Making Mondays Better: Jam and Toast

Hip hop heads (and everyone on Facebook) are currently raving about Kanye’s two new tracks from last week: Theraflu and Mercy. But MMB definitely doesn’t want any shade thrown on Kendrick Lamar’s The Recipe, featuring Dr. Dre – a clear winner for this week’s best hip hop track.
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This Week’s Playlist
Jam and Toast
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Hip-Hop
Beau Young Prince – See You At The Show
Look out for about 9 million remixes of this song in the next week
Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre – The Recipe
A priority listen for all hip-hop heads
Mikkey Halsted ft. Lupe Fiasco – Gone
Smoke DZA – 2 AM Monday Night
T.I. – Love This Life
Childish Gambino – Eat Your Vegetables
Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – Mercy
Game ft. Lupe Fiasco – Skate On
Quakers ft. Jon Wayne – Smoke
Sir Michael Rocks ft. Shorty K – Slice
Stalley – Everything New Continue Reading


Why being a second semester senior is awesome

Some of you may have recently seen a popular “Why Being In Your 20s Is Awesome” article from Thought Catalog jumping around your Facebook and Twitter feeds.

At Brown, most of us are barely even into our twenties, and those who are are (mostly) on our way out the door. So instead, roughly one-fourth of the undergraduate population is really thinking about what it means to be a second semester senior. And this is why it’s awesome.

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I know I talk crap on being a second semester senior, but I’m only half kidding. In actuality, there’s no class year I’d rather be. (Besides a first-year, because they don’t do anything except eat chicken fingers and pretend they’re actually good at responding to emails.) Continue Reading


Making Mondays Better: Taxes, Pranks, and Rain

April is smart to start off with April Fool’s Day — a hoax, really, before you soon realize that it’s raining outside, taxes are due, and midterms are coming up. And damn, there are only seven more weeks of school.

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This Week’s Playlist
Taxes, Pranks, and Rain

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Hip
Jay Rock – Checkmate
The Four Owls – Original
Nicki Minaj ft. Nas, Drake, and Young Jeezy – Champion
New album to drop in two weeks
Buddy ft. Kendrick Lamar – Staircases
Schoolboy Q – Brainstorm
Joey Bada$$ and Capital Steez – Survival Tactics
Certified fresh. I love this. Good find, Dizzy! 

Soul/R&B
Fly Moon Royalty – Lemonade
Hawthorne Headhunters – Teleport
The Dream ft. Casha – Kill the Lights
Theophilus London ft. Blood Orange – Take it Off

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Making Mondays Better: Spring Break

For the beach or the library, depending on where you are this week but be on the lookout for a Spring Weekend playlist soon!

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This Week’s Playlist
Spring Break
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Game ft. Kendrick Lamar – The City
One of the best displays of braggadocio I’ve seen in a while from Game, but let’s be serious, Kendrick steals the show with the flow.
Danny Brown – Grown Up
Big K.R.I.T. – I Got This
Odd Future – Oldie
Azealia Banks – Fuck Up The Fun
Swizz Beatz ft. A$AP Rocky – Street Knock
E-40 Ft. Kendrick Lamar, Droop-E – Catch a Fade  Continue Reading


Making Mondays Better: March MadLibs

I was really excited to make a playlist including this year’s Spring Weekend lineup. But without an official announcement (yet…), we’re left to Facebook rumors like Pitbull, Lil Bow Wow and Cisco.

If I really wanted to see Bow Wow flop a performance, I’d just watch Like Mike on Netflix. (57%, Rotten Tomatoes? Come on.)

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This Week’s Playlist
March MadLibs
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Hip
Uncle Daddy ft. Thurz – Wake Up
Favorite of the Week!
The Dean’s List ft. Dani Ummel – Hollywood
Soul Khan ft. Akie Bermiss – Not Like That
Nas – The Don
Danny Brown – Radio Song
2 Chainz ft. The Weeknd – Like Me
David Banner ft. Big K.R.I.T. – Believe
Unreleased Earl Sweatshirt
surprise!

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Making Mondays Better: Jambulance

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This Week’s Playlist
Jambulance
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Hip
Jay-Z – Public Service Announcement (LIVE at Carnegie Hall)
Odd Future – NY (Ned Flanders)
Gunplay – Jump Out
Waka Flocka Flame ft. Trey Songz – I Don’t Really Care

R&B
Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart
Bondax – Only You Know
Hodgy Beats – Cookie Coma  Continue Reading