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The Joey Bada$$ “Land of the Free” video is necessary.

Joey Bada$$ is officially back on the scene, as announced via Twitter earlier this week. With the release of his video for “Land of the Free” which will be the fourth track on the upcoming EP, conscious hip-hop lovers everywhere should be sparking up, increasing chakras, and flocking to Amazon to purchase their Basquiat hoodies. The New York rapper’s new project, titled All Amerikkkan Bada$$, is set to drop April 7 boasting features from the J. Cole, Schoolboy and Styles P. Fans were treated by King Bada$$ himself when he shared the video for “Land of the Free” last week. Not only does the production mirror Joey’s (I’ve decided we’re now on a first name basis) signature smooth instrumentals with some 70s funk undertones, but the lyrics and video are equally impressive. The track was released January 19, fittingly before the 45th Presidential Inauguration of You Know Who. Common themes touching on politics and oppression that listeners have been exposed to from the rapper’s previous projects are present in “Land of the Free.” The hook opens with powerful words, preparing listeners for the …

Monday Blues Vol. 2

So this morning, like most Mondays, was rough. Getting out of bed was the ultimate struggle. Fixing my hair into something presentable was like  war. The drive to work was literally a battlefield. And it’s cold outside. Therefore, the only thing keeping me alive (in addition to coffee) is my “Monday Blues Vol. 2” playlist. Once the first song started playing my soul began to awaken because… well, it’s J.Cole. Song number two is “Late Night” by Gold Link so by this point, I started warming up to being alive for the day. Once I got to “Love$ick” I was kind of feeling this whole overcoming the despair and destruction that is Monday thing. So I was pretty much at my desk like… Needless to say, I’m ready to tackle this week like a boss. Bring it on Monday.   Image Credit:

Monday Blues: Vol. 1

Did you hit the snooze button 2 or more times this Monday morning? Did someone cut you off on your drive into work/class/wherever you go in the mornings? Was there a pile of work awaiting you once you arrived? Perhaps you have a new group project due in two weeks. Whatever the case, Mondays are rough but a good playlist can go a long way. Vol. 1 of my Monday Blues playlist is custom designed by yours truly with you and your Monday in mind. This playlist features chill songs to get your week started off right, vibe out to, and get over the Monday Blues. Turn this playlist on at work (I’m listening to it at my desk now,) when you’re trying to get some creative juices flowing, or when you’re just trying to relax to Smooth Hip & Hop and R&B.