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Somehow, the songs just keep getting bigger. Every time I listen to this album the highs just hit a little harder, and somehow this thing that fell so light and hard hold on to, is just full of big moments now, and I'm belting them out in my car. How is this even happening.
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August 26, 2016 on 3 Reasons History Will Look Fondly On Blonde
Wait - is "Stoner" the song that introduced Thugga to most people? I also didn't expect Thugga to be around forever when I heard my first Thug song, but that's cos it was, "Picacho," which is a great, but ridiculous song - and also just look at that spelling. Luckily the rest of 1017 Thug did show us that this guy was capable of a lot of interesting stuff.
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August 26, 2016 on Stream Young Thug’s No, My Name is JEFFERY Mixtape
Ahahaha - I truly wish you were an editor, and the headline for this piece was, "Is J. Cole an Elite Quarterback?"
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
Great point, but does being a rapper & producer actually appeal to the type of rap fan that like Cole? Do they care if he's a "dual threat." I'm asking earnestly, as I am not a part of that group. I can see how it would lend him a lot of credibility if you have a kind of narrow viewpoint about artistry. Is it like the type of rock fan who discounts anything Beyoncé does cos she works with a whole bunch of people and doesn't play every instrument on her hit single? What's KRIT even been up to? KRIT Wuz Here is still his last project that really stuck with me...
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
But isn't Cole the exemplar of those "rappers in the game right now that deliver a completely derivative and boring product," so why not talk about him? If you wanna talk solid and uninteresting, isn't he the best choice to talk about the subject? Also - I find Drake's last 3 releases before Views (Take Care, Nothing Was the Same and If You're Reading This) are so much better and more interesting than anything Cole has ever done. There's a guy who got a whole lot better (or at least his ghostwriters did) and strives for something better and more interesting than "solid." I won't defend views, though. Not much "remotely interesting," there.
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
This kind of stuff is so weird. Like - why would either party lie about this? I feel like everyone is telling the truth, even if nothing matches up, or something is getting lost in translation through these interviews.
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August 24, 2016 on Chance The Rapper, James Blake Disagree About Whether They Leased A Hollywood Mansion Together
Was hoping for exactly the same thing. You speak for the people, RJ.
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August 24, 2016 on Vince Staples – “’06” (Full Version)
I mean - Kanye is still the biggest thing in rap, right now, right? Biggest thing in music? I guess there's a semantic difference between "biggest" and "most popular," but still, is it really: Drake, J Cole... everybody else?
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
I'm more of an indie-curious rap listener than the other way around, but there's so much interesting rap in the world right now, that I can't imagine going for meat and potatoes Cole, even if I'm eating an absurd number of meals. And I say that as someone who fucking loves a good steak. Maybe Cole is more like a chicken roast? A chicken roast can be pretty damn good, but it's not interesting; I wouldn't seek it out.
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
God damnit - I would never read the Post for actual news, but I've always had a soft spot for it because I love their absolutely absurd sports headlines and "A-Rod has a painting of himself as a centaur" stories. They're so brilliantly dumb. But then I remember that people might actually read it as a real live newspaper and they write this toxic type of shit, and it's not that fun anymore. Fuck you, ny post.
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August 23, 2016 on El-P, Killer Mike Defend Ka After Attempted NY Post Hit Piece
Also - that alternate cover with Frank in the nomex suit and helmet is cool as fuck.
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August 22, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
I felt the same way about "Nikes," but now I kind of think it's a banger? It's a hard album to keep in focus the whole time. I find myself drifting in and out of it, but not in an unpleasant way. It's like drifting into and out of this amorphous cloud, with these small moments that really stick to you. Not a really a fan of the interludes/skits, though (there are very few skits I like, in general). They feel so abrupt - they pull me out of the atmosphere Blonde had slowly built around me.
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August 22, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde
Only listened a couple times - but it didn't sound particularly sexual in either direction to me or are you talking about the visuals?
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August 20, 2016 on Frank Ocean – “Nikes” Video (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
Idiot here... what am I missing? The following sentences are meaningless to me: I got too versions. (versions can't be an adjective?) I got to versions. (versions can't be a verb?)
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August 20, 2016 on Frank Ocean – “Nikes” Video (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
These are actually my top 3 this year. Puberty 2 and Teens of Denial are probably better albums, but I still think Pablo has the highest highs of any album this year. There are genuinely special moments there.
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August 18, 2016 on Hear A Screwed-Up Version Of Mitski’s “Your Best American Girl”
I think the first 30-40 min of Romeo + Juliet is great. Everything else from him... yeah not really.
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August 17, 2016 on Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right
Its... fine. Not a great Weezy verse, but I have no problem with it. Also - I just wanted to comment cos of our avatars...
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August 17, 2016 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2016
Phelps has fallen off. I remember during 08 in Beijing, it was all Weezy all the time before events (and that was right at the end of that peak Wayne run of Carter II, Dedication II, Drought 3, The Leak, Carter III). Has no one introduced him to Run the Jewels!? That shit seems tailor made for kicking in car windows and snatching gold medals...
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August 16, 2016 on Here’s What Michael Phelps Was Listening To Before Those Historic Olympic Wins
I don't watch late-night (I have zero interest in this format - I think it's a waste of good talent, like Conan and Colbert) , but have you seen Wrong Mans? Great show, and he's pretty fantastic on it.
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August 11, 2016 on James Corden’s Celebrity Rap Battle Segment Is Getting A Spinoff Too
Is Wicked and the Divine worth getting into? Or Capatain Marvel? I'm a filthy casual when it comes to comics - I love Saga (nice avatar btw), and really enjoy Sex Criminals and Low, but the others I've read (Descender, Vaughn's Hawkeye, etc.), I'm a bit less enthusiastic about even if I still enjoyed reading them.
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August 10, 2016 on Rihanna Joins All-Female Ocean’s Eleven Spinoff Alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling
I'm out of the loop - who's Awkwafina? (for a second, I thought it was the name of that dolphin popstar in BoJack)
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August 10, 2016 on Rihanna Joins All-Female Ocean’s Eleven Spinoff Alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling
Wait - Señor Nelson's passing joke in his Who's Buying column, actually came true?! What is this...
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August 7, 2016 on DJ Khaled Overtakes Drake For #1 Album Slot
Laughed out loud at Tom's bit about not being Yachty's father and got spit flecks on my laptop...
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August 3, 2016 on Does Lil Yachty Suck?
Fuck - is this gonna be like Lil Kim? Also - is there any way to something to the effect of "you're already beautiful," without being a patronizing dickhead who isn't really helping at all?
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August 3, 2016 on Azealia Banks Promises To Quit Social Media For Good
I mean... Apple has always kind of both, right. Early Apple computers were heavily based on Xerox stuff, the iPod wasn't the first mp3 player, etc. ... so they are rarely first to a given market, but they do usually figure out how to do something really well in a way that can be easily communicated to the user, before everyone else.
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July 30, 2016 on Kanye Calls For End To Music Streaming Wars: “Apple Give Jay His Check For Tidal Now”
I was late to this one - it's great. Surprised it isn't getting more talk.
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July 30, 2016 on Stream Jamila Woods HEAVN
Wait - how did I miss All We Need? I don't remember reading about it or anything, even though I quite enjoyed Indigo Child
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July 29, 2016 on Raury – “NEVERALONE”
Maybe if Weezy went to jail in Norway or something... Guwop definitely seems like the extremely rare example of a prison sentence serving as rehabilitation.
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July 28, 2016 on A Healthy Gucci Mane Is A Strange And Wondrous Thing