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Hip-Hop


If the past few years have taught humans anything, its that we’re a highly emotional and expressive race of beings. As much as “civilized” society tries to elude us to the idea of normality and obedience amongst one another, we’re continually being proven every day that there’s nothing uniform in the way we behave in …

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Once or so often in a generation of artists, you come across music that speaks to you in a way nothing before it had the ability to do. Not that its any better than anything you’ve ever heard before, just that it moves you in a way that has never been quite like how you …

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Currently in music, we the people and especially labels get engrossed on the number of plays on streaming platforms or the number of likes and followers on social media. What is on the Billboard charts? Who was the top streamer last week? All answers focus on data. Although analyzing musical metrics is phenomenal if you …

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In today’s world of lackluster music filled to the brim with gimmicks, its becoming more and more rare that we see artists that aren’t all flash and dramatics. Though there’s nothing wrong with adding a little character to your artistry, its refreshing to see someone who doesn’t need to do anything else but make music …

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We are in the grunge period of hip-hop. There’s rebellion and social status markers such as jewelry, drugs, the throwing of money. I know it is awesome for a rapper to have the financial liberties to purchase a chain worth thousands of dollars. However, I find it challenging for me to see the deeper symbolic …

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A recession strikes about every 10 years, which currently leaves us on the brink of another recession. The infamous crash of 2008 had devastating effects, globally. The major indices in the United States lost nearly 50% of their value, leaving retirement funds in the same shape, decimated. People, or 99 percenters from various backgrounds from …

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The music world is a lot like Alice’s Wonderland.  You’ll come across not only the most entertaining of characters full of life and wonder, but also learn a bit about yourself as you connect with various professionals that make up all the different occupations that make music.  For decades people have always looked at music …

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Time is one of the trickiest notions to comprehend in this third dimensional reality. What it does to our psyche, our mindsets, our understanding & memories is a conundrum for most. Its interesting, to say the least, how time affects not only the music recorded during various generations but also the artists that make that …

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Artistry is a blessing to all. There are no limits to the ways it can affect both those who possess it and those who appreciate and consume it. Its meant to stimulate us mentally, emotionally, & spiritually. Its meant to teach us as well as entertain us. Some artists however can do more than just …

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Nothing is more tragic than seeing an artist lose their stride and fall from grace. No words can describe the feeling one gets when they see those they looked up to show signs of vulnerability. Its a reminder to us that nobody is impervious to perils of defeat. B.O.B without a doubt was one of …

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