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gaga inspirations

so here are some of gaga’s facebook posts… about her inspirations of each song and the meaning behind.

’I started writing BORN THIS WAY in Manchester + Liverpool. I knew it had to be the first single. It still gets me every time.’

GOVERNMENT HOOKER was inspired by Marilyn Monroe + political mistresses. I wonder what they were privy to + what they affected.’

AMERICANO is what the American dream means to me. #LipstickRevolution’

‘I wrote MARRY THE NIGHT about having a good time in NY with my friends, and how I would never be a Hollywood girl.’

’I wrote HAIR about how my parents used to get pissed at my outfits and my hair when I was a kid.’

'I went to a dirty party in Berlin, and wrote SHEIßE the next day. It’s about wanting to be bad without permission. Shit.’

BLOODY MARY is about living halfway between reality and fantasy.’

BLACK JESUS was Justin Timberlake’s favorite. Its about how putting on a new spirit is as easy as putting on fashion. Amen.’

BAD KIDS is inspired by stories many monsters shared with me on the road. I wanted a song to tribute their stories. ImABadKidToo’

'FASHION OF HIS LOVE is about Alexander McQueen.’

HIGHWAY UNICORN is about me. Flying down the road, with nothing but a dream.’

'Wrote YOÜ and I in 10 minutes on the piano I learned on in NY. A boy dared me to write a hit. Brian May played guitar on it!’

THE QUEEN is about bravery. Being unafraid to be great.’

'I began writing ELECTRIC CHAPEL in Australia. I finished it in Europe on my tourbus. Its about needing to feel safe to find love.’

'HEAVY METAL LOVER is about “tonight bring all your friends, because a group does it better.”’

'On my birthday I drank a whole bottle of wine and danced to THE EDGE OF GLORY by myself. It was the best bday ever.’

i want Duke Thomas to get a solo series AND I want him to be a regular in other series. I want him to bond with the other badkids. I want him to bond with other superheroes. I want him to bond with random civilians at 3am in the Gotham equivalent of a Waffle House. I want him to become so deeply ingrained in the DC canon that NO ONE (not the fans, not the writers, and not even other characters) can deny that he is good and loved and important. 

Nas | illmatic 22 yrs later


In 1994, coming straight out of Queensbridge, a young lyricist Nasir Jones debuts his highly anticipated album Illmatic and changes the East Coast rap game forever. Now known through different aliases such as Nasty Nas, God’s Son, Nas Escobar and Nastradamus; back then he was just Nas, a kid giving us a glimpse into his life and what it meant to have a New York state of mind.

Illmatic had only ten songs but five producers including Pete Rock, Q-Tip and DJ Premier.

An intelligent flow blending effortlessly with the beats laid. He’s not just saying something; he’s giving you some insight. An album that demands to be heard, don’t disrespect it by just putting it on shuffle and going about your day. One of those albums you have to own a vinyl of. You can feel the jazz notes float up to the celling, the drums beating off your walls. A true classic, an art form that doesn’t fade with time, it compromises and excels. You listen to the album and feel yourself exhale.

The album opens up with The Genesis.

“Stop fucking around and be a man,
There ain’t nothing out here for you.”

“Oh yes there is, this!”

 

There is a lot of negativity that get’s planted inside of a young upcoming artists head, bricks of self doubt can bury you before your bloom.

Nas overcame this because he believed in his poetry. He believed in his craft. He believed that Hip-Hop is where his heart is at. This is what the album is all about.

One love,

Written by: @badkid-madcity | Music Journalist | HipHopClassicks