UNCUT GEMS

There’s a moment in the second act of UNCUT GEMS where Howard Ratnor (Sandler in the greatest performance of his career) is pounding on a bathroom door of a hazy nightclub, frantically trying to uncover his mistress (played by the revelatory Julia Fox) and The Weeknd together, all while Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” is… Continue reading UNCUT GEMS

Ten Songs From 2019 I Most Listened To (Part 4/4)

3) Ballin' (feat Roddy Ricch)- Mustard Mustard's PERFECT TEN, which should have gotten much more love than it did "Ballin'" might be the best song to be released in 2019. It’s the ultimate climax to Mustard’s criminally underrated PERFECT TEN. It’s nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rap/Sung Performance category (one of two Roddy’s… Continue reading Ten Songs From 2019 I Most Listened To (Part 4/4)

Ten Songs From 2019 I Most Listened To (Part 3/4)

5) Bad Bad Bad (feat. Lil Baby)- Young Thug Jeffrey Williams has a strong case to be made when debating who’s the most important artist of the decade. No other artist feels more omnipresent and imitated in hip-hop/pop at the moment than Young Thug. You can run down the list and name all of the… Continue reading Ten Songs From 2019 I Most Listened To (Part 3/4)

Ten Songs From 2019 I Most Listened To (Part 2/4)

7) Birthday (feat. Monty)- Fetty Wap For the longest time, my bio on dating apps was “Fetty Wap deserved better!!”. Fetty had one of the greatest rap runs of this decade from late 14-15, when it felt like he catapulted into hip-hop superstardom overnight. His ascension seemed to reach its apex after Drake remixed "My… Continue reading Ten Songs From 2019 I Most Listened To (Part 2/4)

1917

War films, as of late, have done very little for me. Blind patriotism simply rubs me the wrong way and I’m simply so distrusting of the government and authority that I always find myself having trouble connecting to what I’m seeing when I watch war films (ironically, the only short film I ever made as… Continue reading 1917

Ten Songs from 2019 I Most Listened To (Part 1/4)

10) I Got You (Always and Forever) (feat. En Vogue/Ari Lennox/Kierra Sheard)- Chance the Rapper Chance's latest album, THE BIG DAY, which is a better album than your friends will admit! When I talk to anybody in public about Chance the Rapper, I always very quickly come to the realization that I’m the only person… Continue reading Ten Songs from 2019 I Most Listened To (Part 1/4)