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Two years ago Beyoncé shocked the entire music world and surprise released her self-titled fifth studio album. The surprise release not only created major buzz due to no prior announcement or promotion and the non-linear short films for each track, but also because of the themes explored throughout the album. Nearly three years later, Beyoncé has yet again surprise released another visual album titled Lemonade. This time, the controversy surrounding her sixth studio album has topped the last. Not only does Beyoncé continue…

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After months and months of teasing, Drake has finally released his fourth studio album, Views (formerly titled Views From the 6). The 20-track LP, which features appearances by Rihanna, Future, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Pimp C, and dvsn, has already gone platinum since its release on April 29. While Views is a prime example of who Drake is as an artist, it is not his best work.Prior to the release of Views, Drake released buzz tracks such as “Back to Back” and “Hotline Bling.” These particular…

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When Kanye West released “Jesus Walks” in 2004, fans of West believed he was very much about his faith and believed in God. Sadly, his fans changed their opinions when West released his album Yeezus in 2013. Fans and music lovers began to believe West had no respect for his “proclaimed” religion nor God. Those opinions quickly changed again upon his release of his new album T.L.O.P (The Life of Pablo). The opening track “Ultralight Beam” answers the question his fans, music…

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For fans of Big Sean and Jhené Aiko, like myself, it is no surprise the two of them decided to join forces for a full-length project. The Detriot rapper and L.A. songstress have collaborated many times in the past on tracks like “Beware,” “I Know,” and “Stay Down,” which showcases their undeniable chemistry. Each of their collaborations has explored many themes including sex, love, lust, and relationships. These themes and many others are spread out over the course of their self-titled eight…

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If you have heard Robin Schulz’s “Sugar” on the radio then you should know who Francesco Yates is. If not, now is the time to become familiar with the name. Since stumbling upon his music in 2014, Francesco Yates has invaded my playlists. The 20-year-old Canadian pop singer is slowly but surely making a major impact on the music scene and has the backing from artists such as Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake to prove it.The Toronto native has been making…

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