It’s been roughly eight months since my first Gap Year blog post. It was on role models, and whether today’s celebrities are people we should look up to or not. Recently, however, as I read back through my debut article, I started wondering whether what I was saying was right. Nobody ever doubts that … Continue reading Am I Evil…??
As their rumoured comeback album continues to wallow ‘in the works’, as is the phrase nowadays, it is with a tinge of nostalgia that I look back upon possibly my favourite album of all time. The Black Eyed Peas’ The Beginning sums up my music taste quite perfectly – an eclectic conglomeration of braggadocious hip-hop, … Continue reading “Sweet Sweet, the Memories you gave to me…”
I’m currently sat in my living room, looking out through the rain-speckled window at our flagpole creaking and straining in the wind, its St. George’s cross flapping violently like a feverish spectre. Yes, as everyone from the local shopkeepers to the BBC weathermen predicted, Storm Doris is hitting hard. You’d think the last thing on … Continue reading Swinging in the Rain
Last week, Big Sean released his hotly anticipated album I Decided. I’d been looking forward to it for months, building it up so much in my mind that when it finally dropped, it might as well have been made of solid gold. However, despite seemingly setting myself up for a fall, upon listening to … Continue reading Eminem casts Shadow over Big Sean’s Brilliance
How would you define your favourite musical genre? What makes pop, pop? What makes country, country? More and more we are seeing a blurring of the lines that used to keep rowdy rockstars separated from just as rowdy rappers, and prevent fisticuffs breaking out over who got cow muck on the soul singers’ suits, as … Continue reading What’s in a Genre?
Frustratingly, Jhené Aiko has spent most of her career being recognised for having famous boyfriends, Drake and Big Sean included. Jhené seems to find herself stuck on the fringes of the mainstream, urban scene, and languishing in the shadows of her illustrious other halves. But could 2017 be the year the 28 year old … Continue reading Get your dark glasses ready…
It is, in the West, expected of children, when they reach a certain age, to move out of their parents’ home and start their own adventure. I have become more and more aware of this during my gap year, with most of my friends having gone off to University, which is supposedly the halfway house … Continue reading The Unjustness of Parenthood, a teenage perspective (Pt.2)
During the final episode of Sherlock, which aired last Sunday evening, there was a scene that really grabbed my attention. No, not the one with the three men dangling from a cliff edge as Sherlock frantically tried to decide who to send hurtling to their doom. Not even the scene where he had to make … Continue reading Family Matters (Pt.1)
Last week, my friend and I were milling around Lincoln when, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a neon pink square jutting out of an equally pink shop front. ‘Bit bright for a rural town’, I thought to myself. Upon further investigation, I realised it was an HMV store. Given that roughly … Continue reading Should Music Have A Conscience?
Following the release of two brand new singles last week, Big Sean fans have been whipped into a frenzy, all baying for his long awaited fourth album. It’s been a year since Dark Sky Paradise rocketed Sean to the upper echelon of Hip Hop nomenclature, so as the Detroit rapper continues to tweak and polish … Continue reading Is Big Sean still shining?