new single. Days after the rapper attended protests in his native city of Atlanta, Georgia in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minnesota Police, he released, “The Bigger Picture”, which comments on systemic racism and police brutality. Lil Baby was seen leading the protests on his bike chanting while wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt and a, “No Justice No Peace” facemask, as depicted on the song's artwork. ...

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Motown Records: The Sound of Young America

Motown Records: The Sound of Young America

Music can break barriers and impact the culture in many ways. Motown Records was one of the most successful record companies ever and it was based in Detroit. They produced many famous acts like the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and many more. Motown's style of music was able to connect audiences of different ages, races, and backgrounds, during times of social unrest.

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James Brown, The God Father Of Soul and His Everlasting Influence On Music

James Brown, The God Father Of Soul and His Everlasting Influence On Music

James Joseph Brown aka, ‘The Godfather of Soul’ or ‘Funk Soul Brotha’, was an African American born musician, producer, singer, songwriter, and dancer. With such an extensive list of skills, it is easy to see why James Brown may be one of the most influential artists in music ever. Known as a tireless and unique performer James was a force no one had ever seen in the music industry with a career that spanned about half a century. From his origins as a gospel singer in the 1950s to his R&B roots and his creation of the sound known as...

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Gunna’s WUNNA, Gets Some Help From His Peers

Gunna’s WUNNA, Gets Some Help From His Peers

The Number one spot on Billboard 200 looks to be held by another hip hop album. This time Gunna with his second studio album “WUNNA”, looks to hold the crown with 110,000 to 130,000 units projected to be sold in the first week. With an all-star cast of featuring artists and producers from his label, YSL Records. Gunna’s twenty one track album brings the classic sound but, with a more focused one from the Atlanta rapper. WUNNA’s album cover is one that is a little too cartoony and corny for my liking but I can see where the vision is...

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