Why The ‘F Word’ Matters Little In Music Anymore


Honestly, nobody (few) cares about the ‘f-word’ anymore when it comes to music anymore. The sentiment is one of “f**k it!” who cares if “For Under Consent of the King” is used or not? In the past, using the most obscene of obscenities wouldn’t come close to being acceptable, but at this point, the word…

Playlist: 10 Secular-Minded Religious-Referencing Rap Songs


“I know we in church, and the way that I’m thinking wrong”, Compton MC Game spits on “Hallelujah”. Earlier, on the same album (Jesus Piece) on a track entitled “Church”, Game spits as follows: “I’m tryin’ to go to church / get some chicken wings, after that hit the strip club / see some hoes,…

Playlist: Songs of Thanks… Some of ‘Em


There are so many things to be thankful for in life, or at least I think so.  What better during Thanksgiving and the holiday season then to have a playlist filled with ten ‘songs of thanks’ to spin?  Exciting huh? The artists featured on this playlist are thankful for various things in life – some…

Kendrick Lamar, good Kid m.A.A.d. City: Album Analysis


Kendrick Lamar • Good Kid, M.A.A.D City • Aftermath / Interscope / Top Dawg • US Release Date: October 22, 2012 Intro West Coast Rap There seem to be several gaps internally within the rap genre.  One of the sub-genres that has received less notoriety as of late is the West Coast movement.  The West Coast has…