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.
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.
The audience– movie buffs and casual viewers alike– appreciated how insanely good DiCaprio is at acting and had a great time watching the combination of comedy and classic Tartantinian violence unfold on screen.
Overall “Parasite” is a masterpiece– a beautifully acted, shot and directed piece of cinema. As such, it is no wonder the film received six Oscar nominations, and in my opinion, is sure to win the majority of them.
“Chixtape 5” is more than enjoyable and will certainly be on repeat. However, for the next project Lanez drops, it is time for him to explore another sound that could grant him the legend status the artists he looks up to and featured in his tape have rightfully earned.
Regardless of enjoying (or not enjoying) the performance, the overall vibe of the night was one filled with comradery and high spirits, resulting in a night of bonding between alumni and current students alike.