Emcee, New Music

2015’s Best: Song Picks Of The Year

As we prepare to wave 2015 goodbye, I think back on the droves of new songs, artists, and sounds that hit the radio waves and my Spotify Discover Playlist this year, and selected a handful of jams that made an impression on me and the hip-hop audience in general. From conscious to ignorant, intoxicating to […]

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Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: Ship and Shipwreck (2016 Here We Come)

“The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck.” Paul Virilio Cultural theorist Paul Virilio used this analogy to relay in simplest terms what the casualty of progress can be. To be concise, no matter how good the going gets for anything, the bad is sure to be there, handcuffed forevermore as […]

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Lifestyle

The 5th Element Magazine’s 2015 Person of the Year: Crying MJ

When considering any one individual’s significant accomplishments and contributions to popular culture this past year, one needs to consider three aspects of them: influence, impact and importance. With 2015 being such a year chock full of well-publicized happenings and viral achievements, sifting through the cream of the cultural crop and picking out just one singular,  critical […]

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