Every week the contributors to The Irrelevant will share the one thing we've been into this week. It can be a movie, a book, a song, an album, some youtube video, a random meme, or twitter user, anything that's been taking up more space in our mind than it should. We want to share this with you because we like sharing things we're into. Also these are perfect things that you can consume over the weekend, so here they are:


J Balvin, Willy William - Mi Gente ft. Beyoncé

I listen to music, especially singles in what I consider to be a pretty typical way. I stumble upon a song I really like and I listen to it for about a week or two straight. It's not the only thing I listen to of course, but I keep coming back to the song, maybe every other song I'll play it. If the song is a good song, that's pretty much it, maybe it'll pop up or be added to my playlist but I'll usually skip it when it shows up on my "shuffle all" modes. When a song is especially good after the two weeks of obssesive listening if I hear it again I won't hate it and I'll listen to it almost every time. If the song is exceptional I'll listen to it for the majority of the day.

Mi Gente By J Balvin and Willy William came out in July and it quickly went through that life cycle I also added it to my Gym playlist so I'd been listening to it pretty consistently. The song is a jam, not only that but it's an international hit. Reggaeton combined with West Indian/French rhythms with lyrics that celebrate the Latino people and our arrival as the purveyors of global pop culture. I love it.

Last Week, on Thursday September 28 a Remix featuring Pop Superstar Beyonce was released and a whole swath of people that hadn't discovered this gem were introduced to it. Moreso than the song what really fascinates me is how English speaking pop singers are jumping on Reggeaton hits and it's not seen as a gimmick.I've been thinking about this a lot, especially how we got here.

Latino music is breaking down barriers and being recognized globally and even if you're not a fan of reggeaton you have to admit it's pretty awesome that Spanish is being broadcasted on Top 40 stations across all of America and the World.


Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

If you haven’t started A&E’s series starring Leah Remini, I absolutely implore you to do so. First aired in 2016 and now in the middle of its second season, this show hooked me from the start. Scientology is one of those religions that had always eluded many of us in what it truly entails. I for one had no actual idea what a Scientologist believed before watching this series and my ignorant fascination was a total draw for me to start watching. But even though there is truly weird stuff passed as truth by (SCIENCE FICTION WRITER *cough*hint*cough*) L. Ron Hubbard in his “enlightened” writings, what kept me coming back were the people. Remini and her fellow ex-Scientologist in crime, Mike Rinder, interview many different people who have extricated themselves from the cult, and their stories are each more harrowing than the last. The horrors revealed are gut-wrenching and will surely trigger your deepest sense of righteous indignation. If you have no idea what the “Bridge to Total Freedom” is and want to hear the stories of people who have escaped a life that was more like prison, go now, now and start watching. You’ll be really angry, and you’ll want to keep watching.


Lucas Bros. Moving Co.

This week I found my new favorite show, Lucas Bros. Moving Co. I’m not foolish enough to think a cartoon about a stoner twin brothers is a better show than the likes of Parks and Rec but I get an unrivaled personal joy it. The show follows the title characters Lucas Bros and the misadventures that happen to them pursuing their one true passion, moving. It’s part Regular Show, part workaholics with amazing references ranging from Saved by the Bell, wrestling, video games and 90s hip-hop, otherwise known as everything I hold dear. I stumbled upon the show on Hulu and figured I’d give it a go because I loved the Lucas Bros’ Netflix Special ‘On Drugs,’ 4-5 hours later I realized I might like it a little too much stopped myself. I finished the series the next day. I was bummed to discover the show only had a short life span from 2013 to 2015 and I missed the entire run having just found out about it but isn’t going to stop me from repeat binging it for the foreseeable future. Each episode is only about 10 minutes and there's only two season in total so it’s an easy watch.