Sail Out will sail into your list of favourite albums!

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Sail Out is Jhené Aiko’s new EP on the market of music. A full-tracked album consists of 12 songs. When there aren’t enough songs to make a full album it is called an EP. This American beauty graciously blessed her fans and gave them a chance to see a different side of her. Her EP allows fans to have a different take on her and her music about real life situations. Jhené takes time to tell stories about her life through her music. Her angelic voice was a favourite amongst fans and they have been hooked ever since.

The album begins with The Vapors (ft. Vince Staples), a song where Jhené reminisces about a relationship that didn’t work out because they weren’t meant to be together. She describes that the vapour of the weed makes them believe they are still in love, so basically their relationship is a hallucination, with her repeating the question “Can I hit it again?” .Two well-known favourites from the EP are Bed Peace and The Worst. Bed Peace (ft. Childish Gambino), a song about what the perfect day would be like and what would happen. The Worst is one of those songs that have you singing along but at the end thinking, ‘What is this song really about?’ In this song Jhené repeats the words “I don’t need you but I want to/ I don’t mean to but I love you”, again we have a relationship based song describing the negative effects that a relationship may have on an individual.

Sail Out is filled with emotions, confessions, day-dreams and plenty of weed-talk. Definitely a must have.

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She is The New Classic!

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Get out of the way Nicki Minaj, this new girl is taking the rap world by storm! Her name is Iggy Azalea. Iggy has been in the music industry for a while but her single ‘Work’ was the song that put her on the map and has earned her quite a few loyal fans.

Her new album, The New Classic was released on 21 April 2014 and was number 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album features artists such as T.I, Rita Ora, Watch the Duck, and Charli XCX. A single off The New Classic that is making waves right now is Fancy, which features Charli XCX, where Iggy speaks about the kind of girl that she is. ‘Fancy’ is one of those songs with a catchy chorus that would have you singing over and over. As a bonus, Iggy uses scenes from the movie Clueless for the music video of Fancy. Another crowd favourite is her song Work. In Work, Iggy tells us about her life and how she has struggled to get to where she is today. She describes different kinds of ‘hustles’ that people go through in order to make it to the top.

The New Classic is definitely for those die hard rap lovers who appreciates hard, straight forward lyrics and sick beats. “Who that? Who that? I.G.G.Y!”

…Yours Truly, Ariana Grande

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Yours Truly is Ariana Grande’s debut studio album filled with love and all things happy. ‘Baby I’, ‘Right There’, ‘The Way’ and ‘Almost Is Never Enough’ are some of the well-known tracks that can be enjoyed on album.

‘Tattooed Heart’ has a different kind of feeling and sound to it. It will take you way back and make you feel as if you are at a Dream Girls show. ‘Right There’, which features Big Sean, is a song dedicated to a guy and in it she is reminding him of the kind of girl she is and that she will always be there for him. ‘The Way’, featuring Mac Miller was the first song released prior to the album. It is all about love, love and more love. In this song, you will get the feeling that Ariana has her head in the clouds, expressing her feelings and confessing her love saying: “And I don’t care who sees it babe/I don’t want to hide the way I feel when you next to me”.

In this album, Ariana Grande definitely does a great job by embracing the side that all of her fans know and love. Yours Truly is the kind of album that you can have on repeat, singing along with a joyful heart all day, every day. But for those who are going through bad break ups, you might want to skip this one.

What does Freedom of Speech Look like?

Raif Badawi, born on the 13 January 1984 in Saudi Arabia, is a writer and an activist. He is married to Ensaf Haidar and has three kids. He is the creator of an online blog called Free Saudi Liberals. Raif used this blog to voice his opinion about what goes on and about the laws that are set in Saudi Arabia. According to critics,He used this website to insult Islam.

In 2012, Raif was arrested for creating a blog that broke Saudi Arabian strict electronic rules including being charged with apostasy;when muslims question any of the laws of Islam, for example the Sharia Law or someone who had insulted Allah, but this charge was later cleared in 2013. According to The Guadian, his website was forcibly shut down shortly after he was arrested in 2012.

Raif was first sentenced to seven years in prison and to six hundred lashes but was resentenced in 2014 to ten years in prison and one thousand lashes. Amnesty International has sinced called him a “prisoner of consciousness” ; a term used to describe anyone that was sentenced to prison on a basis of race, religion or political views. It can also refer to someone who was sent to prison because of expressing their human rights in a peaceful manner and also standing firm to what they believe in.

Raif’s punishment has been set out to him receiving fifty lashes every Friday, after mosque or prayer time.According to Amnesty International UK, on January 9th this year (2015),Raif was taken to a public space in front of the al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah,where he received his first round of fifty lashes in front of a large crowd. Raif was handcuffed,his ankles were shackled and his face wasn’t covered. The flogging will take place over nineteen weeks which means there are 950 lashes that Raif must still endure. It is said that the second round of flogging that was suppose to take place the following Friday, were postponed due to doctor reports saying that Raif was not physically ready to receive the lashes so soon. Doctors said he could suffer mental and physical damage if this should continue. It is disturbing knowing that a large crowd of people turned up to witness the lashing of another human being. What’s even more upsetting is that these people are seeing this guy as someone who did something wrong and who believes that he deserves all the lashes coming his way. When infact,this guy has raised eyebrows and encouraged people to question certain laws and notice inequality before it becomes you

The flogging of Raif Badawi has caused a stir and has had people standing up and supporting him from all over the world,saying that his punishment is unnecessary and of an unfair nature. Blogs, forums and Facebook pages has been started, demanding the freedom of Raif Badawi.

So what does Freedom of speech look like if that when you raise your voice and do something about the way feel, you are punished in such an extreme manner? This should be a reason for you to question everything that happens and everything that goes on in Our world. Don’t be like dead fish and go with the flow. You were made to stand for something that you believe in, Use your voice!