All Falls Down

“All Falls Down”, written by Kanye West and interpolating Lauryn Hill’s “Mystery of Iniquity” in the chorus, appears on West’s debut album “The College Dropout”, released in 2004. West originally used the original “Mystery of Iniquity” but failed to acquire the legal clearance to use the original sample, therefore asking American R&B singer Syleena Johnson […]

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

“Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” is the fifth track off of the same titled album released by American hip-hop duo OutKast in 1994. The track is over five minutes long, filled with increments of smooth jazz, funky soul and a hip-hop beat. The track was written and produced by “Organized Noize”, a production team from Atlanta, Georgia. It consist […]

Bury A Friend

“bury a friend” is the tenth track off of Billie Eilish’s debut studio album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, released back in March earlier this year. Written by Billie and her co-writer and producer brother Finneas, “bury a friend” is a song that discusses themes of death, disorientation, the concept of […]

Bad Guy

“bad guy” is the second track off of young pop genius Billie Eilish’s highly anticpated debut album: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”. Written by both Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell (also known as FINNEAS), the song is catchy, dark and enticing all at the same time. As with a lot […]

Me Myself And I

The track that was American hip-hop trio De la Soul’s only US #1, “Me Myself And I”, is the 20th song off of the group’s 1989 album: “3 Feet High and Rising”. The track is a self-love anthem, celebrating individuality and being proud to be yourself. The song also acts as a commentary mixing with […]

Born in the U.S.A

“Born in the U.S.A” is one of rock legend Bruce Springsteen’s most infamous songs, off of the same titled album released in 1984. The track discusses the mistreatment of American soldiers during the Vietnam War and the harmful effects from the event. The track was originally written in 1981, as the main song for the […]

B.o.B

“B.O:B” (standing for “bombs over Baghdad”) is the 11th track off of the 24-track-long 2000 album “Stankonia” from incredible rap group OutKast, who are also known for their hits such as “Ms Jackson”, “Roses” and “Hey Ya!”. Despite the track being titled “B.O.B”. the track actually has nothing to do with politics or the country, […]

Ready or Not

“Ready or Not” is the third track off the second studio album “ The Score” from famous American hip-hop group Fugees. With it reaching the charts globally, the track is a signature from the group. Their name comes from the term “refugees”, as one of the members Neclust Wyclef Jean is from Haiti. “Ready or […]

Smells Like Teen Spirit

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” is arguably legendary American rock band Nirvana’s signature track. The track was the band’s biggest hit, which lead the band to hate their success and the aftermath of fame and attention the band; the frontman of the band (Kurt Cobain) sadly committed suicide in 1994. Despite the track having a worldwide […]

Can I Kick It?

The third single from hip-hip collective “A Tribe Called Quest” shows off “Can I Kick It?” on their debut album “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”, released in 1990. The band members consisted of MC and primary producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg, DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad and MC Jarobi White, and […]