SZA – CTRL (Album Review)

To Close Out Women’s Week here at Everything’s Magnificent, I want to finish with what is arguably this best R&B album of this year, SZA’s CTRL. This was probably one of my most anticipated albums of 2017 and it definitely paid off.

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Vintage Vibes: Amel Larrieux – For Real

I wanted to debut a new series for the blog today with Vintage Vibes. Every once in a while, I’ll showcase a favorite song from years ago that still remains dear to my heart. For this week, we have Amel Larrieux For Real.

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Streaming’s Effect on Music Pt. 2

Being from Hitsville. USA (Detroit, Michigan) aka the birthplace of the Motown Sound. I am a student of music. My Uncle studied Musicology at UCLA and all of my grandparents play at least one instrument. I play three instruments, compose, sing, and rap. I watched radios die, blogs boom, and most recently, streaming explode. How […]

Last week in Streaming’s Effect on Music Pt. 1, I spoke on how the digitization and streaming of music reignited the single, destroyed the mixtape, killed the sample and changed how sales are recorded. This week I’ll go into more about how the structure of music (Hip-Hop) itself has changed.

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Smino and the Creation of Scat Rap: Blkswn (Album Review)

St. Louis has been relatively quiet in hip-hop since Nelly no longer ruled the airways. The last time I can consciously remember enjoying a Nelly song was Over and Over in 2004. Since then, he has released three new albums with the last one in 2013. Now, the interwebs are abuzz with a guy named Smino.

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