After taking a few weeks to reflect on the hip-hop releases of 2018, my list of the 24 best rap albums is here. Instead of ranking them 1-24, here they are in the order they were released in.
This week’s blog posts are kicked off by a playlist compiled of the best rap songs from the best rap albums in 2018. (Lot’s of J Cole features are present)
State of Rap Address 1 of 3.
We are just under two months into 2018. This year has certainly had its ups and downs. These last two months have certainly been eventful. From Jennifer Anniston splitting with her husband, to Elon Musk’s Space X rocket launch, to the tragic Parkland shooting and everything in between, 2018 is shaping up to be one interesting year. After the somber tone of my last article, I decided to brighten the mood of the Wednesday articles a little and write about three things that have happened this year that made me smile (anyone who knows me knows how rare an occurrence that is).
I know, I was a little late jumping onto the Fortnite wave. However, I did finally jump on and I haven’t gotten off since. I started playing right around the new year. I can honestly say that Fortnite resurrected gaming for me. I hardly ever used my Xbox for anything other than Netflix until I started playing the game and now I play it almost every day. I’m going to paraphrase a tweet I saw a while back… Fortnite brought back the all night gaming with your friends, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Modern Warfare 2 days. Honestly, that is so true. Fortnite has undoubtedly made my 2018 better.
2. God’s Plan
In my 20 years of existence, I have never enjoyed a music video more than I enjoy the video for Drake’s “God’s Plan”. Something about seeing Drake give away the entire $996,631.90 budget the video made me extremely happy. As big a Drake fan as I already was, seeing this video made me like him that much more. Hopefully, more celebrities will follow I his footsteps and spread this kind of love in 2018.
1. The demand for stricter gun laws
Something great seems to be coming from the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. While the shooting itself was horrific and completely avoidable, students from the school have taken the opportunity to use the platform given to them by the shooting. They are demanding that the government take action to prevent anymore tragedies like this from ever happening again. Students, adults, and many lawmakers across the nation are calling for increased gun control measures. President Trump even signed a memo calling for the banning of bump stocks, which were used by the Las Vegas shooter who killed 58 in October of last year. While this is absolutely not enough, it shows that even the far right can be pushed to do the right thing if the people demand it. This could save a significant amount of lives. If real gun control measures are implemented in 2018, then that would be a revolutionary step in the betterment of society. Seeing the victims of the horrible tragedy rise to the occasion and call for change is one of the more empowering things I have ever seen.
2018 is sure to be an eventful year. I’m looking forward to seeing how this list changes as the year goes on.
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UPDATE: CHECK OUT MY POSTSEASON PREDICTIONS HERE!
Ever since I was a young lad, baseball has been my favorite sport. In recent years, however, I’ve become more and more enamored by other sports (particularly football) due to my favorite team, the Cincinnati Reds, being…well…terrible. But they’ll always be my team, and baseball will always remain my sport of choice, even if I have to suffer until the Reds become good again. Is that possible next year? Probably not, but I figured I’d go ahead and predict the final standings for the upcoming MLB season. Let me preface this by saying: I am not a sabermetrician or MLB analyst, just a lifetime fan of the sport, and I don’t plan on including records or playoff predictions, just the final standings for each division. So, let’s get to it!
It’s a list and it’s pretty vulgar… Continue reading “A List of Things to Leave in 2017”
1 of 2 posts I am putting out for the good people today, I’m ranking every hip hop album that came out and I listened to in 2017. There was a lot of amazing music that came out this year and I had a very difficult time ranking all these albums, especially when it came down to the top 5, but lets see what you guys think Continue reading “Ranking every rap album I listened to all the way through that came out in 2017.”