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Often Imitated, Never Duplicated: The influence of “Heartbreaker” by Mariah & Jay-Z

Jason | September 4, 2015

September 21, 1999. Almost exactly 16 years ago, Mariah Carey hit #1 with “Heartbreaker,” the lead single from her 7th studio album Rainbow; a track Pitchfork has referred to as an “untouchable roller-rink jam.” The track is notable for featuring Jay-Z delivering a rap verse as the male counterpoint to the female protagonist, and […]


Single Review: “All Day” by Kanye West

Vincent | March 5, 2015

Following the release of 2013’s off-the-wall Yeezus, the adorably emotional “Only One,” that horrid song with Rihanna, and the subdued/strange “Wolves” with Sia and Vic Mensa, “All Day” is a welcomed change. Or, perhaps, rather, a welcomed bit of nostalgia. While still keeping it fresh, Kanye goes back to his roots on […]


Songs About Divorce, Week 4

Vincent | September 19, 2014

This is the fourth and final week of the Songs About Divorce playlist series. Hopefully you have been able to learn something new about some of popular music’s biggest names and the experiences they have gone through. Additionally, I hope that these songs and their lyrics have enlightened and sensitized […]