1,000 Days Of The 1D Boys Going Solo

To All The Boys I've 'Stanned' Before: Niall, Harry, Louis, Liam, And Zayn

When will you all return?

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It's been over 1,000 days since the boys of One Direction went on a hiatus. They claimed they would only be gone for about 18 months, but that break turned into something permanent once their separate solo careers began taking off. I, like any other die-hard fan, misses them dearly and wished they'll come back, even if that wish is felt deep deep down.

Don't get me wrong, I'm so happy that they're happy now making the kind of music they want to make, but I'll always miss the magic of One Direction and their concerts. Even after Zayn left, the boys put on a spectacle of a show for us. I miss the energy and the unity of a fandom that was not torn apart by solo careers.

But I'm not here to discuss the fandom or the drama, I'm simply here to discuss how each boy is doing and explore how distinct their music is from one another.

Let's start with Niall. Niall is doing what he loves, there is no doubt about that. The boy has some serious country vibes radiating off of his music and his sets. His music is the most similar to One Directions. He has slow ballads that clearly show he has been heartbroken and some upbeat songs that get anyone in the mood to dance. His voice is calming and serene and is by far one of my favorite sounds in the world. Niall is touring worldwide at the moment and comes to Tampa next weekend! I will be seeing him live again after 3 years and I could not be more excited to hear him sing his new songs, speak in his Irish accent, and cover fan favorites from 1D like Fool's Gold.

Harry took the world by storm this past year, touring worldwide and selling out arenas everywhere. His catchphrase "Treat People With Kindness" caught on and had become my mantra. Style's new music is eccentric and very different from that of One Direction's. He had a rock vibe to his sound that fans adore. He does covers of classics like The Chain by Fleetwood Mac and has entire arenas of people who weren't even alive during that era, singing along. He also plays 1D's hit, Olivia before his shows to hype up the crowd and gives them a bit of nostalgia. His vocals match the music and his energy on stage definitely matches as well. I went to his concert in Ft. Lauderdale in June and had a blast. He is incredibly talented vocally and puts on shows that you never want to end.

Louis had taken his solo time to not only release some bops but to judge in Britain's famous singing competition, the X-Factor (the show that started it all for 1D). Louis has had multiple songs that all have an EDM sound. His voice fits that style perfectly. The songs are mostly upbeat and fun to dance to. Louis was known as one of the main songwriters of 1D, so his new songs are all lyrically brilliant. He is beyond talented and has told fans that even though he is on the X-Factor's judges panel, that he will still be releasing a full album soon!

Liam Payne has had quite a busy break. First, he became a father to his son Bear, then he began putting out songs. His musical style, in my opinion, is not one that compliments his voice the way it should. His songs are very generic and sound similar to other things that are repetitive on the radio. His songs, while catchy for the most part, are not lyrically the best. I have seen Liam sing live twice with 1D and I can guarantee you that he had the voice of an angel. He can hit incredibly high notes and does riffs like nobody's business. I hope he releases more music soon and had some ballads that really show off his vocals.

Zayn has to be mentioned. No shade! I swear. I think Zayn's first solo album was pretty great. I loved a lot of his songs and can tell that the R&B; sound is something he really wanted to pursue. His vocals are shown beautifully in most songs. He has collaborated with many famous artists and has made songs that are on movies like 50 Shades of Grey. He is doing well for himself, although he has not toured at all. I'm not sure why he hasn't. He has said that he had anxiety while performing online and was more comfortable with others on stage, but you can't have it all. I hope he'll tour one day because his vocals live are magnificent.

Overall, the boys, now men, are all doing well and I wish them luck on any future music projects. Maybe they'll come back one day, and maybe I won't have to spend all this money seeing them tour separately, but if I have to, I'll keep doing just that, because whether they are together or apart, I can't deny that they are my favorite performers ever.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    ASU's Amontá Jones Is Making Moves With His Music

    Amontá Jones has been on the grind writing, producing and performing rap music to reach his goals as a musician.

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    ASU freshman, Amontá Jones, expresses his love and passion for music through rapping and producing his own music. Jones is 19 years old and he was born and raised in Rogers, Arkansas.

    Jones has published his first project called "Give It Time" which consists of seven songs: Grind, Motivated, Missing Piece, Focused, Time, Drop and Focused II. His music is found on platforms such as Spotify, SoundCloud, youtube music, iHeart Radio, Shazam, and apple music.

    "As I grew up loving music more and more and diving deeper into how artists made songs," Jones said. I eventually decided to give it a shot."

    Jones top hit "Grind" has reached 53,120 views on Spotify. This song is about working hard and doing anything to achieve success. According to Jones, this is one of his biggest achievements so far.

    According to Jones, he starts writing a song after he experiences some type of emotion such as a relationship, a good time with friends or a breakup. Then he finds a beat he can connect with on youtube and then he starts recording his voice in a computer program called "Logic."

    "I try to make all of my songs have some sort of message," Jones said. I feel like if someone is going to take the time to listen to my music, it should be telling them something."

    Jones said that all of his songs are based on personal experiences. The length of producing songs varies. He spent the longest on his song, "Missing Piece" which took about two months and the shortest amount of time he spent on a song was two hours.

    "It is all about inspiration and flow," Jones said. Sometimes it all comes out at once, and sometimes it's harder and you have to tap into your creativity a little more."

    Jones participated in a showcase event called "Coast to Coast" in Scottsdale Arizona back in November and won first place. He won a chance to go to Miami to perform at nationals this August and have the chance to win $55,000.

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