What makes Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats’ newest project so special is that it’s an example of what hip-hop needs right now: pure unfiltered creativity between artists and producers.
With no features, the singer is chartering his own path in creating sounds that transcend stereotypical, constricting notions of what music black individuals are expected to make.
Surprising yet heartwarming, the audience was overwhelmingly young teenagers, many accompanied by parents who joined their eager children in waiting in line hours before doors opened.
Whether the genre of choice is R&B, hiphop or pop– whether the occasion calls for a an anxiety-ridden love confession or an intimate night with your long-term lover– “Lez fall in love & get it on” has something for everyone.
While Black History surely extends far beyond this short, fifteen-song playlist, celebrating black artists at the top of their game, black artists looking to uplift and empower their community and historic songs integral to the black experience is a great place to start.
The smell of freshly-wrapped blunts being lit that, up until then, had only played a minor factor, now spread so much that it was the only smell worth mentioning, even more than the stench and desperation of canned beer and cheap cologne.
As always, it was a night of victory, defeat, surprise and, of course, a few snubs. If you happened to miss the year’s biggest night in music, here is a look at of some of the event’s biggest moments…good and bad.
For many people, New Year’s resolutions provide a sense of optimism as to what the new year will bring. Others find a source of hope in music, often fantasizing about the music masterpieces that will hit Spotify before the year’s end. I happen to be in the latter category.