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The Third's Playlist

The Third's Playlist

By Aurelius Raines lll "The Third"

The concept of “same topic, different approach” has always been attractive to me, especially when it comes to music. Because of the artist's own swagger and perspective, the songs stand out in their respective genres in a way that redefines music.The way that Lucki, Jhene Aiko, and Trip Lee approach the topics of desire, love, and perseverance shed a whole new light on the issues we have as people and the journey we must travel to solve them.

Lucki Ecks, "Count On Me"

The 7th track of his debut mixtape Alternative Trap, "Count On Me" is a slow and hazy-sounding record proclaiming Lucki’s skills as a drug dealer. He’s the man his clients can rely on for whatever they may need. "Count On Meis not the typical...

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Jacky's Playlist

Jacky's Playlist

By Jacqueline Nunez 

During the last few years, music has evolved from what it used to be. Artist Chance the Rapper focuses on ethereal lyrics and vivacious beats while artists such as Bruce Slaughter and Jaytekz almost strictly focuses on talking about more somber subjects such as depression, demons, and death. Overall, these artists have different approaches to their music but are all succeeding in their careers.

Chance the Rapper, “Wonderful Everyday”

Paying homage to PBS’ show Arthur, Chance delivers a cover of “Believe in Yourself” by Judy Henderson with his own twist. Remembered by “it could be wonderful every day," the uplifting lyrics makes any person grateful for the life they're living. Chance's colorful beat and harmonization helps remind people how a day should be lived fearlessly. The tempo of the song is very slow which eases the listener into a sermon; the dynamics are ...

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