Kendrick Lamar Knows He’s Not That Special

Cause really I'm just a nigga that's evil and spiritual - Kendrick Lamar, "Poe Man's Dream" (2011) It's...

Spotify’s ‘Loud & Clear’ Obscures “Professional” Artist Earnings

There aren't many large tech companies as transparent with their data as Spotify. The bar is pathetically low, but Spotify clears it...

Don’t Take ‘Atlanta’ Too Seriously

Best-case scenario, the show is just a show that makes people aware. It's not going to do the transformative work we've been...

Growing Up and Renouncing Poptimism

“You are in for an extended period of time when the basic structure of your life is subject to some inevitable and...

If Walls Could Talk at Euphoria High

At what point does the use of adult actors progress from utility to a loophole allowing writers/directors/Hollywood at large to portray content...

NCT Hollywood and SM’s Race into the Metaverse

The third major stage in K-pop's culture technology model, as designed by SM boss Lee Soo-man, is exportation. Like the creation of...

Two Songs, One Convo: Radiohead’s “True Love Waits” and Perfume Genius’ “Alan”

If you’re like me — fraught with the anxiety of getting older and realizing that you’ve yet to achieve even a fraction...

SahBabii’s Life Philosophy As Heard in ‘Do It For Demon’

Do It For Demon is a serious departure from the sounds and subject matter that have come to define SahBabii. The acute...

James Blake’s ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’ and Friends That Help Mend Mine

I remember being utterly floored upon hearing James Blake’s “The Wilhelm Scream” for the first time. Its cascading and crescendoing bass lines,...

“180” S1 E3 – Are White People Guests in Hip-Hop?

For the 180 podcast episode, listen here. To keep up with 180, subscribe to the 180 RSS Feed. This...
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