Drake Hot Canadian Summer: How Drake closed out the summer with some heat

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It’s late on a hot summer night at my house in Collingswood, NJ. Nearly everyone is asleep, the air conditioner is on at full blast(East Coast humidity is a bitch), I’m sipping on… Continue reading

All Hail King Kendrick: A Review of ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ by Kendrick Lamar

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Let me start out by saying something that everyone should probably know by now: Kendrick Lamar is the best rapper in the world today. And it’s not even close. You can go ahead and… Continue reading

OSCARS 2015: The Breakdown

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the time has come. Oh yes, the time of which Hollywoods finest get rewarded for their blood, sweat, and, in Matthew McConaughey’s case last year, weight loss… Continue reading

THE TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC PODCAST: BEST ALBUMS OF 2014 (10 – 1)

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As you know, the albums list was derailed by a myriad of internet provider issues on my end and was forced to be converted into a two-part podcast. For those of you who… Continue reading

THE TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC PODCAST EPISODE 4: BEST ALBUMS OF 2014 (PART 1)

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My internet crashed during albums week so we’ve decided that converting our annual albums list from text to podcast form by way of a two part podcast. Listen to this two part special… Continue reading

BEST ALBUMS OF 2014: #20-16

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20. Run the Jewels 2 – Run the Jewels If we learned anything from Run the Jewels’ first album, we knew that they were brutal. While their last LP failed to really hit… Continue reading

BEST ALBUMS of 2014: INTRODUCTION

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Things are about to get KA-RAZY. It’s music month folks, be merry(like Christmas) and sit back as I kill myself for your reading pleasure. This year, we at Totally Unapologetic are giving you… Continue reading

Totally Unapologetic Podcast EPISODE 1: FIRST THINGS FIRST

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It’s real! It’s here! Its THE TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC PODCAST! In our first episode we discuss a wide variety of topics across the board. We talk music, pop culture, sports, twitter, the illuminati and… Continue reading

STATE OF THE BLOG ADDRESS

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  ERIC: Well, well, well. Hello there blogaholics, creeps, mark ass marks, trick ass marks, punk bitches, skip scap skanks, scallywags, hoes, heffers, hee haws and hoolie hoos. It’s been a while(not Staind)… Continue reading

Magic & Bird – The Random, The Strange and The Horrible: Recent Pop Culture Developments

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Eric:  Hello, my faithful monkeys. I hope you all are having a fucking terrible wonderful first three months of the new year. I only expect the worst from you all, so hopefully you… Continue reading

Oscars 2014: The Predictions

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Well, well, well. Hello, readers, cinephiles and monkeys alike. Welcome to the inaugural Academy Awards prediction post. Yes, I know. Award shows are such bullshit, even the Oscars. I’m gonna go all Rust… Continue reading

Doctor’s Orders: Happy Anniversary to the College Dropout

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Hello friends, comrades, disciples, peasants, ignoramuses, etc. I hope Valentines day treated you well by “well” I mean terrible. I am also hoping that your ready for some KANYE MOTHERFUCKING WEST! (*Note* I… Continue reading

Doctor’s Orders: January 30th, 2014

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Hello, my dedicated peasants. Welcome to the very first edition of “Doctor’s Orders”. This is a new segment, sort of like the “Songs on the Brain” jawn I did last year but with… Continue reading

Grammy Nominees 2014: The Breakdown, Part Deux

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I had a well thought out introduction for the second part of this post. It was going to not only be entertaining and interesting, but poignant and provocative. But I ran into 3… Continue reading

Grammy Nominees 2014: The Breakdown, Part 1

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In Part Deux of last year’s Grammy Nominee Breakdown, I said that if Jack White walked away from the 2013 Grammy Awards empty-handed, I’d never watch it again. Well, while his performance blew… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #1

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR 1. Arcade Fire- Reflektor “First they love you, then they kill you, then they love you again” In 2011, Arcade Fire exploded. It all began when they earned a… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #2

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2. Kanye West – Yeezus Genius or Idiot Savant? It depends. Faces in the Crowd* How much do I not give a fuck? Let me show you right now ‘fore you give it… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #3

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3. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork The desert-rock deities remind us why the Queens are still King A guest spot by Nick Gattone Faces in the Crowd* …Like Clockwork is… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #4

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4. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady Electric is an understatement. Janelle Monáe’s second studio album is fierce. Faces in the Crowd* In a females world run by Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe is a… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #5

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5. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories EDM’s greatest act abandons the established formula and changes the game. Faces in the Crowd* Imagine yourself in a musical time machine but, in the 21st… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #6

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6. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap Worse than worthless? Not anymore. Faces in the Crowd* I was first introduced to Chance the Rapper during the summer of 2012 through his 10 Day… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #7

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7. Justin Timberlake -The 20/20 Experience (1 of 2) It’s been seven years too long, but it’s still nice to have the prince of pop back on the scene Faces in the Crowd*… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #8

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8. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon Teenage angst fuels nineteen year-old Archy Marshall in his debut. Faces in the Crowd* “From the Zoo Kid days to projects such as Edgar… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #9

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9. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks Almost 25 years since NIN’s debut album, Trent Reznor proves he’s still got some electronic snarl left to unleash. Faces in the Crowd* Trent Reznor is… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #10

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10. Lorde – Pure Heroine How much can a sixteen year old accomplish in one album? You might be surprised. Faces in the Crowd* “When listening to this chick, it’s hard to ignore… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #15-11

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC presents the Best Albums of 2013 Numbers 15 thru 11 15. AMOK – Atoms for Peace AMOK is heady dance music, in love with its jittery rhythms but never content to… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #20-16

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC presents the Best Albums of 2013 Numbers 20 thru 16 20. Once I Was An Eagle – Laura Marling Both as a songwriter and as a performer, Laura Marling has never… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #25-21

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC presents the Best Albums of 2013 Numbers 25 thru 21 25. Pain Is Beauty – Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty not only shows Wolfe’s penchant for atmosphere but for stylistic diversity.… Continue reading

The Ironic Popularity of Lorde and “Royals”

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In this day and age, it’s hardly a rare occasion when a 16 year old singer impresses a few talent show judges and gets 15 minutes (or, more accurately 2 minutes and 30… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: #30-26

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC presents the Best Albums of 2013 Numbers 30 thru 26 30. Trouble Will Find Me – The National While The National don’t progress or indeed offer anything new to outstanding cynics,… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2013: A Love Letter to Music

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*Open the car door, sit, turn the ignition, pop in CD, drive off for the night* This very sequence of events happens every night of which I go out, whether it be to… Continue reading

Bootsy Collins loves Jamie Lee Curtis and Coffee is fantastic

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Pour up…Drank GULP GULP GULP GULP GULP GULP GULP. Mmmm, smell that liquid crack. It smells good, doesn’t it? GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME TO BLOG ABOUT. About forty five minutes ago, I bought… Continue reading

Grammy Nominees: The Breakdown, Part Deux

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Here’s something I never thought I’d say- I’m just going to jump right into this- no long-winded, slightly bitchy introduction. The only thing I love more than airing my grievances is myself because I… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #1- Album of the Year

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#1 – ALBUM OF THE YEAR Frank Ocean – Channel Orange Frank Ocean’s triumph speaks volumes in more ways than meets the eye. It’s been a special year for music. Jack White returned… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #2

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#2. Jack White – Blunderbuss Jack White reigns supreme as the last great rock star. It seemed as if we didn’t know where Jack White was headed after the White Stripes officially dissolved… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #3

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#3. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d City Kendrick Lamar’s conflicted street tale proves to be the spark plug that Hip Hop sorely needed. There have been so many times where many have… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #4

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#4. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill Neil Young makes 60’s spaced-out hippie jams seem cool in 2012. While  Tame Impala goes back to the 60’s and 70’s with their sound,… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #5

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#5. Tame Impala – Lonerism Tame Impala freaks out with a psychedelic rock album that hypnotizes. Through tripped out melodies and lonely thoughts, Kevin Parker’s neo-psychedelic rock band Tame Impala is a force… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #6

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#6. John Mayer – Born and Raised John Mayer owns up to his wrongs in an album that warms the heart. In 2010, John Mayer hit rock bottom. He received well-deserved heat for… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #7

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#7. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do Fiona Apple uses music as therapy… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #8

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#8. Tribes – Baby 2012 brought us many things in terms of music, one of those things is a group of sleazy slackers often referred to as Tribes. These guys are the type… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #9

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#9. The Maccabees – Given to the Wild The Maccabees latest album opens up with an environmental intro that sets the tone for what is to come throughout the rest of their third… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #10

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#10. Ty Segall – Twins In 2012, there are very few artists in rock that can be defined as virtuoso’s. Very few musicians can be well-versed in different aspects of  composition and arrangement… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #15-11

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC presents The Best Albums of 2012 Numbers 15 through 11 Ranking the very best albums of 2012 15. Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys Like Stevie Wonder–who could throw together cloying… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #20-16

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC presents The Best Albums of 2012 Numbers 20 through 16 Ranking the very best albums of 2012 20. Port of Morrow – The Shins With Port of Morrow Mercer digs deep… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #25-21

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC presents The Best Albums of 2012 Numbers 25 through 21 Ranking the very best albums of 2012   25. Dreams and Nightmares – Meek Mill Meek surpasses expectations of his own… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #30-26

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC presents The Best Albums of 2012 Numbers 30 through 26 Ranking the very best albums of 2012 30. Neck of the Woods – Silversun Pickups It’s impossible to deny that not… Continue reading

Grammy Nominees: The Breakdown, Part 1

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I’m not really into industry award shows. Generally, they’re full of wealthy and famous people indulging in their wealth and fame. I’d rather the red carpet be a casual affair. Why don’t you… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #35-31

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC presents the Best Albums of 2012 Numbers 35 through 31 Ranking the very best albums of 2012 35. Night Visions – Imagine Dragons …even though Imagine Dragons might have skipped a few… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2012: #40-36

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TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC PRESENTS the Best Albums of 2012 Numbers 40 through 36 Ranking the very best albums of 2012. 40. My Head is An Animal– Of Monsters and Men This Icelandic six-piece pull off… Continue reading

American Horror Story: Hotel- Episode 2, “Chutes and Ladders”

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ON THE LAST EPISODE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL A bleach-blonde druggie played by Max Greenfield was raped to death (?) by a demon with a metal spike-shaped strap-on. Detective John Lowe investigated… Continue reading

American Horror Story: Hotel- No Vacancy (Unless We’re Talking About The Plot)

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American Horror Story’s main challenge as an anthology series is not only creating a brand-new compelling central plotline every year, but resolving all its moving parts in 13 episodes without it feeling rushed. Jon… Continue reading

Grammy Nominees 2015: The Breakdown

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The 2015 Grammy Awards should be cancelled. Nobody deserves one. Damn it all to hell. I hope, on February 8th, Satan rises up from the inferno (or, more likely, flies over from his… Continue reading