Category Archives: Popular Culture

God’s Plan is TOP of the BILLBOARD HOT 100

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God’s plan makes it to the top of the HOT Billboard 100. Way to Go, Drake! I believe this song has earned its place in the bill. The concept of the song itself and the video is different and breaks stereotypes and like that Grape Juice article rightly said, the video tosses the rule book out of the window for a hit single.

Drake has proved that it is not all about the flashy cars, women, million dollar mansions, “ill” effects, that make a video popular but you can gain popularity or be appreciated through simplicity, and these elements are seen in the God’s Plan video. He gives away all of the $996,631.90, which was the budget for the video.

He made everyone a part of the production. The focus was on the community for a change and various people who needed some financial support, and not all about the artist. Through this Hit Single, he definitely touched lived. Drake definitely drove this a different direction.

So inspiring!!!

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MY LOVE FOR “AFROBEATS”

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Afrobeats is a modern genre of music, which originated from West Africa and was invented by Fela Kuti. It incorporates elements of traditional Yoruba music and Ghanaian highlife with the Western sounds of jazz, funk, and soul.

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Fela Kuti

 

The Afrobeats genre has become more mainstream and popular outside of West Africa. There are a lot African and foreign collaborations, and as a result, you can hear Afrobeats music on several playlists and radio. The genre not only focuses on the music you sense of the African culture.

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DJ Neptizzle

It is fascinating to see people not necessarily African, championing the genre. Dj Neptizzle is a top UK Vietnamese DJ I admire. He fully represents Afrobeats in the UK, and nothing held him back, not even the language barrier. He may not understand the language as much but he definitely follows the culture and rhythm, and this reflects his style of djing.

 

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Mix By DJ NEPTIZZLE

Many countries personalise the genre and add their flavour to it. So, there is British Afrobeats, Ghanaian, Nigerian, Jamaican and the list goes on. This makes the genre live on and makes it appreciated by many.

 

 

The Importance of a Pumpkin Spice Playlist

download.jpgWell maybe not pumpkin Spice because that’s too basic. More of a “Ready to Fall” playlist. Yes!

Now that the seasons have changed, so should your Spotify playlist or any other playlist that you might have. Change up your music for the day and jam to some throwbacks or find some new bops. I’ve done my research and have created a Spotify playlist that you need to have saved so you can listen wherever you are. This playlist has new and old sounds that are perfect for this sweater weather. My playlist is a mix of Indie, Hip Hop and pop. I thinks the beats are pretty relaxing, my Ready to Fall playlist is also my study playlist and my go to playlist when im commuting to school. Check it out!!!

Below is my link along with another by Kimmy Spoons.

Iridian:

Kimmy: