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SOTBMusic Retrospective: A Motown Christmas

(Ed. Note: this piece was originally posted on definearevolution.com in 2015) I am a nerd for the holiday season. I am a nerd for it, through and through. As soon as Thanksgiving is over–and most people are trampling over each other to get that new smart TV that’s only a couple dollars off from its […]

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Take Care is Drake’s Magnum Opus (Thus Far)

In November 2011, Drake, just one year after his debut album, released Take Care. The 18-track (20 if we’re talking the iTunes Deluxe Edition) was heralded as being a relatively retrospective and introspective sign of the times; an abundance of oversharing buoyed Drake’s efforts and made the burgeoning superstar still a man of the people, […]

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Raheem DeVaughn x Styles P – "Trigga Man"

The Neo-Soul Hippie drops a new song speaking on the acquittal of George Zimmerman for his involvement in Trayvon Martin’s murder–and the Jordan Davis murder. This track is reminiscent of a What’s Going On-era Marvin Gaye. While I feel the song could’ve done without Style’s verse (Sonically, it comes off a bit clunky; lyrically, it […]

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