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November 09, 2018 words
Are We Having Fun Yet? On Pop’s Morose New Normal. This article from Pitchfork pulls together examples, numbers, and insight about what I've been feeling about popular music lately. It's a great read on what has changed, why it may have changed, and...
March 18, 2018 words
You Don’t Have to Listen to Abusive Rappers.
December 21, 2017 words
This article from The Ringer goes into the power of the playlist in 2017, especially when compared to a weaker year of big name album releases: How the Playlist Finally Usurped the Album...
August 23, 2017 words
This article from The Economist is a great read on using Hip Hop as a vehicle for teaching students about technology: Spitting Lines - How hip-hop is introducing children to coding and technology. It talks about classrooms in New York, Spotify and...
October 25, 2015 words
This article by Matthew Daniels, the author/programmer behind "The Largest Vocabulary In Hop Hop", is an exciting look at the rise of coding in journalism: The Journalist Engineer. This is the direction I'm aiming, although I’m definitely more...
September 22, 2015 words
Originally published in Feburary 2013 for UCLA's Cultural Affairs Commission. Fresh off scoring a number 1 debut album last month, A$AP Rocky’s success seems to have happened overnight. His star studded single “F**kin’ Problems” (featuring guest...
September 21, 2015 words
Originally published in November 2011 for UCLA's Cultural Affairs Commission. A week from today, two of the most anticipated albums of the quarter are about to drop. However, if you’ve been paying attention to the music blogs or even your own...
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