It doesn’t save the album but Ye uses dancehall on Yeezus as a way to further that theme of pain/blues lyrics on dance production. Songs like Bounty Killers “Look into My Eyes” Baby Cham’s “Ghetto Story” and Beenie Man’s “Toy Friend” are recorded on very danceable riddims but the lyrics are either dark or sad (The pain in Beenie’s voice on Toy Friend is so strong like his damn voice breaks as well as my heart). The connection the album has to reggae is so much more than just the obvious dub to dubstep or like reggae soundsystems became hip hop block parties. Kanye wants the listener to know he’s summoning this genre of music and placing in on the same level of the other dance music sampled through out the album. idk i felt like it had to be said, i haven’t read any reviews mentioning dancehall other than something along the lines of “Oh how cute there’s dancehall singers sampled on this album” when it’s a consistent motif throughout the album. idk maybe call me stretch armstrong the way Im reaching
Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, the Humanities Curator provides strong and effective subject expertise and leadership in developing, explicating and managing the Library’s general humanities collections in both print and digital formats.
Serves as the primary curator for general humanities materials in the Stephen A. Schwarzman and oversees the work of humanities selectors.
Builds and spearheads coordination with subject specialists and curators throughout the research centers to develop and implement strategic goals and new policies and procedures.
Participates in the ongoing evaluation and assessment of the collections to identify and build on core collection strengths in literature, religion, philosophy and popular culture.
Manages portions of the materials acquisitions budget and makes allocation recommendations.
In collaboration with others, actively engages with researchers to provide specialized research services including individualized and in-depth consultations and explores opportunities for collaboration.
Represents and promotes the collections in teaching and learning activities that engage educators and students in the use of the humanities collections; further promotes the collections through blogs, websites, exhibitions, and publications that highlight collection strengths.
Builds and strengthens collaborative relationships and projects with peer library partners, including ReCAP and MaRLI initiatives.
Expands outreach to local, national, and international audiences.
Participates in grant and external funding activities, including preparing proposals and managing specific grant-funded projects.
Identifies, evaluates and prioritizes materials for digitization initiatives and helps facilitate the use of digital collections.
Working with others, identifies and sets priorities for cataloging and special preservation projects.
Serves on relevant committees and task forces.
Maintains a personal program of continuous education and professional development and assists other staff members in developing such programs for themselves.
Represents the library in professional organizations and national initiatives in the humanities.
Spearheads digital humanities initiatives in close collaboration with others, including NYPL Labs, the Library’s experimental design and technology unit.
Keeps abreast of the changing needs of readers and researchers, as well as trends in research libraries, collection development, digital publishing, and Humanities scholarship."
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