Joshua Michel

Biggie – ‘Life After Death’ – Review

Perhaps the most eerie thing about Life After Death is it’s title. The album, released just sixteen days after Notorious B.I.G.’s unexpected and tragic passing, is the successor to his previous critically-acclaimed debut project, Ready To Die. Harboring a star-studded list of guest appearances sprinkled throughout the twenty-four long tracklist, the album clocks in at …

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Lil wayne – ‘Tha Carter V (deluxe)’ – Review

In 2018, Lil Wayne’s long awaited album, Tha Carter V, finally released. Being the fifth album of Wayne’s Tha Carter series, fans of Waynehad to wait 7 years after the previous installment dropped before they were finally able to listen to the official version. Upon release, the album still garnered praise from both fans and …

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The “lesser of two evils” debate

On April 9th, 1865, slavery was officially abolished as the Civil War concluded. Three years later, the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former slaves—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.” However, this did not always translate to the ability to vote, and …

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Why We Riot

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them”  – Assata Shakur Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbrey have been the most recent victims of a heinous crime that has plagued the United States since the 1800s: lynching. …

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Drake – ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ – Is It Good?

Drake’s first full-length body of work since his 2019 feud with Pusha T has finally arrived. Dark Lane Demo Tapes, named after it’s dark and menacing production, features guest appearances from Future, Young Thug, Chris Brown, and more. Despite a star-studded list of guest appearances, one question remains: Is It Good?  The album opens with …

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