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Meek Mill – Trauma (Fifth Listen)

Tupac Shakur – Trapped (1991) —-> Jay Z – Spiritual (2016) —-> Nipsey Hussle feat. Kendrick Lamar – Dedication (2018) —-> Meek Mill – Trauma (2018) What all these songs have in common is a fight for some sort of… Continue Reading →

Meek Mill – Trauma (4th Listen)

Meek Mill openly critiques the criminal justice system, not only by illuminating what it is really like in Prison, but also by illustrating what the effects of the criminal justice system can have on African-American families. Growing up without parents,… Continue Reading →

Meek Mill – Trauma (Listen 3)

The genre of Meek Mill’s “Trauma,” is Rap. It didn’t take full shape until after the Sugar Hill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight in 1979. Rap is a style of delivery that includes rhyme, rhythm, and spoken language, usually delivered over… Continue Reading →

Listening Journal 2

  During the time of this song (2018), Meek Mill had paired up with Jay-Z and others in an attempt to fight for criminal justice reform. When meek was 19 years old, he got into run ins with the law… Continue Reading →

Listening Journal 1: Meek Mill – Trauma or Nipsey Hussle – Dedication

Both of these songs start off with samples that set a tone. This tone is one that is not to be played with. It is dark, it is raw, and it is uncut. It is hungry and craving more. Dedication… Continue Reading →

Meek Mill – Trauma

I’m choosing to do the song “Trauma,” by Meek Mill, which samples the 1977s’ “Taking Me Higher” by Barclay James Harvest and was previously used on Mobb Deep’s “Get Away.” It’s a song that reflects on his vivid memories of… Continue Reading →

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