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It's almost New Year's Eve, which means optimistic people all over the world are vowing that they will become better version of themselves next year. I'm quite hopeful I will, at least. Since I'm mostly thinking about music, I consider it as a force that makes my life better, and makes me better. Moral gains certainly aren't the only reason to engage with music, but this year's conversations around all types of art have circled...
It's inevitable that certain albums get more than their fair share of attention. Like any year, 2015 was littered with records that didn't quite live up to the hype. Or, that were praised without a much-needed critical eye offering another perspective. In an age where MTV will pull stories about rape culture in music videos because of artist pressure, there isn't a lot of room for people to speak about negative things in art. So,...
For better or for worse, hip-hop remains an unnerving microcosm for watching the world's larger themes surrounding race and gender play out. These days, I've begun to think of it as the only form of music actually capable of changing the world. And while it feels like some of the major players were waiting in the wings this year, that only meats emerging rappers had the necessary space to claim 2015 as their launching pad. Not...
Future's comeback season might stretch on forever. After his sophomore album Honest and the collapse of his very-public relationship with Ciara toward the end of 2014, the Atlanta rapper put out a mediocre, somewhat ill-received tape called Monster, and followed it up with two more in quick succession, the Zaytoven collaboration Beast Mode and 56 Nights. It was on that last tape that the tide began to turn for Future, who released another studio...