Meet Your New Favorite Song: Sunday Candy

It started off a day like any other; I put a random Spotify playlist on shuffle, began my early commute, and mentally prepared myself for the day ahead. I was deep in thought (probably anticipating what I was going to eat for lunch) when the sounds of Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s nostalgic new […]

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 […]

Racism, Rap and Why White America Does Not Want to Think About Them

Fox News is known to make thoughtless and harmful statements on contemporary American politics and culture, and this week it was Geraldo Rivera’s turn to spurn controversy over the popular news network. In an interview, he discussed his strong feelings against the hip-hop genre, claiming that it has “done more damage to black and brown people than […]

Drake Disappoints in Surprise Release This Past Week

Drake is a polarizing figure in the hip-hop community. Some artists praise him for his ability to sing and rap in his songs, combining elements of R&B into what is typically rap music. On the other hand, many other hip-hop figures consider him repetitive and overrated because he tends to sing more than rap in […]

From My Music Library to Yours

Have you ever loved a particular, more obscure artist? I mean, like REALLY loved them? Remember that tight feeling that you got in your chest when they started to gain popularity? Remember how you couldn’t breathe when you first heard them on the radio? Remember how pissed you were when they got their first headlining […]

Nicki Minaj Pills N Potions Fail

For those of you who may not know, I am not the biggest fan of Nicki Minaj. Honestly, I don’t know what it is. Sometimes her songs are quirky and catchy, other times they just fall flat of my expectations of what pop music should be. (You can argue that she’s more in the rap […]

Kanye’s “Black Skinhead” Vid-Slip: What Does it Mean for His Empire?

“Talent is God-given. Be humble,” said basketball Hall of Fame inductee John Wooden. “Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” The ubiquitous Kanye West comes to mind in the wake of Wooden’s wise words. The recently leaked “Black Skinhead” video—rather, a very rough cut of the video, which West claims was leaked before it […]

Drake Graduates High School at age 25

As of Wednesday, popular rap singer Drake, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, can now say he is a high school graduate! According to Yahoo News, the talented musician dropped out of his Canadian academy 10 years ago at the age of 15 in order to peruse his dreams by co-staring in the hit […]

Rihanna Gets Emotional On Oprah Interview: Says She Misses Chris Brown

On her last appearance on Oprah, Rihanna openly confessed to the 58 years old talk show host that she missed her ex-boyfriend, 23 year old, Chris Brown. Rihanna tells Oprah, “I am reminded by a lot of things. A lot of good memories we had. By the slightest things: hotel rooms, tour venues. Any little […]

Myke Bogan’s Mixtape Review

A few weeks ago I wrote about the amazing upcoming artist, Myke Bogan. I was impressed when he spoke about how he wanted to bring the originality back to Hip Hop and his newest mixtape did not disappoint. Throughout the interview Myke expresses a sense of confidence and style unlike any other upcoming rapper. Now, […]

Interview: Myke Bogan

“Don’t call me a rapper cause that just don’t sound right, see rapper want plays and want to get paid not even make an impact just want to get round type, but me I’m bout hip hop” -Myke Bogan. He is unlike anything you have heard before and has brought the 90s hip-hop sound back. […]

Childish Gambino’s Royalty Mixtape Drops 7/4

After debuting at number 11 with CAMP back in November, rapper/actor Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino, is back with Royalty, which dropped around 4 AM this morning.  The Atlanta rapper’s mixtape had a huge buildup, and was being called one of the biggest releases of the year. While the mixtape is feature-ridden, but […]

Pippen, Deng, Outkast’s Big Boi highlight Nike World Basketball Festival

LONDON, ENGLAND— To say basketball “isn’t a big deal” in London is an understatement. A few weeks ago, my friend and I went on a mission to find a court to play on. The nearest one was indoors, but charged a hefty $67 fee per hour. The nearest free one? —A 30-minute Tube ride away. […]

Bringing Rap to the Last Frontier

You probably haven’t heard the name Lonnie Dangerous, but he has the number one album of the year in Alaska. The album, “Just the Tip”, showcases other Alaskan artists and promotes the hip hop life in Alaska. People do not believe that Alaska has any good hip hop rappers, however, the album shows all races […]

Controversy of the Game

One of the most highlighted sports in the U.S. is the NBA. The audience cheers on their favorite team and ridicules the other.  In recent years there has been a major controversy in the game with pay. The players had a lockout and the season got pushed back much farther than expected. Some players like […]