4 Essential Hip-Hop Albums of the 90’s

With the release of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, a new standard has been set for the rest of the genre. No longer is rap limited by their production or subject matter, a beautiful revelation for the old-school hip-hop fans who are tired of the commercialized, club/gangster songs of the early 00’s. Finally, a […]

Chris Lighty Committed Suicide

You probably haven’t heard of Chris Lighty, but you have heard of the artist he manages; Mariah Carey and LL Cool J. He was the founder of Violator Entertainment. The police responded to a call at 670 West 23nd Street in the Bronx, New York at 11:30 a.m. on August 30th. Lighty were only 44 […]

Album Review: Nas’ Life is Good, and so is His Music.

On July 13, 2012 rapper Nas released his eleventh album— Life Is Good. The nineteen-track project features artists such as Rick Ross, Anthony Hamilton, and Mary J. Blige. For Nas, this is an album of closure songs such as “Bye Baby”, which describes his relationship and marriage to Kelis. “Daughters” is about Nas’ struggle as […]