Review: Kendrick Lamar, company deliver on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

first_imgBernice Ogbondah Facebook Bernice Ogbondah Editorial: Students returned to campus. Cases surged + posts printIf you thought you were excited about “Black Panther,” just wait until you hear the official soundtrack.The soundtrack for the highly anticipated movie brings even more hype to the experience.Co-Produced by hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar, industry icon, CEO and founder of Top Dawg Entertainment Anthony Tiffith, and “Black Panther’s” director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed) the “Black Panther” soundtrack delivers 14 phenomenal, extremely black tracks.The album spotlights artists from all over the world. From Toronto to California, Texas, London and all the way down to South Africa; the project puts the artists’ blackness at the forefront.Lamar really outdid himself on this album, but so does everyone else.The album hails back to back hits with features from hip-hop heavyweights like 2 Chainz and Schoolboy Q on the absolute banger “X.”The caliber of the featured artists shows in their lyricism. On “X,” Schoolboy Q’s presents himself with the very cocky line, “not even Kendrick can humble me.”House music reminiscent “Opps” allows Johannesburg’s relatively unknown rapper Yugen Blakrok to shine. Blakrok, who’s alternative flow sounds similar to that of Azealia Banks, is mind-blowing throughout the song, but most specifically she standouts in her line, “spit slick, attack is subliminal. Flowers on my mind, but the rhyme style sinister. Stand behind my own bars, like a seasoned criminal. Gotham City Streets, I’ll play the *****. Crushing any system that belittles us.”  This one line shows her lyricism and proves that she is equal to the other big names on the project.The incredibly black “Paramedic!” is an echo to the supreme black excellence that is bound to be portrayed in the movie. The song’s standout line, “They ain’t wanna see me win ’cause I’m black. So I pulled up in that all black Benz in the back,” just reaffirms the blackness of Sacramento’s SOB X RBE.“Bloody Waters” is a refreshingly slow down album break that highlights Ab-Soul and Anderson Paak’s smooth soothing voices.Of course, the entire album isn’t perfect.The more mainstream artists just didn’t bring it as hard as the lesser known artist. Most of their tracks just don’t have the same it factor as the others. You can skip SZA and Lamar’s “All The Stars” and not feel any guilt because it is an extremely skippable song.Both of Lamar’s last two tracks, “Big Shot” with Travis Scott and “Pray For Me” featuring The Weeknd fail to astonish the listener in the same way that he does on earlier tracks.This is not saying that both songs are bad. “Big Shot” is a perfectly acceptable club banger radio bound hit, but it just doesn’t match the tone of the album nor does it correlate with the narrative of T’Challa’s struggle in “Black Panther.”Verdict:8.9/10Kendrick and his colleagues are explosive on this project. The album helps present the conflict that T’Challa will face in “Black Panther.” With hip-hop, R&B, and Africana electro-pop vibes throughout there is a song for everyone. This album does not disappoint and hopefully, neither does the movie. Bernice Ogbondah Bernice Ogbondah Bernice Ogbondah is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. When she’s not reporting you can find her curating playlists or furiously retweeting foreign affairs, political pundits and anything social justice. Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: The Closer Linkedin Bernice Ogbondah Second annual Fortress Fest comes to the Fort this weekendcenter_img Twitter Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots (Photo courtesy of Interscope Records) ReddIt ReddIt Linkedin Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Clutch Factor Facebook Twitter Previous articleTCU ‘resetting to zero’ in pursuit of fifth straight CWS appearanceNext articleTCU looks to students to shape potential campus diversity initiatives Bernice Ogbondah RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Review: Fortress Fest was a success TAGSmusic reviewReview last_img read more

Patrick prepared for legal action in eviction dispute

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPatrick prepared for legal action in eviction disputeBy Alan Jacques – April 4, 2014 800 Patrick Collopy at his home with a photograph of himself and his late mother RitaA YOUNG Limerick man has been told by City Council that he must leave the home he shared with his mother until her death last April.Patrick Collopy (26), was ordered to be out of his home at 5 Bishop Street by March 12 last on the basis of a two-year tenancy rule. Patrick, who works at Dunnes Stores in Henry Street, was threatened with legal action if he doesn’t vacate the house but has vowed to go “all the way” to the courts if necessary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Collopy moved home to take care of his mother Rita who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012. The council was aware of the arrangement as he immediately applied to go on to the rent book and the rent was subsequently increased.Patrick remained in the house after his mother’s death in April 2013. He has been up to date with his rent and never been in trouble with the law. He told the Limerick Post this week that all he wants from the City Council is some “cooperation”.“I’ve been told that I can’t stay in my home because the council says it is too big for one person as it has two bedrooms. You should see the size of the place, it’s tiny. My last memories of my mother are here and no one is taking them from me. It’s my family home as far as I’m concerned.“If I was unemployed and had a child, I’d be left alone but because I’m working I’m supposed to leave my home. This is a heartless way to treat anyone. The Council treat people like scum and they treat scum like Gods. I don’t know why they have to set a precedent at my expense. Being honest goes against me.“I have been going through hell with this battle let alone trying to cope with the loss of my mother. This is a horrible thing the Council are trying to do to me,” he said.An online petition to keep Patrick in his family home has to date attracted over 2,500 signatures. City councillor Maurice Quinlivan has asked the council to show Mr Collopy some compassion and stop trying to evict him .“Patrick is a very decent young man who has suffered the trauma of losing his mother. His family is rooted in the King’s Island community and many people in the local area and across the city are outraged that the council would try and evict him,” said Cllr Quinlivan.“Patrick is a very private person and the last thing he wanted was to make this public but the failure thus far to stop the eviction proceedings against him left him feeling he had no option but to publicise his plight,” he said.City Council refused to comment on the case. TAGSBishop StreetLimerick city councilMaurice QuinlivanMusic LimerickPatrick CollopySinn Fein Linkedin Quinlivan urges support for Motion on Student Rents Twitter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleA fast and affordable mental health serviceNext articleFeral cats pose ‘chronic’ problems in Raheen Alan Jacques Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Sinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printlast_img read more

Weekend break-in while Mass underway at Cathedral

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Facebook An investigation is continuing into a weekend burglary at St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny. In what’s been described as an opportunistic crime, the break-in happened while mass was taking place.The burglary happened on Saturday morning last between 10am and 10.30am.Entry was gained to the Sacristy area of the Cathedral while Mass was taking place and a couple of mobile phones were stolen from there.Gardai are interested in any sightings of a male who was observed in the area around the time.The man is being described as in his mid 20’s and wore a backpack and green camouflage style trousers.Gardai are particularly interested in hearing from anybody who was in the area of the Cathedral/Sentry Hill between 9.30am and 10.30am last Saturday morning and who may have observed this male on foot in the area or anyone who may have been in that area and who had a dash cam.Anyone with information is being urged to contact Letterkenny Garda Station. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter By News Highland – April 6, 2021 center_img Pinterest Previous articleFour motorists clocked speeding in DonegalNext article15 drug/drink driving detections in Donegal over past week News Highland Weekend break-in while Mass underway at Cathedral RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more