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September 30, 2019

by Daniel Gorman Film

Oh Mercy! | Arnaud Desplechin

At his best, Arnaud Desplechin is a mad tinkerer, creating weird, expansive narratives that follow dysfunctional people through the vicissitudes of every day life. He’s got a big bag of tricks, infusing typically staid, talky family and romantic melodramas with boundless formal energy and…

September 30, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

YBN Cordae | The Lost Boy

Imagine old Kanye — heart-on-his-sleeve, pink polo Kanye — mixed with the fiery upstart Kendrick Lamar of Section.80. That’s the intersection where you’ll find YBN Cordae, a rapper whos loves to enumerate his blessings. “Thanksgiving” details a domestic scene a la “Family Business”; “Family…

September 30, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

Maxo Kream | Brandon Banks

Brandon Banks is to Maxo Kream what Culture was to the Migos a few years back: a major step forward in terms of personal growth and artistry that signals the growing ambitions of each respective artist. While Maxo’s last project, Punken, was a serviceable collection of Huston-flavored trap anthems, the responsibility…

September 30, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

Iggy Azalea | In My Defense

There’s a lot one can be justifiably angry about when it comes to Iggy Azalea. Before issues of cultural appropriation started to rear their ugly head within the contemporary hip-hop landscape, Iggy was the queen of casually committing microaggressions. She adopted a more ‘urban’…

September 30, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Yung Bans | Misunderstood

The last year or so has been bad for the mumble rap scene: from XXXTentacion’s passing in 2018 to the convictions of Lil Durk, Kodak Black, and YNW Melly. One could also include Yung Bans in that cohort, a bubblegum trapper currently on house…

September 30, 2019
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