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$$ - the other SweetSexySavage by my queen Kehlani. Now before I begin this article, I am going to give you a history listen in my spiritual and Church beliefs because … Continue reading How I found “God” through Joey BadA$$
It’s Game 3 tonight and the Cavs are 0-2. Now before you laugh in my face, let’s take a moment and remember just one year ago… anything is possible. But I have hope we’re going to win tonight and bounce back just like Big Sean did. But until we know the outcome of the game, … Continue reading Getting ready for Game 3? Check out these Cleveland Rappers.
This month was kind of overwhelming with new music for me. So many artists released new albums (Logic, Bryson Tiller, Gucci Mane, Mark Battles, MGK, Marion White, and of course K-Dot). It's impressive that I still had time to do some more research into the rap game, but below are my top favorites of those … Continue reading Music Discovery, May 2017
https://twitter.com/RealLifeKaz/status/866756344258449408 I've been having a lot of thoughts about Eminem's career lately and I'm not afraid to say that his artistry is gone. 20 years ago, Marshall Mathers released the self-titled album and was just at the beginning of his career. Today I feel as if Eminem is just a nostalgic name in the … Continue reading The Decline of Marshall Mathers.
YALLL April was a huge month for the Hip Hop world. By now I would assume everyone has heard DAMN., All AmeriKKKan Bada$$, and the few songs Logic dropped to promote Everybody. Not to mention, Jacob Banks, Big Boi, DJ Khaled and Mary J Blige all released music. THERE WAS TOO MANY RELEASES to be … Continue reading Music Discovery, April 2017
*rant post* I was on campus tonight for a final in my English Short Stories class and walking back to my car I came across some campus event, a Battle of the Bands to be exact. Now, if you've never seen a BOTB in person, you might think of that scene from School of Rock. … Continue reading THE PROBLEM WITH (SOME) MILLENNIALS.
"Hip hop is inherently political, the language is political. It uses language as a weapon — not a weapon to violate or not a weapon to offend, but a weapon that pushes the envelope that provokes people, makes people think." - Todd Boyd