Archives for posts with tag: October

 

1. CFCF- “Jump off the Train”

2. Oddisee- “After Thoughts”

3. Robert Glasper ft. Common and Patrick Stump- “I Stand Alone”

4. Cults- “High Road”

5. Danny Brown ft. Charli XCX- “Float On”

6. Basia Bulat “It Can’t be You”

7. Laurel Halo- “-Out”

8. Russian Circles ft. Chelsea Wolfe- “Memorial”

9. Best Coast- “I Don’t Know How”

10. Tim Hecker- “Black Refraction”

11. Sarah Jarosz- “Simple Twist of Faith”

12. Oddisee- “Own Appeal”

13. Four Tet- “Parellel Jalebi”

14. Blue Sky Black Death ft. Child Actor- “II”

15. The Head and the Heart- “Homecoming Heroes”

16. Yuna- “Falling”

17. Polica- “Chain My Name”

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Today, I bought my tickets to see my favorite rapper Drake.  I have seen him once before and it remains my favorite concert of all time. He is nothing but a performer -he is passionate about what he does and that is what I love most about him.

A preppy gent like myself may not fit your general idea of someone being a Drake fan. Let me explain to you why he gets me and I bump his music on the reg.

Drake, unlike other rappers seems to focus on things such as life, love, and family rather than your typical “Clubbin,” “Bitches,” and “Weed,” type of subject matter.  I remember being the guy who said, “Why would anyone listen to Drake? He is just another rapper who focuses on garbage that I don’t believe in.” Well, upon a further listen (especially with the album Take Care) I saw a man who not only comes from a good background, but one who had emotions and feelings like myself.

On the song “Doing it Wrong,” he says “We live in a generation of, not being in love, and not being together but we sure make it feel like we together cause we are scared to see each other with someone else.” I feel like I can relate to him and his search for a love that truly matters and means something but at the same time, seeing a modern world where such ideas may not exist.

Drake will forever be my favorite rapper for many of the reasons I have said but also because he continues to put out tunes that stick with me.  He is passionate about what he raps about and the music he creates.  I aspire to have his confidence and his creativity. October’s Own Forever.

Classically Yours,

ZRH