This isn’t a review. It’s more of a “you know what grinds my gears” moment regarding young music fans/critics and today’s mainstream music consumption. Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love is getting some tremendous buzz currently and the social media snowball effect is in play, right alongside J. Cole’s new album. Praise for both at times just has me looking at certain critics and wondering when their appreciation for music started and if they’ve actually heard anything before that date.Read More →

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As a person who can’t stomach Childish Gambino as a rapper (his appearance on HBO’s GIRLS didn’t exactly help his case), I was surprised at myself for (1) pressing play and (2) liking the hell out of this song, a cover of one of my favorite R&B songs of all time.  Not too shabby, Mr. Glover.