Since the birth of hip hop out of the Bronx in the late 1970s, fashion has always been intertwined with artists; connecting them further with their audience and helping to solidify who they are as a brand. N.W.A. created a phenomenon by wearing Raiders' jerseys and Adidas classics, MC Hammer made parachute pants cool and LL … Continue reading The Power of the Bucket Hat
On September 1st, Netflix released a documentary detailing the life and musical career of the legendary James Brown. The Soul / Funk icon began his career in Bobby Byrd's blues / swing band after being released on parole, and quickly fell in love with big band. The use of the brass instrumentation was loud and … Continue reading Mr. Dynamic: The Rise of James Brown
Russell Simmons grew up in Queens, around the changing culture from disco to hip hop of the late 1970s and into the the breakdancing phenomenon of the 1980s. From then forward, Simmons emerged himself in urban culture; in gangs and hip hop. In 1984, Def Jam was created by Russel Simmons and Rick Ruban to … Continue reading Celebrating 25 Years of Def Comedy Jam
There have been two albums released in 2017 that I have listened to religiously, one of them being All AmeriKKKan BadASS (AABA) by Joey BadA$$ - the other SweetSexySavage by my queen Kehlani. Now before I begin this article, I am going to give you a history listen in my spiritual and Church beliefs because … Continue reading How I found “God” through Joey BadA$$
The weekend, Dave East finally graced us by finally releasing the first single from his much anticipated album, Paranoia. The track titled 'Perfect' features non other than Chris Brown, who seamlessly brings us back to the days of the early 2000s when he dominated the charts with RNB vocals in his sexy ballads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tm4a12RqxA … Continue reading Dave East’s New Track is a Throwback to the Early 2000s.
Today I sat down with local Austin artist, Tee-Double, who has spent more than twenty years in the music industry. As a rapper from the "Live Music Capital of the World", Tee-Double has spent his time growing relationships with other individuals in the industry to help him sustain a healthy career, by not only releasing … Continue reading Show & Prove: An Interview with Austin Artist Tee-Double
With ten years ago now being 2007, the year I started high school and also the year I really got into hip hop; I thought it would be fun to take a look back at music that is now considered forgotten in the hip hop world. It seems like there is a constant shift in … Continue reading Hip Hop Guilty Pleasures