R. Kelly's public perception and two artists you should listen to01 Oct 2021 • 7 min readWelcome back, Barring a last-minute, legal hail mary, R. Kelly is going to jail — potentially for the rest of his life. If you followed Kelly’s 6-week racketeering and sex trafficking trial, the jury’...
Michael Jackson vs. Drake, Hype vs. Art & Rap's New Innovators24 Sep 2021 • 7 min readWelcome back, Summer is officially over and we have to say… we’re grateful. The season gave us new projects from J Cole, Tyler the Creator, Baby Keem, Vince Staples, Billie Eilish and Kanye West just ...
Nicki Minaj's crazy week, Lil Nas X's album rollout and Isaiah Rashad17 Sep 2021 • 9 min readWelcome back, Now that we’re past the whirlwind two weeks in which Drake and Kanye discourse dominated most music conversations, it’s time to look ahead. We have an interview with NxG, an exciting you...
Drake's album covers, the standards we hold him to and crediting abusers10 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0Welcome back. If you’ve listened to our podcast, or read previous editions of this newsletter, you know that Certified Lover Boy and Donda have been on our minds *a lot.* And now that we’ve gotten the...
Kanye and the emerging anti-pop star?03 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0Welcome back, At the start of the year, I’m not sure we thought two of rap’s heavyweights would drop their highly-anticipated albums within a week of each other, but here we are. Drake’s Certified Lov...
The Start of Something New27 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0The podcast just wasn’t enough for all of our takes. Each week, each member of the 97 Demo (Nnamdi, Noah and Avery) will use this newsletter as an opportunity to offer perspectives about the music ind...
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