Finding humanity in music

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Music is the potter of my soul. Music shapes how I walk to class, write a column, sing a song, study for a test, grapple with mental health and navigate the challenges we all have to face in this world.
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Rolling Loud 2018: Gucci Mane

As of 2018, trap star Gucci Mane, aka Trap God, aka Big Guwap, aka La Flare, aka Mr. Zone 6 and so on, has amassed 12 studio albums, one soundtrack, seven EPs, 72 mixtapes and 33 singles. With that sort of discography, one can only wonder how the Trap God decided on his setlist for Saturday’s performance.
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Heartbreak Radio

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Yet the more time I spent with the melodramatic heartbreak melodies, I realized there were more than two genres of breakup music.
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The Grammys scissor SZA’s hopes, dreams

While many of Sunday’s Grammy Awards went to deserving artists — Childish Gambino took home an award for “Redbone,” and Kendrick Lamar won four of his seven nominations — the glitzy night was not without snubs. One of the biggest disappointments? SZA, this year’s most-nominated woman, lost all five of her Grammy
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VMAs descend into mediocrity

The MTV Video Music Awards have never been about subtlety. Since its inception in the 1980s, the MTV’s trademark summer entertainment has been notorious for throwing prestige to the sidelines and letting spectacle takes the stage. The show has cultivated numerous iconic and scandalous pop culture moments, from Britney Spears’
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