Welcome to The Backyard

Welcome to Backyard Collusions, where you will find original articles and content on topics such as politics, music, and anything else that we find interesting. Explore the Politics section for articles analyzing the important issues of our day, and thoughts on our collective past, present and future. The Music section offers discussion on current events and …

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Oxymoron: Five Years Later

Five years ago, this week, ScHoolboy Q dropped his third studio album, Oxymoron, an album full of grimey, west coast jams. Oxymoron finds ScHoolboy at his best, mixing gritty gangster paraboles with catchy, infectious choruses and melodies on songs like “Collard Greens” and “Man of the Year”. It is his tightest, and most fully realized …

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A Philosophical Examination of Kanye West’s “Freestyle 4”

When Kanye West released his 7th studio album The Life of Pablo in February of 2016, reviews were mixed. After 5 or 6 classic albums (depends on how you feel about 2013’s YEEZUS), this release left critics, and fans, feeling let down. If only they knew that we were all just over 2 years away from …

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