Kendrick Lamar — good kid, m.A.A.d city ::

That only a few great rap albums have been released this year should not diminish the strident, unparalleled brilliance of Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. Lamar’s first LP, the independently released Section.80, was a violent rendering of his street-level LA environment and the many twisted channels navigated by its inhabitants in their search … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar — good kid, m.A.A.d city ::

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Music is a legitimate discipline and radio is a poor educator ::

People should be freely allowed to purchase whatever kind of music they wish. This is a truth I’ve come to accept. Having worked in a record store, the pain of watching consumers pick out Michael Buble before Sinatra, Billie Holliday, Nat King Cole or Aretha Franklin gouged a hole in my head, but you can’t … Continue reading Music is a legitimate discipline and radio is a poor educator ::