The Music Playlist From FX’s Atlanta Season 2 (Robbin’ Season)

The soundtrack to a show or movie is more important than you actually realize. The song choice for a scene can set the feel and make both the scene and song memorable for the viewer. Issa Rae realized the importance of a soundtrack for television when she developed her show Insecure and brought on Ralphael Saadiq to work on music for season one of the show. The second season she introduced Solange Knowles to serve as a music consultant.

As for Donald Glover and his Atlanta show, the music supervisors have put together one of the realists and memorable track listings for the show. I say realist track listings because being from the city I can honestly say it’s music we typically listen to in the settings he set them in. The show’s soundtrack isn’t just full of artists from the city but also have some classics like “Hey! Love” from the Delfonics.Continue Reading

SZA Proves That An Award Doesn’t Measure Success

Even though she was snubbed out of the five Grammys she was nominated from, SZA shows that accolades don’t measure her success as an artist. Since the release of Ctrl. she has received a unanimous praise from critics, five Grammy nominations, chart-topping singles, and became a representative for the Jordan and the Gap brands.

In a recent interview with GQ SZA discussed how she was frustrated and “mad as hell” about not getting a single Grammy for her work on Ctrl. In her words, she felt that she fell short and failed her fans, but in the end, realized she didn’t make the album for the Grammys. For her, “this is something much bigger than me and a fucking trophy.”Continue Reading