Articles tagged: Kanye West


Despite problematic collaborators and history, Kanye West’s Donda is a prayer for hope

Content warning: brief mentions of sexual assault, homophobia, and antisemitism Imagine if you had a dollar for every time you were told Kanye West’s Donda was going to come out... Read more


Best of 2018: Albums

Sweetener – Ariana Grande Ariana Grande has faced unimaginable tragedy and loss in the last two years, and yet, the singer has prevailed as one of the most positive and... Read more

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A Lot Happened In Pop Culture Last Month, But Our Website Was Down and I Was Lazy

In the past month, Childish Gambino released the most earth-shattering song and music video I’ve ever seen, the Met Gala convinced me to convert to Catholicism (and then the Catholic... Read more

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Broward County: Gucci Gang and Yeezus

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,... Read more

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A Not-So-Definitive Ranking of Kanye’s Cover Art

When The Life of Pablo was released, I came across this tweet linking Kanye’s previous three albums to the three phases of Pablo Picasso’s artwork, which might’ve been a stretch,... Read more

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The Weekly List: Chopped and Screwed

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.... Read more

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

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... Read more

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Riding an Ultralight Beam: Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, and the Story of Chicago Gospel

When Chance the Rapper’s third solo mixtape, Coloring Book, dropped, the internet was abuzz. The young rapper already had an expansive catalogue of two solo mixtapes, a collaborative free- jazz... Read more

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The Weekly List: You Have Distracted From My Creative Process

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... Read more

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Sound it out, dear

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... Read more