Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’

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Kid Cudi is back! Not that he really went anywhere, but his latest album is comparable to his First and sophomore albums Man on the Moon I & II.

He suffered through life, and you can hear that in his past few albums. Cudi’s latest release, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’, is a depiction of getting your life back together. Trials, tribulations, love, hate, sex, there is tons of emotion flowing. A rebirth, rising of the Phoenix. He’s taken back the commander role upon his spaceship.

 

All You Need is Love

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Whenever the world is getting you down or you are having a hard day, put on The Beatles. Eight out of ten times, the song will be uplifting and the other two times, the song will be just what you need to hear.

With all of the crazy politics going on and all of my family and friends in an uproar, I am left feeling exhausted, confused, and disappointed. I must stay positive. I have to, there is no other way to survive and generally not be in a bad mood all the time.

This has happened to me twice, which is why I am writing about this. I take the train to way work and am usually listening to music. On these particularly difficult days I put on The Beatles and the first song to come on was All You Need is Love followed by Let it Be and then a really random song like Rocky Racoon or Penny Lane. The first two songs have been the constant in both cases.

It reminds me that first and foremost: LOVE wins. Always. Second: Don’t be angry over what you cannot change. I’m starting to think my iTunes’ shuffle setting isn’t that random after all, or someone else controlling my playlist  😉

 

Hip Hop Evolution 

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A new documentary series streaming on Netflix interviews the originators (in episode 1). I can’t wait to see how hip hop has evolved to what it is today. 

I love old-school hip hop. The first episode reminds me of another Netflix series, The Get Down, that accurately depicts the rise of hip-hop music. Ch-ch-check-check it out!

Dj Kool Herc

That’s one thing I don’t do, give out names to records. Better hear it. Everybody can’t have your records, hide it! Cuz if everybody have my records, why come to my party?