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From 1973-2023 – The Musical Lineage of “i” by Kendrick Lamar

The Musical Lineage of “i” by Kendrick Lamar “i” is a song that doesn’t have many obvious related songs that directly influenced its writing. Of course, this by far isn’t the first song dealing with gang violence in Compton and… Continue Reading →

“Sweet Life” and “FOR MY PEOPLE” Proposal

“Sweet Life” by Frank Ocean (2012) “Sweet Life” was released in 2012 and written by Frank Ocean and Pharrell Williams. The R&B song focuses in on the idea of privilege and the issue that the wealthy are ignorant and “blind”… Continue Reading →

I Am Not My Hair, Brotha

India.Arie’s “I Am Not My Hair” was created to respond to the idea of black people having the right to self-definition, concentrated in how one may style their hair. This song is geared mostly to black hair but can be… Continue Reading →

Now – Third Listen

After listening to Now, it is clear that it falls under the same genre that all of Miguel’s songs fall, R&B. Miguel has been known for his soulful songs, filled with sexual innuendo’s. In his newest album, War and Leisure,… Continue Reading →

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