Tag: Kanye West

Broward County: Gucci Gang and Yeezus

Broward County: Gucci Gang and Yeezus

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02/01/2018

Audio mixing is a fairly benign element of a song’s form in contemporary-pop music. While Ed Sheeran may opt for a more open and acoustic recording style than Bruno Mars, both artists want ample space within a song’s mix for the vocal performance to differentiate from the remainder of the track and for the melodic…

The Weekly List: Chopped and Screwed

The Weekly List: Chopped and Screwed

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01/30/2017

Originating from the Houston hip-hop scene of the 1990s, “chopped and screwed” refers to a type of remixing that creates a pensive and at times startling reinterpretation of popular songs. To achieve this effect, the same record is played on side-by-side turntables slowed to around 65 bpm, then it is skipped, scratched, delayed, and doubled-up….

The Weekly List: 10 Best Hip-Hop Verses of 2016

The Weekly List: 10 Best Hip-Hop Verses of 2016

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01/27/2017

2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory. There was also a lot to sift through. In a year with so many great projects, so many great tracks and, granted, a few duds, here are 2016’s best verses: Jay Electronica – “How Great” Jay Elec’s yearly emergence from his cryogenic chamber…

The Weekly List: You Have Distracted From My Creative Process

The Weekly List: You Have Distracted From My Creative Process

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02/01/2016

Something happened on Twitter last week, but we’re not going to bother with that here. Kanye West recently announced that his seventh album, entitled Waves (formerly So Help Me God and Swish) would be released on February 11. The album will contain recently-released singles “No More Parties in L.A.,” featuring a verse from Kendrick Lamar,…

Sound it out, dear

Sound it out, dear

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03/26/2014

Originating as an outgrowth of African American folk music in the early 20th century, Jazz became an outlet for anyone with a story to tell. And because there have been so many iterations of the genre, I think that it is almost impossible not to find at least one that resonates with you. Though we…

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