"I was like, “You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better — make better music.” It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?… This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether people wanna say it’s racial, or whether it’s just the fact that he tapped into something we can’t tap into. That’s just how the cards fall. Own your shit."
“To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!” 

— Drake, in an upcoming Rolling Stone interview, reacting to Macklemore’s apologetic text message to Kendrick Lamar after besting him in the Best Rap Album Grammy. 

"I was like, “You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better — make better music.” It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?… This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether people wanna say it’s racial, or whether it’s just the fact that he tapped into something we can’t tap into. That’s just how the cards fall. Own your shit."

“To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!” 

— Drake, in an upcoming Rolling Stone interview, reacting to Macklemore’s apologetic text message to Kendrick Lamar after besting him in the Best Rap Album Grammy. 

Half Star’s 2013 Favorite Albums and EPs round-up begins! 
Every year, “best of” season comes around and this year I just wanted to post my favorite 40 albums and EPs. Ratings come and go, but these are the releases I kept going back to again and again— 2013 releases that proved memorable, remarkable or just plain got better over time. 
Click the links to see the original ratings and links to hear and buy.
Part 1 of 4:
• Disclosure - Settle • James Blake - Overgrown• Kanye West - Yeezus• Annie - The A&R EP• Rhye - Woman• Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety• VV Brown - Samson & Delilah• David Bowie - The Next Day• Daft Punk - Random Access Memories• Cassie - RockAByeBaby Mixtape


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Half Star’s 2013 Favorite Albums and EPs round-up begins! 

Every year, “best of” season comes around and this year I just wanted to post my favorite 40 albums and EPs. Ratings come and go, but these are the releases I kept going back to again and again— 2013 releases that proved memorable, remarkable or just plain got better over time. 

Click the links to see the original ratings and links to hear and buy.

Part 1 of 4:

• Disclosure - Settle 
• James Blake - Overgrown
• Kanye West - Yeezus
• Annie - The A&R EP
• Rhye - Woman
• Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
• VV Brown - Samson & Delilah
• David Bowie - The Next Day
• Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
• Cassie - RockAByeBaby Mixtape

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