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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…

CV: Wyclef Jean, <i> J’ouvert </i>

CV: Wyclef Jean, J’ouvert

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02/22/2017

After an almost four year hiatus, Wyclef Jean has returned with the release of his new EP, J’ouvert. The former Fugees frontman demonstrates that despite years of musical absence, he is still conscious of the social and political issues that matter today. Always an outspoken artist and activist, Jean continues to use his music as…

Critical Voices: P.O.S, <i>Chill, dummy</i>

Critical Voices: P.O.S, Chill, dummy

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02/11/2017

P.O.S, born Stefon Alexander, wears his punk influence on his sleeve, opening his newest album Chill, dummy with a weighty electric guitar bassline and growling vocals, as he lays claim to his bold and peerless position in rap. Through the industry’s cultural explosion, rap has increasingly dipped its toes into other styles, as demonstrated by Danny Brown’s manic flows…

Untitled Leisure Podcast: The Summer of Conscious Rap

Untitled Leisure Podcast: The Summer of Conscious Rap

By: and
08/04/2016

In the latest episode of the soon-to-be-titled Leisure podcast, host Daniel Varghese talks with Assistant Sports Editor Tyler Pearre about the welcome onslaught of new rap tackling the big political issues of today. Much to their benefit, these tracks, from YG’s “FDT” to Vic Mensa’s “16 Shots,” are not pulling punches. http://media.blubrry.com/voicepodcastnetwork/p/georgetownvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Untitled-Leisure-Project-Episode-2-The-Summer-of-Conscious-Rap-8316-5.09-PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new…

Summer is Coming: Rejoice, Rap Fans

Summer is Coming: Rejoice, Rap Fans

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06/07/2016

The lead-up to summer has been filled with speculation and anticipation.  From the rumored collaborative album between Jay Z and Beyonce, to the long-awaited GOOD Music sequel album, rap fans everywhere have patiently waited for even the slightest developments surrounding these and other projects.  While fans have been treated to periodic hits to satisfy their…

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…

John Lennon to Left Shark: A History of Pop Music

John Lennon to Left Shark: A History of Pop Music

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02/13/2015

Millions of people across the country watch the Super Bowl halftime show every year, and Katy Perry’s recent one was no exception. However, once you got past the robot lion, elaborate costumes, and left shark, the performance was really just a woman singing over computerized beats. That description sounds more critical than I mean it…

Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint  Movie Sizzles

Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint  Movie Sizzles

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01/26/2015

You may know Nicki Minaj for her edgy verses and “own it” attitude, but the iconic rapper may just be blossoming from talented musician into a full-fledged movie star. On January 18, Minaj starred in her third film, a 16-minute feature to accompany her album The Pinkprint. Directed by Taylor Cohen and Francesco Carrozzini and…

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