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Rhyanna Morgan + William Garner on 'Atlanta', music tech & Kanye West | WSH Radio (Ep. 7)

Project curator Larry J. Sanders is joined by television and film critic Rhyanna Morgan and project contributor William Garner to discuss the current season of Atlanta (3:00), the transition from CDs to digital music (17:15), re-rank our favorite Kanye West albums (26:20), Lupe Fiasco’s legacy (36:00), and Big Sean’s “corniness” (41:00).

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Finally Famous: The Essay

You hear Big Sean rap “hit after hit / check the batting average” on “Moves,” track six on his forthcoming I Decided., and you’re forced to recognize that, no, those aren't alternative facts. He’s on an incredible winning streak. TWENTY88, his joint project with his buddy Jhené Aiko, very nearly made my 2016 list of favorite albums, and “Bounce Back” is one of the five best things he’s ever done, hands down. It’s so much fun watching him right now; he’s in a zone, more confident than he’s ever been, and definitely aware that all he can do is be the best version of himself. I do believe Sean was always cognizant of the lack of respect he’d be given in comparison with his contemporaries, but it’s clear now that he doesn’t care. He beat the odds: he’s made it to his fourth album while a ton of his peers have been one-and-done, if they even get that far.

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