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The Rise & Fall Of The CD

I’ve been blessed to be able to grow up in a world where we still had record stores. It was a place where you had to search through crates for new music based mostly off of the album art on the vinyl sleeves, cassette tape covers, or CD books with little promotion for the album. Back then you couldn’t listen to music on the internet before you bought an album. The internet wasn’t even half of what it is today. Even in the 2000s, it would take a day to download an album on dial-up.Continue Reading

Botz’s Best Hip-Hop Album Of 2018: Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.


As we countdown to the end of this year and a beginning of a new, I will be sharing some of my favorite things from this year which includes Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album DAMN. The album was released in April and went double platinum by mid-July in the United States. For me, this was his best body of work since his second album Good Kid M.A.A.D City. Even with the success of DAMN.,  people still prefer his third album To Pimp A Butterfly over this project.Continue Reading