December 14: Springsteen on Broadway
December 7: Shades
November 30: Some Rap Songs
November 30: The Pains of Growing
1980 | December 14
Yoko Ono called for a 10-minute silent vigil around the world for John Lennon, her husband, who was shot to death six days earlier.
1892 | December 18
Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" publicly premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1969 | December 21
Diana Ross gave her last television performance as a member of the Supremes on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
DUCKWRTH is an eccentric Los Angeles-based rapper and singer who grew up in South Central LA with an eclectic aesthetic and new-found acclaim from his 2017 mixtape An Xtra Uugly Mixtape. The song featured here, "MICHUUL", from his mixtape, is a dance track with a clear house-influence, reminiscent of Canadian artist Kaytranada's grooves with the distinct knocking, bouncy, atmospheric sound. DUCKWRTH rapidly counts off his aspirations to "shine like Michael" and get an "art school chick" smoothly as he dances and galavants in an open field. The song is a pastiche of past influences, but fuses those sounds and takes it into a direction of his own.
Although I admit that I haven't been following Lupe much after Food & Liquor II, my love for him has not waned. Food & Liquor and The Cool were two excellent albums for an up-and-coming artist in hip-hop, and were a huge part of my adolescence. Now that DROGAS Waves is released, I look forward to examining the path he plans to take his music in. Lupe is very cerebral and conceptual with his work, and at times controversial with his public declarations, but we cannot deny his success and his talent.