Rod Wave and Lil Tjay, Two Manufacturers of Sing-Rap With Completely different Chew

Rod Wave and Lil Tjay, Two Brands of Sing-Rap With Different Bite

“Tombstone” from the excellent new Rod Wave album “SoulFly” is an amazing soul hymn about weight that cannot be shouldered. 21-year-old Wave is an affectionate singer who uses a rapper’s cadences, and in this song he finds a way to sing with the gospel – about the burdens of fame and how they are simply … Read more

A Inexperienced Wave? Mexico’s Marijuana Market Might Be Middling

A Green Wave? Mexico’s Marijuana Market May Be Middling

MEXICO CITY – Mexico, a country that has been shaped by cartels for decades, is about to take an important step in drug policy. This week the House of Commons passed a landmark law legalizing recreational marijuana that would make it the world’s largest legal drug market. Given that legalization is far from certain to … Read more