Posts by Samuel Schoenecker

Chief Keef and the Murderer’s Melody

On August 5th of 2011, 15-year-old Keith Cozart, better known as “Chief Keef,” released a music video for one of his first real songs, “Bang,” featuring he and his friends showing their gang signs to the camera. When released, this song took the online rap community by storm, with Chief Keef becoming a staple of hip-hop lovers’ musical libraries almost overnight. Written, recorded, and filmed all while Keef was under

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James Blake: Progress in Retrograde

In the 1960s, Bob Dylan refined an alternative approach to folk music that helped redefine the music industry generally. Dylan proved that a song didn’t have to rely so heavily on its musicality, whether acoustic or electric; the audience could focus as much or more on the lyrics and the story they told. Even with Dylan fading from relevancy, people are still reminded of his impact and have started to

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Mars One: The Project Is Underway

Mars One, the brainchild of entrepreneurs Bas Lansdrop and Arno Wielders, will pioneer a sustainable living alternative for humans on Mars and deliver a reality TV show in the process. Regardless of the outcome, the project will inspire a number of advancements in environmental and transportation areas. Lansdrop and Wielders will bring about this project in three stages that will take place over the next 10 years: crew selection, preparation, and execution.

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Justin Bieber: Just another Kid with Dumb Tattoos

When footage of 20-year-old pop star Justin Bieber’s deposition was leaked online, the public showed disgust with his behavior during the proceedings as he completely ignored the interviewer, made idiotic jokes, winked at the camera, and generally proved himself the picture of arrogance. Bieber’s history has led many to believe that he’s the poster boy for juvenile delinquency. Arrested earlier this year for drag racing and a DUI at the

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