Pictured: A bottle of Willett Family Estate 3-year Rye Whiskey (quite possibly my favorite beverage on Earth, outside of chocolate almond milk and cream soda)
As this year draws to a close, I’ve noticed one thing about the music released throughout it: R&B and Soul made a tremendous comeback.
Yes, this is totally a ripoff of the list Pitchfork put out, but I figured I'll do my own because why the hell not?
(Note: I will refer to both the "Sprint Cup series" and "sprint cars" a few times during this post, they are two separate things, governed by two separate entities. One by NASCAR, a stock car racing series, and USAC, an open-wheel series.)
In junior year of high school, sitting in one of my classes, a friend dropped a CD on my desk. It was Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, not the retail version, but the leaked album that affectionately became known as Fahrenheit 1/15 Part IIII.
Chet Faker is an Australian electronic soul (yes, that is a real genre I just made up) artist who has been around for a couple years. His rise to semi-stardom hasn't been long and troubled, it hasn't even been that well documented if you consult his Wikipedia page.
Rap music is unique in the fact that without the generations of musicians before it, it would most certainly not exist. Now, I'm not entirely sure that that statement is actually fact, but it makes sense because hip-hop was founded on the grounds of turning preexisting records into something totally different by…
As previously stated, my childhood consisted of an odd mix of music. It became incredibly more tame as I got older. From about sixth grade until sophomore year of high school, I boxed myself into this terrible trend of safe, unimaginative alt rock, and the standards that I inherited from my parent's collections, plus …
The Grammys are tonight, which means one thing for sure: I will be watching in total disgust as my abhorrence for the mainstream music industry reaches an all-time high. But, this won't stop me from making a few predictions about who will be getting the hardware.
After moving from New Jersey at the age of 5, I grew up in a not-so-great part of South Florida while my parents started fresh in new careers so that we could get out of that not-so-great area. I'll always remember the neighborhood I grew up in for a few reasons. First, the shitty apartment, with an A/C unit that…
In February, Kanye West's debut album, The College Dropout, will turn ten years old.
Preface: With "Gimmick or Gold?" I'd like to create a series of posts in which I examine the worth of certain artists and bands to the musical landscape. All of this is in terms of whether or not they're actually creating music for good, or to simply make music for music's sake.