Author: Kody McCann

Brothers

I am the youngest of four children, with two sisters and one brother, all growing up in and around Boston, Massachusetts. My sister Kait is the oldest at 32, my brother Kevin is 31, and my sister Kellie is 22. I have always connected with my sister Kait through academics. She was always a role model for my academic behavior and, although at times it was annoying and belittling, I would not be the student I am today without her pressure, and I owe her big time. Kellie is the closest to me in age and we love the same music, movies, theatre, and more. She now lives in California but every time we see each other we pick up right where we left off. She is pretty cool. And then there is Kevin. I will be honest, growing up we never got along. It’s just a fact. He played video games and I did not. I liked school, and he hated it. Our mutual love for sports only went as far as we both played basketball. We rarely had those typical brotherly conversations about professional sports teams and who was going to make the playoffs. He tossed me around and beat me up to “make me tough,” which was not appreciated. But, so what? He is my big brother and we have different interests. But that isn’t the...

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REVIEW: This Unruly Mess I’ve Made or The Heist Again?

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis self-released their second studio album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, on February 26, 2016. There was some advertising before the release, but it was not as hyped as it could have been after coming off their Grammy Award-winning debut album The Heist. Like The Heist, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made features over 15 different artists, ranging from global icon Ed Sheeran, to great verses by Chance the Rapper, KRS-One, and Anderson Paak, to hip-hop pioneers like Melle Mel, Kool Me Dee, and Grandmaster Caz. It includes songs that tackle drug addiction, raising a child, fame...

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