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Music Staff Picks: The Best Releases of April

billy woods – Aethiopes On Aethiopes, billy woods reestablishes his strengths as a storyteller, with help from producer Preservation’s experimentally jazzy beats. By now, woods has cemented himself as one of hip hop’s greatest writers, and his brooding yet clever introspection sounds especially powerful over Preservation’s musical backdropping. Samples of pianos will twinkle across some tracks, and pound discordantly on others, while electric guitars ring and horns blow. By the time the harmonica enters the equation, the beats here are unparalleled. It is an enveloping atmosphere completed by excellent percussion, which moves between hand drums, full kits, and shuffling jangles … Continued

The Five Best Sports Movies

           With the Oscars tomorrow, I thought it was an appropriate time for me to release my top five all-time favorite sports movies. I did not use any sort of complicated scientific formula to come up with them. This is just a list of my five favorite sports films. I believe all of these films do a great job portraying their respective sport, and showing that often, sports are much more than just a game. Trouble With the Curve I know this movie is relatively new, but it has already become one of my favorites. Clit Eastwood plays a main character … Continued

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