The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (3-23 to 3-29)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (3-23 to 3-29)

It’s WrestleMania 31 day. The grand daddy of them all. What better way to start off this week’s curation than with a piece about why Roman should walk away as the victor. Also included this week is Meek Mill’s homecoming show, who should make the XXL Freshmen list, the internet hype of Kendrick’s album, how 2015 could be the year of Rich Homie Quan, and more. Scroll on. Why WWE Needs Roman Reigns to Defeat Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania: While I respect Meelz’s opinion, no. Brock should win, then drop the belt to someone who is more properly prepared. Yes,… continue reading

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Review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

It’s safe to say Kendrick Lamar did not take the obvious route on his sophomore major. He released GKMC two-and-a-half years ago to explosive acclaim, but never flooded the market with guest verses. The relative few he did let off were more often than not low profile as fuck. The only person with less of a public presence since his last acclaimed album is Frank Ocean. But now, in the Age of the “Surprise” Release, Kendrick announces To Pimp a Butterfly and releases it just two weeks later. The album is dense but rewarding, unique, and rarely unexciting. Kendrick released… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (3-16 to 3-22)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (3-16 to 3-22)

Pardon the lateness, blame the server. This week’s curation is short and sweet with a pre-dominant list of Kendrick articles. He deserves each and every one. Aside from that, there’s a wonderful profile on Steve Rifkind that covers his entire career. Wow. Action Bronson held a unique listening session for Mr. Wonderful at SXSW for select media members. Lastly, who doesn’t love Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? There’s an article about it too. Catch all that and more! Don’t forget to check out my interview with Michael Christmas too. Scroll on. On Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Mortal Man,’ Tupac, And The Sparks To… continue reading

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SD Interview: Michael Christmas on Netflix, The Simpsons, Wrestling, New Project & More

SD Interview: Michael Christmas on Netflix, The Simpsons, Wrestling, New Project & More

Michael Christmas just finished up his first major tour look alongside Logic’s Under Pressure tour. The 20-year-old Boston native made a splash with his debut project, Is This Art?, last February. From there, his crafty pop culture references mixed in with humorous subject matter spread like wild fire. Several media publications deemed him an artist to watch out for last year. This has all lead up to his present where he was able to perform in front of countless sold out shows across the country. Later this year, Michael’s sophomore album will be dropping. He’s keeping things as tight lipped… continue reading

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Video: Dizzy Wright – Floyd Money Mayweather

Video: Dizzy Wright – Floyd Money Mayweather

Can you believe it’s been three years since Dizzy Wright’s debut album? In that time, he’s remained consistent with EPs, mixtapes and touring, so there’s been no shortage of Dizzy’s presence. Later this year, he’ll be giving us his sophomore album, The Growing Process, and a long tour from the end of May to July. His newest single pits him in boxing gloves and with the attitude of Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Dizzy falls into a number of categories with his music, which makes it a joy to listen to. You’ll never know what you’re going to get. The record is… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (3-9 to 3-15)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (3-9 to 3-15)

A couple weeks until graduation is the main reason I haven’t written much. Trying to stay on top of assignments at this stage in the game is a task itself. However, it’s coming along nicely. Anyways, you’re reading this for one reason and one reason only: THE CURATION. This week, my fellow peers explore what label Ab-Soul should sign to if he ever left TDE, why Lucious Lyon is a terrible boss, 15 freestyles that are in the must-see category, G-Unit breaking down their latest EP, and much more. Scroll on. If Ab-Soul Got Dropped From TDE, What Label Should… continue reading

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