Currently in music, we the people and especially labels get engrossed on the number of plays on streaming platforms or the number of likes and followers on social media. What is on the Billboard charts? Who was the top streamer last week? All answers focus on data. Although analyzing musical metrics is phenomenal if you …

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In 2014, tragedy struck when I found my 3,000+ song catalog on iTunes inexplicably locked after a looping update malfunction. All the years of finding new music through late study nights or following up on suggestions from friends were negated in an instant. Over these years, an accumulation of new discoveries formed a vast catalog …

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We are in the grunge period of hip-hop. There’s rebellion and social status markers such as jewelry, drugs, the throwing of money. I know it is awesome for a rapper to have the financial liberties to purchase a chain worth thousands of dollars. However, I find it challenging for me to see the deeper symbolic …

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A recession strikes about every 10 years, which currently leaves us on the brink of another recession. The infamous crash of 2008 had devastating effects, globally. The major indices in the United States lost nearly 50% of their value, leaving retirement funds in the same shape, decimated. People, or 99 percenters from various backgrounds from …

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