How do you translate the energy and feeling of a live show — the crowd singing along, watching the lines around a concert venue with excitement — into a virtual production with an audience stuck at home? How does new music, intended to shake a room, get converted into a virtual experience? For Brockhampton, achieving that feat means utilizing the tools in their playbook that make for a great live show, and adapting them.
White society is eager to brush their assumptions and arguments onto anything that vaguely smells like progress. Why? Because throughout history, they have desperately tried to hold onto the life they know — a life where they hold all the power.
Both Healy and Kanye West have used their Twitter accounts to share personal beliefs, which, as celebrities, are always going to be in the limelight. Both musicians use their platforms personally and professionally, which can come back to haunt them. The God complexes that both stars have, coupled with public backlash, could very easily lead to their downfalls.
In the early morning hours of Dec. 4, 1969, Chicago police fired multiple shots into the home of a young Black activist and his fellow activists. Out of the 100 shots fired by police, only one was returned by the…
Brevity is clearly a theme on the singer’s debut, entitled What Could Possibly Go Wrong. The album has a Ramones-like conciseness to it — it clocks in at only 34 minutes long. Still, it’s enough time for Fike to sing about a variety of topics, all while developing a sound that’s a mix of modern pop and alternative rock.
In Salau, I saw a young Black woman, the same age as myself, who called for justice despite the harm she faced. After her death, my timeline erupted in memorials, and conversations on how to better protect Black women — how she died at the hands of a Black man who should have protected her.
I remember sitting in my grandmother’s home in Jamaica, in the sweltering heat, confused as to why George Zimmerman was acquitted after killing Trayvon Martin.
I was twelve.
Since then, countless people have died at the hands of police — their killings preserved on dashcam or bystander video, while many others were never filmed.
Kanye West exists as a polarizing figure whose talent and alleged genius is always being debated. Nevertheless, through this new album cycle for Jesus is King, a new debate has arisen — whether his declared Christianity is legitimate.
In the time preceding her much-celebrated wedding to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan Markle has charmed many. However, despite all the records she’s broken, all the history she has made and the love she’s received from her fans, the British tabloids revile her.