Kendrick Lamar

Since (at least) the release of good kid, m.A.A.d. city in 2012, the singularity of Kendrick Lamar has been plainly evident. But with the Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2018 being given to the Compton rapper for his 2017 album DAMN., his exceptionalism is now officially historic: It's the first time in the prize's history that it has been given to an artist outside of the classical or jazz community.

We remember D.W. Griffith's Birth Of A Nation today for the lasting impact of its racist propaganda. Although it sparked a wave of national protests led by the NAACP at the time, the film's monstrous portrayal of black America persisted, shaping the specter of race relations for the remainder of the 20th century.

Ryan LaCroix, host of KOSU's All Things Considered and co-host of The Oklahoma Rock Show, shares his 25 favorite songs of 2016:

25. Thundercat ft. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins - "Show You The Way"

24. CLOSENESS - "More Romantic"

Jon Mooneyham's 10 Favorite Albums of 2017

Jan 10, 2018

Jon Mooneyham, host of Everything All At Once Forever, shares his 10 favorite albums of 2017, in alphabetical order:

Girl Ray - Earl Grey

The sitting president did not receive a word from hip-hop's reigning prophet last night.

Beau Brady's Top 10 Songs of 2017

Jan 9, 2018

Beau Brady of Excuse Me shares his 10 favorite albums of 2017:

10. Destroyer - "Tinseltown Swimming in Blood"

Of the list of things I didn't think I needed in my life: Destroyer doing a song that sounds like New Order is high atop that list.

Last month, Kendrick Lamar snuck a blink-and-you'll-miss-it breadcrumb in the music video for the song "LOVE." In it, a clapperboard held in front of the camera reads: "B. Panther soundtrack coming soon."

Beau Brady's Top 10 Albums of 2017

Dec 28, 2017

Beau Brady of Excuse Me shares his 10 favorite albums of 2017:

10. Black Lips - Satan's Graffiti or God's Art?

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