Fatima Alvarenga

  • August 20, 2017By Fatima Alvarenga

    Ramriddlz, also known to some as Mississauga’s very own Sweeterman, finally released his highly anticipated album, Sweeter Dreams, on August 17. Offering his fans a more personal and less chaotic version of himself, Ramy, who is just 23 years old, has made quite the name for himself in recent years, particularly after Drake sampled and remixing his … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ramriddlz-finally-opens-up-with-his-recent-album-sweeter-dreams/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 15, 2017By Fatima Alvarenga

    Kim Kardashian West, who actually was once one of the least problematic and most genuine out of all the Kardashian/Jenner clan, just demonstrated that she’s actually as ignorant as the rest. Now, before I come for Kim’s wig, I want to mention that I’m actually a huge fan of Kim, specifically, and I will still (hopefully) … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kim-kardashian-west-defends-jeffree-stars-racism-and-drags-herself/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 10, 2017By Fatima Alvarenga

    If you’re a hip hop fan or reality TV fan and you haven’t heard Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow”, then you must’ve been living under a rock these past couple weeks. Using Kodak Black’s “No Flockin” flow for inspiration, Cardi B has created what fans of the genre could deem a rap masterpiece. The song asserts … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/its-time-to-put-some-respek-on-cardi-bs-name/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 11, 2017By Fatima Alvarenga

    I grew up listening to hip-hop and rap, with artists like Kanye West and 50 Cent marking their spot as some of my favorites. Tupac was always on that list as well, although as I grew up, I started listening to him less and less. My infatuation with Tupac began when I watched the movie … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/all-eyez-on-me-a-review-of-the-biographical-film-about-tupac/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 12, 2017By Fatima Alvarenga

    I discovered Russ in the summer of last year. I was listening to Sirius XM in my brand new car enjoying the diversity of hip-hop and RnB I now had access to when What They Want came on. I cranked up the volume and found myself really enjoying the song and singing along to the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/theres-really-a-wolf-russ-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 5, 2017By Fatima Alvarenga

    It is safe to say that a lot of hip hop’s roots lie within thug, pimp and ‘gangsta’ culture. Rappers have branded themselves as having made it out of the hood while still having close relations to the hood and still representing the hood in their music. Although this is rap culture and it’s been … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/hip-hop-fans-need-to-stop-glorifying-convicted-felons/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 25, 2017By Fatima Alvarenga

    I definitely don’t like to stay put. I’m often in Montreal or Toronto checking out their hottest clubs, shopping at stores exclusive to those cities, or at my favorite artist’s concert who decided to completely skip over my city. When I talk to people from the States and I tell them I’m from Canada, they … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/amazing-talent-to-watch-in-ottawa-canada/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 17, 2017By Fatima Alvarenga

    As I wait for my all time favourite artist, Kanye West, to drop some new music, I find myself constantly browsing SoundCloud on the hunt for new artists. I like all genres of music but R&B/Reggae have a special spot in my heart and it’s a sound I think is deeply enrooted into Toronto and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/5-artists-you-need-to-be-put-onto-now/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read