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Lil Yachty's third studio album "Nuthin' 2 Prove" was released Oct. 19.
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'Nuthin’ 2 Prove' is nothing new from Lil Yachty

As one of the most recognizable rappers in recent history, Lil Yachty has accomplished a lot during his short tenure on the mainstream rap scene. With two songs peaking within the the Billboard Top 10 and a record deal with industry giants Quality Control, Yachty’s career blew up in a matter of months. However, after a disappointing second studio album in “Lil Boat 2,” Yachty, ironically, had a lot to prove on his new studio album “Nuthin’ 2 Prove.” Is this the key that will finally cement Lil Yachty’s place in the Atlanta trap scene?


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Loving to hate Radiohead

Over the summer, I attended a screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s music documentary “Junun,” which featured a Q&A with the director himself along with some of his co-conspirators in the making of the film. Among them was Jonny Greenwood, who has become Anderson’s chosen composer, responsible for the scores for “There Will Be Blood,” “Inherent Vice” and, most recently, “Phantom Thread.”


The 2018 film "A Star is Born" is the fourth time this classic tale of love and fame has been told.
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'A Star is Born' retells a classic tale of fame and sacrifice

Standing on the side of the stage as a stadium crowd roars and Bradley Cooper’s teasing cowboy crooner begs her to join him, Lady Gaga’s Ally has a choice to make. She can walk out on the stage and sing a duet with him, or she can let the opportunity of a lifetime pass. It’s a trope that you’ve seen a dozen times, but you can’t help the voice in your head begging her to do it. You know she’s going out there, but God, what if she doesn’t? 


Self-proclaimed boy band BROCKHAMPTON released their album "iridescence" Friday.
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BROCKHAMPTON avoids saturation with “iridescence"

An intimate account of suffering personal relationships and uncertainty about sexuality; a glimpse into a frantic mind where incoherent thoughts fly in every direction; a criticism of the music industry; a childhood memory; a desperate confession of responsibility and coping: All are achieved by BROCKHAMPTON’s latest album “iridescence.”