“Constant Conversations” by Passion Pit (2012)

Listening to Passion Pit’s “Constant Conversations” now, it’s hard to not think that the song was ripped straight from Michael Angelakos’s personal journal. Angelakos, who in essence is Passion Pit, famously developed the musical project as a gift to his then-girlfriend. The musical project turned into an actual idea for a band. Local success turned into national/international… Read More “Constant Conversations” by Passion Pit (2012)

“Comin’ From Where I’m From” by Anthony Hamilton (2003)

In the music industry’s pre-streaming salad days, the bigwigs at RCA/Arista Records would rent out an auditorium at a fancy hotel somewhere in New York City and usher in tastemakers for 2 or 3 days of new music and performances. This convention was part of their 4th quarter rollout every year. In addition to rubbing… Read More “Comin’ From Where I’m From” by Anthony Hamilton (2003)

“C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)” by Wu-Tang Clan (1993)

The Wu revolves around several things that I am quite unfamiliar with: the projects and Staten Island. Many of the Wu-Tang members are from S.I.’s Stapleton Projects. I’m sure a lot of people who don’t know my background think that I’m bougie or that I come from middle-class means. Someone actually called me “Theo Huxtable” once-fairly… Read More “C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)” by Wu-Tang Clan (1993)