Which episode each song on the Insecure Season 2 Soundtrack was featured on

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Insecure released their season 2 soundtrack, featuring music from this season, and also all of Issa’s mirror raps. I highlighted each episode that the song was featured in below. Check that out and stream the soundtrack below.

Cheater for One-Issa Ray- Episode 1 “Hella Great”

Insecure-Jazmine Sullivan, Bryson Tiller-Episode 5 “Hella Shook”

Supermodel-SZA- Episode 2 “Hella Questions

Attitude-Leikeli47- Episode 1 “Hella Great”

Crew-GoldLink, Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy-Episode 1 “Hella Great”

Go Low-Issa Rae-Episode 2 “Hella Questions

A Lite-Buddy-Episode 3 “Hella Open”

Real Bitch ProblemsTT The Artist-Episode 3 “Hella Open”

Lowkey-Kari Faux-Episode 7 “Hella Disrespectful”

Run Up-Cam & China-Episode 2 “Hella Questions”

Hoe For It-Issa Rae-Episode 3 “Hella Open”

Poppin’-Rico Nasty-Episode 3 “Hella Open”

Run Me Dry-Bryson Tiller- Episode 4 “Hella LA”

Hit The Ceiling-LION BABE- Episode 1 “Hella Great”

Fine Line-Jorja Smith- Episode 8 “Hella Perspective”

Feels Like-NAO- Episode 6 “Hella Blows”

Rejected-Issa Rae- Episode 6 “Hella Blows”

Quicksand-SZA-Episode 8 “Hella Perspective”

Morning Blues-Smiles Davis, Bosco, Tola- Episode 1 “Hella Great”

Matthew In The Middle-Sean Leon, Daniel Caesar-Episode 4 “Hella LA”

Gucci Ice Cream-Girls In The Yard- Episode 6 “Hella Blows”

Bloct-Issa Rae-Episode 7 “Hella Disrespectful”

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Before Insecure, Frank Ocean was the soundtrack of a Gossip Girl episode

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Insecure has been dropping Frank Ocean lyrics in every episode of Season 2, but this isn’t the first time that Frank Ocean has been featured on a TV show. Back in 2012, during the finale season of Gossip Girl and after the release of his debut album, Channel Orange, Frank Ocean’s music was featured on the popular show.  This was the first and only time a Gossip Girl episode featured music from only one artist, and the first time Frank Ocean  music was featured on television.

The songs that were featured were “Super Rich Kids,” “Lost,” “Sweet Life,” “Pyramids,”  and “Thinkin ‘Bout You.”

Check out a playlist for this episode below:

What is your favorite Gossip Girl moment? What is your favorite song from Channel Orange.

Red Bull Sound Select Announces 30 Days in Chicago Schedule

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Red Bull announced the schedule for the highly anticipated 30 Days in Chicago concert series. Each day, except for Thanksgiving, has an event.

Tickets for each show are $15 plus fees, which vary by location. Tickets are on sell now.

Check out the schedule below. Who are you most excited to see?

November 1 – Young Thug @ Metro
November 2 – Whitney, NE-Hi, Mt Joy @ Metro
November 3 – Kehlani, Kodie Shane, Blaise Moore @ Riviera Theater
November 4 – Fake Shore Drive 10th Anniversary with Tee Grizzley @ Portage Theater
November 5 – Polica, Ohmme @ House of Vans
November 6 – Music + Photography Master Class @ The Annex
November 7 – Mitski, Miya Folick, Hazel English @ Lincoln Hall
November 8 – Syd, Charlotte Day Wilson, Bailey Wiley @ The Metro
November 9 – Thalia Hall, Kali Uchis, Twelve’len, Elley Duhé @ Thalia Hall
November 10 – Ibeyi, TheMIND, Koda @ Metro
November 11 – 6lack, Toby Lou, Emi @ Thalia Hall
November 12 – Sabrina Claudio, Kiya Lacey, Amanda Delara @ Schuba’s
November 13 – Event To Be Announced
November 14 – Subterranean, Jorja Smith, Dizzy Fae, Snoh Aalegra @ Subterranean
November 15 – Parquet Courts, Meat Wave @ Empty Bottle
November 16 – Mura Masa, Tennyson, Bonzai @ Concord Music Hall
November 17 – Alice Glass, NOLIFE, Nadia Tehran @ Subterranean
November 18 – Amine, Pell, A2 @ Metro
November 19 – Lizzo, Bia, Junglepussy @ Thalia Hall
November 20 – Daniel Caesar, SiR, Cherrie @ Reggies Rock Club
November 21 – Noname, The Last Artful, Dodgr, Buddy @ Concord Music Hall
November 22 – Jacob Banks, JØSEPH, Durand Jones & The Indications @ Lincoln Hall
November 23 – Thanksgiving (No Event)
November 24 – Eryn Allen Kayne, Sidewalk Chalk @ Fourth Presbyterian Church
November 25 – Kweku Collins, Kamau, Trapo @ SPACE
November 26 – Smino, Ravyn Lenae / Monte Booker, Bari / Jay2 @ Lincoln Hall
November 27 – Jungle, NoMBe, Drama Duo @ Metro=
November 28 – Xavier Omär, Jesse Baez, Jake & Papa @ Chop Shop
November 29 – Khalid, Amber Mark, Marteen Estevez @ Aragon Ballroom
November 30 – Migos & Lil Yachty, Ro Ransom, Shaboozey @ Riviera Theatre

SZA, Smino and Ravyn Lenae are in complete CTRL during tour

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When I heard about SZA was going on tour to support her debut album CTRL, I was super excited about the opening acts too. Sometimes opening acts can seem like an after fact that the label just puts on the tour and many people skip them, but I always enjoy seeing the opening acts because it is a great way to be introduced to new music. For SZA’s tour I liked how to picked Smino and Ravyn Lenae as her supporting acts because I felt like their music and artistry were a good match for her. I’ve also seen the both live before and listen to their music, so I knew it would be a good show.

Photos by Ariana LaBarrie/fresh pair of iis

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First up was Ravyn Lenae.  She sang songs off her projects “Midnight Moonlight” and “Moon Shoes.”  I’ve seen her before opening for Teyana Taylor last year, so I was excited to see her again.  Even though she performs for such large crowds, she also is so personable and warm– it is nice to see that type of stage presence.

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Next up was Smino. His album “blkswn” is one of my favorite album this year and I’ve seen him twice before, so I was hype to see him live again.   The St. Louis native wore an old school Pistons jersey, but he definitely repped his hometown-during an break between performing songs off “blkswn,” he performed a medley of St. Louis hits, including “Air Force Ones, and “E.I.”  My online wish was that Ravyn and Smino performed “Glass Flows”

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I always say the best way to experience an album is by hearing it played by a live band.  While obviously that can’t always happen, I was happy that I was able to listen to CTRL performed live.  It definitely gives a different feeling to the album.  SZA voice is amazing live, and while her she is this huge rising star, her style of wearing khakis and Chucks showed that fame hasn’t changed her.

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Set List:

Supermodel
Anything
Broken Clocks
Go Gina
Drew Barrymore
HiiiJack
Child’s Play
Normal Girl
Prom
Garden (Say It Like Dat)
Doves in the Wind
Love Galore
The Weekend
Wavy (Interlude)
Babylon

All The Frank Ocean Lyrics from Insecure Season 2

As I guessed early in the season, Frank Ocean lyrics have been in each episode of Season 2 since Episode 2. Following the same structure as the Drake lyrics from last season, each lyric is subtly apart of each episode. Check out the lyrics for each episode, and click here for the Drake lyrics from last season.

Episode 1

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As I stated in a previous post, Lawrence ask where the Frank Ocean pillow is, and Issa says she spilled something on it.

Episode 2

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“She’s working at the Pyramid tonight.”-Pyramids

Episode 3

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“I’ve got to tell you how much I vibe with you” -Solo

Episode 4

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“My waves wouldn’t dip back then,” -Ivy

“Fuck me good, fuck me long, fuck me numb” -Novacane

Episode 5

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“I’ve been thinking ’bout you,” -Thinkin Bout You

Episode 6

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“Shut the fuck up, I don’t want your conversation” -Nights

Episode 7

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“Lost in the heat of it all”-Lost

Episode 8

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“Too many bottles of this wine we can’t pronounce”-Super Rich Kids

Red Bull SoundSelect announces 30 Days in Chicago concert series

Red Bull SoundSelect is known for its monthly concerts highlighting both new and established artists, but in November it will host a 30 day concert series in Chicago.

I’m beyond excited about this. It like having an extra long music festival in the colder months.

The lineup is incredible too. Check out the lineup here, but some of my favorite include Khalid, Kehlani and Smino.

You need to be a Red Bull SoundSelect member to buy tickets, and according the Chicago Tribune tickets will be around $15 and will be a limit of 2 tickets per member.

Who are you most excited to see? While considering what shows you are buying tickets for, check out the this playlist for 30 Days In Chicago made by Red Bull.

The significant “Old Taylors” from the “Look What You Made Me Do” Video that relate to Calvin Harris

In Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video, the major moment is the when the old Taylors are climbing to the top. While many of the Taylors represent different eras of her career, some of the Taylor are significant moments from her relationship with Calvin Harris.

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One of the Taylor wears her outfit from the 2015 Billboard awards. This was a significant moment in their relationship because this was the first time they were at an entertainment event together as a couple. Calvin also kissed her when she won an award. This is considered the confirmation of their relationship.

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The old Taylor from 2015 IHeartRadio Award was also a major moment for Calvin and Taylor. When winning the award for best tour, she thanks her boyfriend Adam, Calvin Harris’ real name.

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While some can argue that she just happened to have these outfits in her closet still, Taylor has shown that nothing is coincidence and may be a dig at Calvin.

Check out the entire video below.

Every Color of Chance The Rapper’s ‘3’ Hat So Far

At Sunday’s Video Music Awards, Chance wore the yellow hat of his signature ‘3,’ adding another color to the collection. It was previously featured in his Teen Vogue cover shoot, but this was the first time he wore it out in public.

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Let’s take a look back at all the colorways of the hat so far.

Early 2016-Black

Chance traded his Sox hat for the 3 hat around the time he announced he was releasing “Coloring Book” in early 2016. This color option is also featured on the mixtape cover.  The hate is available online.

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August 2016-Khaki

Chance premiered the khaki color around the time of the 2016 Video Music Awards, to match his khaki overalls.  He has continued to wear the hat on many occasions.

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September 2016-Red

Chance premiered the red hat during Beyonce’s 70s theme birthday party. This hat has been in his rotation since, including being in the “Same Drugs” video.

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February 2017-Orange

Chance wore the orange hat for the photo shoot for the “Thank You Obama” clothing collection.  It hasn’t been apart of his hat rotation since.

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May 2017-Light Blue

The light blue version premiered around the time of the “I’m The One” video. This hat has been worn frequently and is available online.

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May 2017-Yellow

Chance wore the yellow hat for his Teen Vogue cover shoot. It made a reappearance at this year’s VMAs.

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August 2017-Hunter Green

While announcing that he was giving out free State backpacks at the Bud Billiken parade, Chance wore this hunter green version for the shoot.

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What is your favorite color of the hat so far?

Chance The Rapper’s Bud Billiken Commemorative Shirt is available for purchase online

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Earlier this month, Chance The Rapper was Chance The Grand Marshal for the annual Bud Billiken Parade on the South Side. During the celebration, he wore this special edition Social Works shirt with a cartoon version of himself.

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Now the shirt is available on the Social Works for $40. I love the cartoon version of Chance and think its really cute. I also like the 3 detail. The shirt also features the mission statement for Social Works on the back “To inspire creativity, to build dreams, to let you, be you.”

You can purchase the shirt here.