Preach On, Sermon: Starlito, Digesting Albums & The State of Blogs

Preach On, Sermon: Starlito, Digesting Albums & The State of Blogs

Starlito threw blogs into a table, then walked up the ramp, sat criss-cross under the titantron, and delivered his pipebomb speech through Instagram. It wasn’t as barbaric as CM Punk’s in 2011, but it struck a chord nonetheless. As someone who has been a huge fan of Lito’s music for a while, the message seemed to be aimed at me as an owner of a blog. During the eve of Black Sheep Don’t Grin, Starlito popped up with a free mixtape titled Theories. Naturally, all the big blogs that support him posted it up. In his IG post, he feels… continue reading

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Preach On, Sermon: How The Hell Did I Become A Young Thug Fan?

Preach On, Sermon: How The Hell Did I Become A Young Thug Fan?

I hated “Stoner.” I hated “Danny Glover.” Young Thug was an artist who automatically got placed in the over-hyped category that most rappers who blow up quickly off a song or two gets tossed into. Of course, it was a fad, right? Atlanta produces these kinds of rappers all the time – YC, Trinidad James, Shop Boyz, etc. Well, I was wrong. Very wrong. Young Thug is here to stay, and I’ve grown to like him. A big part of accepting Young Thug came from giving him multiple chances, many of which failed to connect. There was all of these… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (12-8 To 12-14)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (12-8 To 12-14)

It seemed like a slow week for journalism. People are beginning to make plans for the holidays, and some have already checked out of the office until the New Years.  We still have some good reads, though. A look into the feud of Jay vs. Nas, a hip-hop holiday gifts guide, how Spotify can fix Spotify and become a profitable business, and more. Also, don’t skip out on SD’s Prhyme, J. Cole or NXT Takeover REvolution reviews. Jay Z Vs. Nas: The Story Behind The Last Great Rivalry In Hip Hop History: The beauty of Jay-Z and Nas’ feud is… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads Of The Week (12-1 To 12-7)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads Of The Week (12-1 To 12-7)

This week on The Sermon’s Curation, does Rome Fortune need a record deal? Is there an upside to writer’s block? How can you kick-start your rap career using your fans? The end of Lil Wayne’s reign under Cash Money? How long did it take to get another Wu-Tang Clan album? All this and more answered below with some of the coolest articles you’ll read this week. Is There a Label Deal Fit For Rome Fortune?: Usually these sort of questions are left asked and answered by the media. However, Pigeons & Planes got Rome Fortune pens this piece himself to promote… continue reading

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SD Discussion: One Timeless Song You Can Play Forever?

SD Discussion: One Timeless Song You Can Play Forever?

In this day and age, music is so easily disposable that even a perfect record could get lost in the mix. There’s too much going, everything is fast paced. At times, we have to stop and ask ourselves: “what is a timeless record that I can listen to forever and never get tired of?” Obviously the requirements for such a question would exclude any 2014 songs, and depending on your definition you could even go back further to exclude other previous years. In this week’s discussion, Dennis and I answer that question with two completely different songs and genres. Once… continue reading

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Preach On, Sermon: Could PND Be Bigger Than The Weeknd?

Preach On, Sermon: Could PND Be Bigger Than The Weeknd?

Imagine a father’s happiness when he meets his son for the first time. He wants to take endless pictures and show him off to the world, because he’s proud. That child grows up and in his teenage years seeks to be emancipated. It’s heart-breaking after all that time spent together. To watch something you helped create want to distance themselves from you. They make up, but it’s just never going to be the same. This is Drake and The Weeknd’s relationship. After their working relationship changed, Drake just continued on his path to create a strong roster with OVO Sound…. continue reading

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