Lifestyle, Media

Word on the Street: 6-22-15

Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator reacts to a fan via a long online post. He explains that the many issues from his past are long gone and that he understands this new album might not appeal to his older fans. [Pitchfork] Plus, there’s news on Kylie Jenner, Kendrick Lamar, a new Janet Jackson track, Diddy […]

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Emcee, Issues, Lifestyle

Let’s Talk About the “F” Word

Over the past few years, hip-hop has taken a significant turn with its representation of women. As more female artists rise from the glass ceilings and willingly become symbols of female empowerment and whether or not they voluntarily admit to feminism, we are seeing a shift in music and a breakthrough in hip-hop culture where progressive […]

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Emcee, Issues

Ladies First: Females Vs. Hip-Hop Industry

If chivalry is not dead, then the rule “ladies first” should still apply in today’s world. Hip-hop is a race and men have always been in the lead. Despite being a male-dominated genre since its inception, female rappers have proven that women are fearless, strong and when united are not only capable of being a tough […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five

Earlier this week, one of hip hop’s most lauded albums ever, Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”, turned 15.  Released back in August of ’98, ‘Miseducation’ was a monumental success, going on to clean house at that year’s Grammy Awards by earning Ms. Hill five awards.  What many, and in particular young women from […]

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Emcee, Media, Video

The Friday Five

Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control” jolted the industry earlier this week and brought about a tremendous level of buzz that hasn’t been felt in hip hop for years.  The varied reactions and sparked debates were refreshing to a scene that’s needed a good wake up call for quite some time.  Amidst all the […]

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