Daniel Sheehan

Halftime Leisure

Ramin Djawadi is T.V. Score Composition’s First Rock Star

John Williams. Hans Zimmer. Ramin Djawadi. This last name might seem out of place after the first two, both of whom are veritable giants in the film score industry. But... Read more


CV: Goldlink, At What Cost

As it currently stands, the world of hip-hop revolves more or less around three musical nexuses: LA, Chicago, and Atlanta. King Kendrick and his TDE label reign supreme on the... Read more


CV: Sampha, Process

Sampha Sisay’s debut album has been a long time coming. The South London singer-songwriter has recently collaborated with big names such as Drake, Beyoncé, Kanye West, and Solange. But every... Read more


CV: Kidz Bop, Kidz Bop 34

“Kidz Bop 34” is the mind-boggling 34th offering from the children’s music brand. Created in 2001 as some sort of elaborate device for making prisoners talk, Kidz Bop has been... Read more


CV: Ty Segall, Ty Segall

Ty Segall has been one of the most prolific musicians in the rock scene for the last decade, but he isn’t the best at coming up with original album titles.... Read more


CV: J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only

Days before the release of his new album 4 Your Eyez Only, J. Cole released a short film documenting the creative process behind the album, with footage of Cole and... Read more


We got it from Here: Hip-hop’s First Response to Trump’s America

It had been 18 years since hip-hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest released their last album. But last week, just three days after the election, Tribe gave us the first... Read more

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The Weekly List: If Authors Were Musicians

Have you ever wondered, “If writers were musical artists, who would they be?” Well, we have. Halftime presents, The Weekly List: If Authors Were Musicians. Shakespeare: The Beatles The Beatles... Read more


José Fernández Was The Reason We Love Baseball

The sadness that comes when a young life is cut short is the heaviest, the most crushing, of all kinds of sadness. It’s a grief that numbs at first, like... Read more


Critical Voices: Mac Miller, The Divine Feminine

Mac Miller has come a long way since the early frat rap days of his career. “Donald Trump,” the best known single off of his 2011 debut album Blue Slide... Read more