Tag: Kendrick Lamar

The Best of Rap in the Year So Far

The Best of Rap in the Year So Far

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08/07/2017

2017 has been a strange year for rap. With blockbuster projects from some of the biggest names in the game (and lesser-known artists) dropping seemingly weekly, it can be difficult to discern what has made a distinct mark on the game this year. Sort it all out with Halftime Leisure’s definitive (read: completely subjective) ranking…

Critical Voices: Kendrick Lamar, <i>DAMN.</i>

Critical Voices: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

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04/24/2017

DAMN., Kendrick Lamar’s latest project, continues his trend of creating exceptional, politically-charged rap that forges a distinct sound. While DAMN. is difficult to characterize stylistically, it is a clear departure from his musically dense, and at times chaotic, 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly. Lamar has chosen to keep his instrumentals simple throughout DAMN., usually…

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: Back to School

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08/31/2015

  Welcome back to the Hilltop, Hoyas! For our inaugural Weekly List, we’ve put together a playlist of some great end of summer/beginning of school tunes to get you acclimated to the new school year. Happy travels, friends, and welcome home!   The Beach Boys— Please Let Me Wonder ….what it would be like to…

Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker the Berry” is fire

Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker the Berry” is fire

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02/19/2015

It may have been a snow day at Georgetown this Tuesday, but all Kendrick Lamar can think about is fire. On the wake of his successful night at the 2015 Grammys—where the artist took home the awards for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “i”—Kendrick Lamar released a new single from his upcoming…

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

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04/14/2014

If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? I mean I write poems in these songs dedicated to you when You’re in the mood for empathy, there’s blood in my pen Better yet, where your friends and them?                  …

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