Tag: Trends

I Swapped Playlists With A (Kind Of) Stranger, Here’s What I Learned

If you’ve been paying attention, the staff at UTIOM has been swapping playlists these past few months as sort of a get-to-know-you/exercise in listening to some good new things. I was lucky enough to be paired with Bri Kirkham, the visionary behind the playlist swap project. Bri and I met maybe once before in grad school

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Drake Once Again Owes the Best of His Career to a Woman

Whether it be a feature with Rihanna, or groveling about his latest lost love (which seem to always be on the same song), Drake seems to be at his greatest when aligning himself with women. So it’s no coincidence that this latest string of music videos from the rap/R&B star have been some of the

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Childish Gambino Returns at Just the Right Time with “This Is America”

In the wake of a Kanye-fueled media storm that’s given America a distraction from far more pertinent matters, Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, has returned with a boom in the form of a profound music video for his new single, “This is America,” a visual feast that satirizes the very notion of celebrity in a

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