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Haan

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  1. As a south Asian, I think the main thing is the camping culture, which is slowly shifting. No one in my friend group from my hometown would have ever entertained the thought of camping/hiking 10 years ago, but we have since climbed Snowdon and Scaffel Pike, as well as regularly explored national parks around the midlands. I remember the first time I visited a rural pub in in a tiny village and feeling all the eyes on me, and just assuming it would be like that wherever I went in the countryside. However most people you see on hikes are lovely and the perception is slowly changing. Camping will come next, culturally my parents idea of a holiday has always been sun and comfort- why would you ever want to spend more time in rainy England!? But like I said, that is slowly changing now. I camped for the first time in Wilderness fest last year, was alright but not really my thing, but I love live music so much I would go again (in 8 days!!!!). Glasto as an organisation is doing everything right- diverse line-up, partnering with Notting Hill Carnival etc. It will change over time, the only thing that will set it back are images of a muddy rainy glasto this year haha!
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    Kendrick Lamar

    Oh my god, hanging my head in shame. Can't believe I missed that
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    Kendrick Lamar

    Here is my crack N95 Rich Spirit Silent Hill DNA Swimming Pools Die Hard Saviour interlude/Family Ties/Range Bros/Saviour (with Baby Keem) Tap Dancing interlude Father Time (with Sampha) Purple Hearts Loyalty Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe Money Trees (with Jay Rock) Mr Morale (with Tanna Leone) Element Humble Encore MAAD City Alright Mirror
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    2022 New Music

    Been meaning to get round to this too, Quelle Chris is so damn good. Also recommend Obongjayar's debut, he was featured on the Simz album last year:
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    Kendrick Lamar

    My thoughts on the album: I really love the overall themes of generational trauma/guilt & shedding the "saviour" label. He's really personal here, telling us stuff like cheating on Whitney, the cousin suing him, and having writers block for 2 years. Even though I don't think it's great all the way through musically, there are so many stand outs. Father Time, Mother I sober, Mirror, N95, Silent Hill, Mr Morale. I think there are some difficult questions to be asked with the use of the f-slur in Auntie Diaries. One on hand, yes the message is great, and the use of the slur makes the impact of the last lines more poignant, and you could argue that is similar to a film or tv show where actors might use slurs. But on the other hand, a lot of LGBT people have called him out for the use, and it's not right to dismiss the valid concerns- in music, you are more likely to have people sing along, you listen to it way more than how often someone watches visual media. I'm not too sure what to think about it, as a straight guy it was an impactful song for me. Regardless, I can't wait for Glasto. I think there is a strong chance we will see some tap dancers. Baby Keem and Tanna Leone seem likely to guest. Would also love to have a final black hippy reunion as Mr Morale his last album on TDE. All eyes on Milan!
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    Kendrick Lamar

    I think Biggie is an incredible storyteller, and "I got a story to tell" and "notorious thugs" are perfect songs, but there is a bit of fluff. Diddy whispering all over it is so annoying. Completely agree with the Jay Z picks, I'd put Reasonable Doubt there too.
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    Kendrick Lamar

    Carter II and III are better than IV, I can concede Life After Death being classic but I don't feel like it is
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    Kendrick Lamar

    I don't really think he needs another classic, biggie only has one. 2Pac only has one or two (me against the world is the best pac album!!!) and they're in the GOAT conversation. Good Kid and TPAB cemented his status for me, everything else is just a bonus. Wu Tang are icons with only one classic (if you don't include the solo stuff). Lil Wayne is up there for his feature and mixtape run, and you can argue has no classic albums, just a very consistent run of classic verses. Guess it's more about impact than anything else really
  9. Mos Def/Yasiin Bey just postponed his London gig for the second time, he would be worse than a Lauryn Hill booking
  10. Haan

    Kendrick Lamar

    After re-listening to them all, I believe the ranking is: Heart pt 3, 5, 4, 2, 1
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    Kendrick Lamar

    Last verse is in the perspective of Nipsey Hussle it seems, a lovely tribute
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    Kendrick Lamar

    What a beautiful addition to the series. Glorious.
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    Kendrick Lamar

    or a now-fired Spotify intern...
  14. Haan

    2022 New Music

    enjoying the new bad bunny, the sun being out here helps a lot!
  15. Steam Down are brilliant
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    2022 New Music

    New Knucks today, includes Stormzy & others. Also Kaytranada has released an EP with IDK
  17. well this is a nice surprise, we booked flights to madrid and got trains to barca as it worked out slightly cheaper haha
  18. Bad Boy Chiller Crew, BERWYN, Rina Sawayama.
  19. Haan

    Glast latino

    Crimafunk have a song with Lupe Fiasco!
  20. Haan

    Glast latino

    Telmary sounds like my kinda thing, need to add to the Spotify queue asap
  21. Thanks! I'm on "Going Postal" now (just picking up whatever they have in the library, I saw that you don't really need to read them all in order).
  22. Absolutely lost it at the ants in my eyes conversation, the priest guy seeing a naked Yossarian on a tree and thinking it was an angel of some sort and him being accused of stealing a tomato. Just could not wrap my head around the insane amount of new characters being introduced at every chapter. Great book though.
  23. Also I would like to say, Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion are 100% hip hop.
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