I saw this video tonight which claimed Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. is already a "classic". Crazy. I was really baffled that at only 7 months since the album's release, it's already hailed as a classic by the well-known music-journalism website: Pitchfork. DAMN. in 2017 wasn’t culturally digested by Hip Hop and mainstream audiences the same way … Continue reading Instant Classics In 2017?
I remember being in the Philippines last year and drinking cheap bottles of liquor in a hotel room by myself while my parents caught up with their distant relatives, and my brother went out for some smokes. Observing a skyline view of the city which birthed me, from a 56-storey building which gentrified my family's … Continue reading Momma
The much-anticipated debut album by T.D.E.’s first lady, SZA - Ctrl - speaks about SZA’s perspective of previous relationships and the difficulties that many recognize. The tracks often convey themes of love, hate, heartbreak, revenge, and self-perception, but there also seems to be an underlying sense of spirituality and inner-peace in SZA's lyrics. The album is so … Continue reading New // (11/06/2017)