The spectacle that is Kanye West is back for another turn, and people will be jumping through hoops to justify another visit to gawk at it. Some won’t — and with reason.

Kanye West performing atop a mountain at the Verizon Center on November 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. on The Yeezus Tour.

In April, there was an introspective published in Vulture following the news that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s marriage was ending, entitled “The End of Kimye’s Wild Ride.”

Our second playlist, recognizing how “the world continues to adapt to this warped reality,” features Anderson .Paak, The Internet, J. Cole, and Gym Class Heroes.

The Renaissance Project — “Playlist 2: Love in the (Social) Distance” with the foreground depicting two hands intertwined on one person’s shoulder.

Love is love. Even if there’s space separating it.

“LOVE IN THE (Social) DISTANCE” is the second playlist bought to you by The Renaissance Project editors Juwan J. Holmes and Paul K. Barnes. …

One of the most-watched concerts of the year is in need of a serious reboot. We have just the names for people to consider.

By Kyle Denis, Juwan J. Holmes and Paul K. Barnes

The best time on the musical calendar is happening this week: The Super Bowl Halftime Show. One of the biggest, most-watched annual concerts for the last 30 years, mega pop/rock acts Boyz II Men, Diana Ross, U2, Janet Jackson, Paul McCartney, Prince, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry have headlined…

The freshest urban and soul-based tracks out now, including songs by Eric Bellinger, Ty Dolla $ign & ZAYN.

Flavor Waves Playlist logo (“FLAVOR WAVES” in neon with WAVES covered in thin blue waves)

Flavor Waves is here to bring the freshest urban and soul-based tracks of today. Every week, check in to come float in a wave of magic.

Flavor Waves is created and managed by R&B artist & playlist curator Taylor Gray, and is a separately managed, R&B-centric list that will have…

The freshest urban and soul-based tracks in this week’s update includes Ambré, Amorphous, JoJo & Queen Naija.

Welcome back — Flavor Waves is here to bring the freshest urban and soul-based tracks of today. Come float in a wave of magic.

Created and managed by R&B artist & playlist curator Taylor Gray, this is a separately managed, R&B-centric list that will have periodical updates (as of now…

Here’s the freshest urban and soul-based tracks of today, including Bryson Tiller, Jazmine Sullivan, Romen & SZA.

Welcome back — Flavor Waves is here to bring the freshest urban and soul-based tracks of today. Come float in a wave of magic.

As we announced in The Renaissance Rundown #18 to conclude 2020, we are welcoming the Flavor Waves playlist to The Renaissance Project. Created and managed by…

Got a taste for something new? Check out the freshest urban and soul-based tracks of today, curated by Taylor Gray.

Got a taste for something new? Check out Flavor Waves and float in a wave of magic.

As we announced in The Renaissance Rundown #18 to conclude 2020, we are welcoming the Flavor Waves playlist to The Renaissance Project. Created and managed by R&B artist & playlist curator Taylor Gray

The young entertainer reveals his process in creating mashups, speaks on his career aspirations, and admits he doesn’t know how to pronounce Moderat. (Probably like most of us.)

Amorphous, the online mashup sensation, sat with The Renaissance Project earlier in 2020, primarily to speak on their mashup project, Beyoncé x KAYTRANADA, which was subsequently taken down by Bandcamp. We covered a lot of maybe more interesting topics, as featured in our profile, “Amorphous was the winner of 2020…

Through mashups and mixes, a young, Black, gay boy from Philly became the hottest name in all of music. But it wasn’t planned.

Nothing we planned for happened in 2020.

Maybe some of us did plan for chaos to ensue. But, not like this. We did not plan to have to protest several murders due to police brutality, for months, during a deadly viral pandemic, that was itself killing hundreds of thousands, while…

Ah, so that’s what it’s like when a politician at least pretends to be concerned with state violence.

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, is a polarizing figure, both internationally and within the European country. Like leaders in America, Macron has to deal with police brutality, and one of the latest instances of it in Paris has made it even more difficult for the politician to navigate.

Michel…

Juwan J. Holmes

Juwan Holmes is a writer and multipotentialite from Brooklyn, New York. He is the editor of The Renaissance Project. http://juwanthecurator.wordpress.com

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