To Pimp A Butterfly: a Musical Landmark

With Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar’s last release good kid m.A.A.d. city being one of the best hip-hop records since the 90’s Golden Era, I admit that I was a bit nervous about the release of To Pimp a Butterfly. In all honesty, his hit single “i” that dropped in the fall last year did not impress me […]

B4.DA.$$: A Remarkable Nineties Hip-Hop Comeback

Hip-hop has gone through many different phases, from the social-commentary focused sound of Grandmaster  Flash and the Furious Five, Public Enemy and Rage Against the Machine, to the beginnings of gangster rap in artists like N.W.A. and Coolio, 50 Cent and Lil’ Wayne. However, this barely even scratches the surface of the different types of […]