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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A New Trip for a New Era: The Neo-Psychedelia Explosion of the 2010’s

If you are an average music listener, it’s easy to look at the charts from the last decade and think that the 2010’s was an era entirely dominated by the likes of Drake, Taylor Swift, and 21 Savage. Once, men with unreasonably long hair and tight leather pants reigned havoc on the world of music …

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