The Pierznik Monthly Reading Review Volume 42 (March 2018)

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The March edition of my monthly reading review list.

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A Musical Trip Through the Cosmos – Alpha & Scorcese’s “A World Only Gods Know” Reviewed

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After four decades, it’s hard to create a hip-hop project that doesn’t sound like everything else that has come before it while also maintaining the elements of what has made the music endure and grow for so long.

Sometimes, though, an album finds a new space that hasn’t been plundered yet. A World Only Gods Know, the new project from Scorcese and Alpha Davis, aims to be one those albums.

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“Classic Albums” Documentary: Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’

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For years, it felt as if there were no interest in what went into the making of a hip-hop classic.

While other genres, most notably rock, had the backstories of their best results covered extensively (largely because it was often the favorite music of the people in charge of such things), there was not much insight into how a hip-hop classic is made.

Fortunately, that has changed and hip-hop documentaries abound.

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