Perception of Pop via Ed Sheeran’s “Divide”

What's really required of the pop artists we assume work to please us?

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Kendrick Lamar’s “For Free (Interlude)” Music Video

Kendrick Lamar has always been soft spoken and thoughtful in interviews. He is always subdued. If he ever laughs, a bashful smile follows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZTYgq4EoRo In this video, he is the exact opposite of bashful. He is in your face, dressed up as Uncle Sam, hopping off furniture in a mansion. He's at every turn, mouthing … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar’s “For Free (Interlude)” Music Video

Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book”

Chance the Rapper, the witty, humble, deeply talented hip hop artist has just released his sophomore effort, Coloring Book.  In 2013, Chance was launched into the limelight. His third mixtape, Acid Rap, became enormously popular, receiving critical acclaim, and giving him his well deserved breakout into the mainstream. Since then, he's collaborated with beloved artists Kanye West, … Continue reading Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book”

Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool”

Radiohead is made up of songwriter and singer Thom Yorke, brothers Jonny Greenwood and Colin Greenwood, multi-instrumentalist and bassist, respectively, guitarist Ed O'Brien, and drummer Phil Selway -- producer Nigel Godrich should be mentioned, arguably as responsible for the band's sound as the band members themselves, having served as producer on every album since 1993's Pablo … Continue reading Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool”