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Second Listen: “Woman” by Doja Cat

Doja Cat’s song Woman does not have a specific song that would be considered a lineage, however it has many songs similar to hers. Since she has this soft reggae and Afro-beat rhythm applied to her song, there’s a few… Continue Reading →

Second Listen: “For My People” by Joey Bada$$

Joey Bada$$’s, “For My People” does not have a direct lineage to any specific songs when it comes to the sound of the song, but he does sample the Superman Theme when it comes to the lyrics. ​The famous quote… Continue Reading →

Music: A Way To Understand

Transcript: Listen closely, I want to tell you a story…   Flight of the bumblebee, first 30 seconds   Alright, so I didn’t say anything, but I am sure you still got a message. As you may know that… Continue Reading →

“1-800” Podcast

  Logic clip: “I’ve been on the low. Ive been taking my time. I feel like im outta my mind. It feels like my life ain’t mine. Who can relate.”  News Clip: “A graphic, traumatizing suicide video circulating on social… Continue Reading →

Third Listen: “1-800-273-8255” MTV VMA & Cover

So far in my listening posts we have talked about the context and overall meaning behind the song “1-800-273-8255” by Logic Featuring Khalid and Alessia Cara. For this listening post the topic is the reach that this song has collected… Continue Reading →

“Young and Beautiful” and “Hunger”

The songs that I chose for my proposal are Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey and Hunger by Florence and The Machine. These songs intrigued me at first for the voice of the singers. Both voices are thick and… Continue Reading →

Fifth Listen- “No Church in the Wild”

The song “No Church in the Wild” follows a lineage of songs dealing with themes of the authenticity of religion and power structures of people in the United States, and particularly how those structures impact the lives of African Americans…. Continue Reading →

“everything i wanted” Fourth Listen

“everything i wanted” offers a unique perspective on mental health as a social epidemic in society as we know it. It’s no secret that music is an incredibly powerful tool for extracting some of the strongest emotions and reactions from… Continue Reading →

Fourth Listen- No Church in the Wild

In “No Church in the Wild” Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean comment on a number of hot button social topics such as romantic relationships and the significance and legitimacy of organized religion. The famed artists are extremely overt with… Continue Reading →

No Church in the Wild- Third Listen

Indubitably, the genre that “No Church in the Wild” most fully connects with is hip hop/rap. According to the online Merriam Webster dictionary, hip-hop is defined as “1. A cultural movement associated especially with rap music,” and “2. The stylized… Continue Reading →

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