The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (12-15 To 12-21)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (12-15 To 12-21)

If we were 12 days away from Christmas, this week’s curation post would be perfect. One article a night until Christmas sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? No? Ah, whatever. Some of the best reads this week were reflection pieces on the year, including a hip-hop timeline, crowning Young Thug as rapper of the year, best new artists, and more. There’s a few odd-balls included like a look at the highs and lows of The Simpsons. It was also a pretty busy week at SD. Don’t forget to check out Pat’s review of Nicki’s The Pinkprint, my piece on how the hell… 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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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads Of The Week (11-24 to 11-30)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads Of The Week (11-24 to 11-30)

Thanksgiving weekend is a time to relax with family. Enjoy being alive. Oh yeah, leftovers too. Lots and lots of leftovers. So, fix yourself a plate with a turkey sandwich (put it in the oven if you don’t already, trust me), mashed potatoes, a roll or two, and whatever else fancies your taste buds, then read on for some of the most memorable pieces of this week. Also, let me plug my recent piece about Drake, Lil Wayne & Paul Heyman on leadership and review of G-Eazy’s Seattle show. 22 Artists Give Thanks For 2014: With Thanksgiving just passing, The… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads Of the Week (11-17 To 11-23)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads Of the Week (11-17 To 11-23)

Come one, come all! The curator is back. This week, the internet was talking about secret albums, Instagram rappers, former WWE wrestler Kamala’s career and life, and much more. 10 Artists Who Threatened To Leak Their Albums: Labels don’t get it sometimes. They sign an artist and hope for them to magically become popular enough to sell records. When they don’t, or the label is too blind to recognize how over they are, rappers make threats. In this era, it’s less common to threaten the label itself, but turn to social media and say you’ll leak your own album. It… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (11-10 to 11-16)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (11-10 to 11-16)

The curator has arrived. Another week, another series of articles from all depths of the internet. Plenty of pieces that may not have made their way to your eyes. Everything from the issue with streaming to paying homage to Eddie Guerrero’s best matches. The Issue Isn’t Spotify, The Issue Is You: Whoa, Tim Weber is making sense out of this ‘whole streaming is the future’ idea. Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify recently and it sparked a lot of debates as well as interviews with big names chiming in their opinion. Tim takes the time to break down what… continue reading

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