Music, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Videos, Writings

Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT

I originally was debating on doing a full album review today or not but I finally got a chance to see Kendrick's ELEMENT video, the third video from his album DAMN. I watched it and felt it connects with the topics I've been touching on this week. Kung Fu Kenny's back again. This video said… Continue reading Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT

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Music, Reflections, Writings

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. CTRL, the abbreviations for Control on a keyboard. SZA sits calmly in front of… Continue reading SZA – CTRL (Album Review)

Music, Personal Thoughts, Reflections, Writings

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 […]

Music, Personal Thoughts, Reflections, Writings

Streaming’s Effect on Music Pt. 1

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… Continue reading Streaming’s Effect on Music Pt. 1

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How Rapper’s that are Christian are Helping Me through 2016 and Beyond

I typically would have written another Friday Vibe on music that I have stumbled upon but I just couldn't this week. I have listened to Joey Bada$$'s All-Amerikkkan Badass and Goldlink's At What Cost and believe both are amazing projects, but this week I wanted to talk about how music is helping me through a change. Coloring… Continue reading How Rapper’s that are Christian are Helping Me through 2016 and Beyond

Music, Writings

Kendrick Lamar Rap’s Christopher Nolan – Damn. (Album Reflection) [Spoiler Free]

Dropping to make sure Big Sean and Drake stay Humble. Kendrick Lamar comes out of the abyss and drops a his third major release Damn. This album shook the internet on Good Friday. According to Kendrick and the rest of TDE, "Everything happens for a reason." and it definitely does. How was Kendrick's follow-up to TPAB?… Continue reading Kendrick Lamar Rap’s Christopher Nolan – Damn. (Album Reflection) [Spoiler Free]

Misc. Magnificence, Music, Writings

My Favorite Soul Albums of 2016

I took my three months into 2016 but I finally am finishing this series. I have so much more music to talk about from this year already. Like the last few times, this is my personal favorite soul albums of 2016, not necessarily the best. This one is specifically not in order, they all roughly… Continue reading My Favorite Soul Albums of 2016

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My Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Albums of 2016 Pt. 2

This is part two of my of favorite rap/hip-hop albums of 2016. Check out part one. Once again, these are the projects I connected to the most and seriously enjoyed for one reason or another. This is not a list of the best rap/hip-hop albums of 2016, but my favorites. Enjoy. Chance the Rapper -… Continue reading My Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Albums of 2016 Pt. 2

Music

My Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums in 2015 and Why

I'll had this conversation a ridiculous amount of times in the past few weeks. Music is the main topic as classes end and summer warms up. Top 5 lists are all the rage as we have pretty much have had appearances from all of the heavy hitting Hip-Hop artists in Late 2014-2015. So, where does… Continue reading My Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums in 2015 and Why