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 Pigeon & Planes

Pigeon & Planes

What Does the Word "Mixtape" Mean in 2016?

Those who know me best know that I am a lover of mixtapes and independent artists. The freedom allows artists to produce a body of work that's authentic, raw and not restricted by the many confines of music labels. From its initial purpose in needing to record and circulate live shows to housing some of the hottest exclusives in hip hop, the mixtape has and continues to evolve. Chance the Rapper has made the mixtape synonymous to the album, all without signing to a record company. So one must ask, outside of distribution, is there still a viable space for music labels? Read more here!


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BuzzFeed/via freepik.com

17 Websites That Will Actually Change Your Life

Who doesn't like a life hack? Check out Buzzfeed's 17 Websites That Will Actually Change Your Life, and find a site to change your life for the better. I've already started using at least two!


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To the First Lady, With Love

Michelle Obama was, and will continue to be, a boss whether inside or outside of the White House. She was fierce, authentic and intelligent before becoming the First Lady, and she will continue to be after. Read these 4 powerful thank you notes to the First Lady here.


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Buzzfeed

Book Recommendations That Will Get You Through The Next Few Weeks

I always love getting dope book recommendations. Here are some featured on Another Round's most recent episode. Have more book recommendations? Leave them in the comment section below or share them by tweeting us @firstyearprj!


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blkcreatives.com

The Miseducation of Finding a Mentor

Finding a mentor is hard. Finding a mentor that's a great fit is even harder, especially if you've exceeded the age range of most mentoring programs. Why is it so hard, and how should you be looking for in a mentor? Find out by reading the entire article here.


How Do You Tell An Artist Their Music Sucks? Asking For A Friend...

A lot of the advice in this article can be applied to giving almost anyone in any industry feedback. So whether you are friends with artists or friends with writers, here's some help in giving quality feedback. Read the entire article here.

 

Other Reads + Gentle Reminders

 
 The Rev. Rigel Dawson, who leads North Central Church of Christ in Flint, took on the responsibility of distributing bottled water to his congregation. With him is his son, Roman. (Brittany Greeson/The Washington Post)

The Rev. Rigel Dawson, who leads North Central Church of Christ in Flint, took on the responsibility of distributing bottled water to his congregation. With him is his son, Roman. (Brittany Greeson/The Washington Post)


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