Music Posts Tagged as 'Choices'
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If "you" define the music it can't stereotype you. Last I checked, Hip Hop isn't a race. It's a lifestyle convention and I refuse for it to define me because I have no idea what they're talking about and I lived amongst them.
Who the fuck represents me? 06-Feb-2019
Erode - Tender
Chun Wai Chan
I'll Still Have Me - CYN
A loss compels a mother to doubt her gift. A gift propels her to motherhood. 16-Oct-2018
Angels - Tom Walker
Let's Turn On
Deep Water - American Authors
She thought it was a gift. 05-Oct-2018
Whethan feat. Flux Pavillion & MAX
Sometimes its best to leave them right where you met them. 23-Sep-2018
U.S. Hispanics Spend 32 Hours a Week Listening to Music: Nielsen Report
Seventy percent of U.S. Hispanics follow artists on social media, a 43% higher number than that of the total population, according to “Descubrimiento Digital, the Online Lives of Latinx Consumers,” a new report from The Nielsen Company.
“Forty-four percent of U.S. Hispanics agree that they feel really good about seeing celebrities in the media who share their ethnic background,” Nielsen reports, adding that “Latinx consumers are gregarious by nature, engaging in social interaction and activities more than their non-Hispanic White counterparts.” U.S. Hispanics over-index for the amount of time they spend on social networking sites, with 52% spending 1 or more hour(s) per day (compared with 38% of non-Hispanic Whites) and 24% spending 3 or more hours per day (compared with 13%).
Leaving the Lights On - Etham Basden
He's sorry. 27-Aug-2018
Sony Music Has Not Conceded That Vocals on Michael Jackson Album Are Fake
Articles published on Thursday claimed that Sony Music had “admitted” in a court hearing earlier this week that three tracks on “Michael,” the 2010 Michael Jackson album released posthumously by Sony’s Epic Records, contained lead vocals that were not actually by Michael Jackson — an assertion that the company denied in a statement released late Friday morning.
Lupe Fiasco Says He Will No Longer Consume 'Excessively Violent' Content
Lupe Fiasco is making a big life change in the upcoming months: Starting Jan. 1, 2019, he will no longer consume violent content.
“I will no longer support or engage with gratuitously senseless and or [sic] purposeless + excessively violent music, tv, cartoons, content and film,” he wrote on Instagram. “This includes all of the violent music, media and movies I grew up listening to and watching.”
The Chicago rapper’s love for martial arts and fighting video games has been well documented throughout the years; however, Lupe now suggests he will spend more time enjoying “peaceful” forms of entertainment: “There are so many other narratives in this world that involve peaceful means of cohabitation and expression with humanity and the world at large that deserves attention, absorption and contemplation,” he wrote.
"Collapsed" - Natalie Taylor
We hope that after the time of hate dissipates that the good men will fight to return home. 10-Aug-2018
"If Our Love Is Wrong" - Calum Scott
Him too. 30-Jul-2018
Why do some people stop embracing new music after the age of 28?
Take a moment, dig deep inside and ask yourself: who are your favourite musical artists? Not that buzzy hot new release, or the names you like to drop socially, but your true musical soulmates and desert island discs? The audio comfort blanket you turn to in your darkest days, or the act you’d fly halfway across the world to hear?
I’d happily wager you first encountered this music in your teens, or your early 20s, at a push. The chances you discovered your most treasured tunes after the age of 30 are precisely zilch. Or so says a new study, anyhow, which claims to have identified the exact moment listeners stop embracing new music: 27 years and 11 months. After that, our ears apparently shrivel up and we turn inwards, condemned to an endless repetitive homage to our younger selves. The so-called onset of “musical paralysis” certainly goes a long way to explaining today’s lucrative gold rush of reformed nostalgia tours, anniversary reissues and tribute acts.
I visit and respect classic music but if I had to freeze my palette it would cause a cacophony of emotions that don't reflect or bode well for my present. I prefer forward movement.
(I regress to 27 and 11 months for a little while longer.) 29-Jul-2018
Rita Ora Reflects on 'Girls' Controversy: 'There's Not One Way to Come Out'
Last month, Rita Ora released "Girls," a sexually charged pop chorale based on the singer's own experiences with women. The single -- one of the most anticipated music collaborations in recent memory -- has all the makings of a perfect summer smash: shimmery synth pulses, pristine production and A-list features from Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha and Cardi B. However, some considered its lyrics problematic.
Ora meant for "Girls" to be a celebration of bisexuality, but the song drew ire for its depiction of same-sex attraction with critics -- including prominent LGBTQ artists -- arguing that it perpetuates stereotypes. Hayley Kiyoko, known to fans as "Lesbian Jesus," called Ora's effort "tone-deaf," while Kehlani, who identifies as queer, branded the song "harmful" in a since-deleted tweet.
Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis Argues Hip-Hop Is ‘More Damaging Than a Statue of Robert E. Lee’
In an interview with The Washington Post podcast Cape Up, distinguished jazz musician and famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis discussed his deep aversion to hip-hop and rap music, claiming the genres are more harmful to society than some confederate statues. “I don’t think we should have a music talking about n***ers and bitches and hoes. It had no impact. I’ve said it. I’ve repeated it. I still repeat it. To me that’s more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee," Marsalis said.