The-Dream was a mastermind in the studio in the 2000s and a writer who has written countless hits. He has written records for Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and Beyoncé. He has also penned and produced some memorable tracks for himself. With his signature “eh” adlib, it wasn’t hard to figure out his lyrics across the industry. So let’s take at one of the greatest writers in the last couple of decades, The-Dream.
When thinking about the hip-hop album of the year no other album comes to mind other than Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD. It gave fans an experience that goes beyond music. The album serves as an ode to Houston culture. It’s a seamless collection of experiences that take you on a roller coaster ride. With the release of the album, Travis showed the promise we saw in him since the release of Rodeo.
Thinking back, 2005 was a good pretty good year for me. During that year I spent a lot of time listening to music and expressing myself in more artistic ways. One of those ways was writing. Inspired by a high school teacher to dig deep and release my thoughts into a notebook since it was more difficult to open up and share vocally. During those days before writing in a journal/diary entry, most people wrote some unique subheadings. These subheadings often contained songs, weather, mood, etc. after the name of the entry. In flipping through some old notes and entries, I decided to share some of them from that year. This will be a different kind of deep dive into the music that I love. Here’s a look at some of the hot tracks that I loved from 2005.
This weekend we took the opportunity to talk to hip-hop artist Da Deputy about his career so far and his new EP Elinor. The project was released on all streaming services last Tuesday (10/23) and has definitely made an impression on me. The first track, ‘To The Fullest’, was probably my favorite track on the EP and made me want to dig into this project and the artist behind it. Here’s the conversation Da Deputy and I had about his latest project and the road to its release. Enjoy.