I don’t remember when it happened, but sometime over the course of the past four years San Francisco became ‘home’ and where I came from became just that. Where there used to be ‘the place I grew up’ and ‘the place I live now’, there is now only San Francisco, my home.
For the sake of time, words, and relevance to this current post, I won’t go into all of the reasons I fell in love with San Francisco, but one of them includes the live music I’ve witnessed over the past few years. It’s something I can’t even fully articulate, but there’s a certain energy present at shows all around this city, and the only way to really know what I’m talking about is to experience it yourself. Continue reading →
Every year at the Grammys there are musicians that win awards that they wouldn’t win based on quality of music alone (relative to their peers). Yet, due to popularity, radio play, and a variety of other factors, a lot of musicians on major record labels take home the hardware, while lesser known — and in some instances — better musicians remain unknown and under-appreciated. Continue reading →
Fifteen years ago, DMX released two multi-platinum albums, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood. These two albums marked the beginning of arguably one of the most successful music careers of all time (at least in terms of the Billboard charts). Continue reading →
The most wonderful thing about the internet is that it sometimes gives you a gift when you are least expecting.
Sometimes you’re just browsing after a long day’s work, trying to catch up on all of the day’s news. You may check sports scores. You may read up on the latest pop culture happenings. But sometimes, nothing, NOTHING can prepare you for what you find. Continue reading →
If you’ve existed for your entire life without experiencing the lyrical genius that is Trinidad James and his hit song “All Gold Everything”, I’m sorry for you. But have no fear, for this is your lucky day. Continue reading →
Kendrick Lamar is arguably one of the hottest hip-hop artists around today. Following his incredible 2012 album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, Lamar released a music video for the single “Backseat Freestyle”. Today we’ll give this video a watch in order to analyze its artistic merits, as well as understand what it means and what artistic message Kendrick is trying to send us.
Every year, a myriad of blogs and websites will subjectively lay claim to the best songs / albums / artists of the year. While there is definitely some overlap, each source brings its own viewpoint, so I’m voluntarily tossing my hat into the ring. Continue reading →