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Alright by Kendrick Lamar is About the Exploitation of Black Identity

By Jordan on August 20, 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” deals with many of the same themes as “King Kunta,” which I wrote about last month. The biggest thematic callback, though, is to the exploitation of black identity and culture through their portrayal in the entertainment industry. Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Music Video The…

Wet Dreamz: A Story of J. Cole’s First Time Having Sex

By Jordan on July 23, 2015

Alright, so my last analysis of Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” was pretty serious and dealt with some pretty heavy stuff. Relax, guys, ‘cause this one is basically just about J. Cole getting a boner. Well, the overall narrative of the “Wet Dreamz” has more to…

King Kunta, Identity, and the Defiance of Black Predestiny

By Jordan on July 13, 2015

Somethin’s in the water And if I gotta brown nose for some gold Then I’d rather be a bum than a motherfuckin’ baller To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar’s most recent album, is a massive work of poetic art and subversion. Aside from earning an…

The Personal Aspects of “See you Again” by Wiz Khalifa

By Jordan on April 27, 2015

Gather ‘round soft-hearted street-racing enthusiasts, because this one’s a tear-jerker. Wiz Khalifa’s most recent foray into the Fast and the Furious soundtrack universe, See you Again, is a soft-spoken tribute to the late Paul Walker. Walker, who died in a car accident on November 30th,…

What does Big Sean, Drake and Kanye West View as “Blessings”?

By Jordan on April 21, 2015

Blessings is Big Sean’s most recent single, and features verses from Drake and Kanye West. Considering the song features three of the biggest Stars in popular rap right now, the track is appropriately titled. Lyrically, the song humbly focuses on the blessings the three artists have found…

Dying for Hozier: A Look at “Take Me to Church”

By Jordan on March 24, 2015

Hozier’s dark, dreamy, and sexually sacrilegious “Take Me to Church” explores the idea of sexuality as a religious experience, his lover as a Goddess, and erotic ecstasy as death. The narrator of the song worships his lover as a Goddess or Supreme Being, but makes…