Gustav Honl-Stuenkel

College class of 2020. Culture and music writer and peanut M&M fiend. Minneapolis native.


Critical Voices: Childish Gambino, “Awaken, My Love!”

The first single from Childish Gambino’s latest album “Awaken, My Love!” was released with little fanfare: a Youtube video of an eerie, gleeful, blue face, accompanied by a song entitled... Read more


Critical Voices: The Weeknd, Starboy

Abel Tesfaye, popularly known as The Weeknd, spared no expense to publicize his latest album: teasing with singles, mysterious music videos, a conspicuously star-studded list of features, and a twelve-minute... Read more


Critical Voices: OG Maco, For Scott

OG Maco, a prolific underground MC who shot to the spotlight with his 2014 track, “U Guessed It,” has an unexpected pair of role models: Black Sabbath and Kid Cudi.... Read more


Critical Voices: A$AP Mob, The Cozy Tapes Vol. 1

The death of A$AP Yams in early 2015 continues to play a defining role in rap collective, A$AP Mob’s artistic expression, and the coziest crew in the rap game has... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Weekly List: And All that Jazz

Jazz is one of the most resilient forms of music, surviving and staying relevant through world wars, cultural revolutions, the frosted tips of the early 2000s, and now the explosion... Read more


Critical Voices: Mick Jenkins, The Healing Component

Joining the ranks of reborn Christian rappers including Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar, Mick Jenkins paints a bold picture of himself in his debut studio album, The... Read more


Critical Voices: Young Thug, Jeffery

After the release of two mixtapes, a modeling gig with Calvin Klein alongside Frank Ocean, and features on Kanye West’s extremely popular The Life of Pablo, Young Thug has dropped... Read more