All posts tagged in hip hop

  • April 15, 2018By P H Hoffman

    “En el universo no hay coincidencia,” raps Niña Dioz in her latest song. (This translates to “In the universe there are no coincidences.”) And it certainly is no coincidence that “Tambalea,” the leading single off of her upcoming album Reyna, is a powerhouse. When someone like Dioz collaborates with artists like Ceci Bastida and Lida Pimienta, the result cannot

  • March 6, 2018By Ariel Zedric

    Ever since she was little, Abigail Rose knew she was destined to be a musician. It’s no surprise the Nashville native was entertaining crowds before she could walk, and now, at 21-years-old, the artist is at the forefront of Music City’s pop scene. The perfect mix of pop and modern hip-hop, Rose’s music is making

  • January 6, 2018By Jahan Shandilya

    Yesterday (January 4th), a surprise track featuring both Kendrick Lamar and SZA of Top Dawg Entertainment was released entitled, “All the Stars”. Both artists have had remarkably good years with Kendrick dropping his most mainstream release and SZA releasing her debut studio album. With both projects seeing critical acclaim and general popularity, it is no surprise they have

  • December 29, 2017By Ammon Lyle

    Jay Z, master MC and 21-time Grammy award winner, has had an incredible year in music. From shifting America’s perception of financial literacy, to being nominated for 8 Grammy’s in 2018. In fact, one would say Jay-Z is running the industry next to his wife, Beyoncé. However, when analyzing the rap mogul’s success this year,

  • December 26, 2017By Ammon Lyle

    Eat, Network and Party are words that highlight the Thank You LA bottomless mimosa brunch experience, founded by moguls Kenneth Wilson and Alexander McChester. I had the pleasure of meeting them and hearing about their journey toward establishing their brand. Alex — a Howard University alum — worked in finance prior to moving to LA

  • July 13, 2017By Andre Platts

    If you weren’t too busy recovering from the inauguration earlier this year, Katy Perry released her first single from her new album Whiten-uhhh I mean Witness. This was just the beginning of an era we are all collectively tired of. In my personal opinion, I think the inauguration of President Peanut combined with the pressure

  • June 24, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    In the past week, A$AP Ferg released 4 new songs to fans when he brought back #TrapLordTuesday on June 13th, in preparations for his new album Still Striving. He first released the song “Nia Long,” produced by HighDefRazjah, and is one that fans have been waiting for since 2015 when Ferg first played it live

  • May 29, 2017By Clarita Clements

    On Tuesday, May 30th, the Kinjaz made their debut on NBC’s World of Dance. From their humble beginnings as astounding individual choreographers, they came together in 2010 to form a super troupe of all males. Since then, they have made appearances on America’s Best Dance Crew and have even opened their own Kinjaz Dojo. After the

  • May 15, 2017By Italie Penaloza

    After what seemed like an infinite amount of time of Frank Ocean being out of the public eye, with no music releases, music videos, interviews, etc., only keeping up with his Tumblr page blog entries, 2016 was his resurgence year. It’s clear that he will continue to take over 2017 and make up for lost

  • April 1, 2017By Janae McKenzie

    On Thursday, March 30, Kendrick Lamar dropped his new single “HUMBLE.” along with an accompanying music video (below). The video has earned over nine million views since its release and is currently #1 on the iTunes charts. The track covers nostalgia, describing Lamar’s roots that he hasn’t lost sight of, even as he climbs the

  • March 29, 2017By Yahaira Garcia

    Cole truly does it all for his fans. Many know about his popular radio songs but not everyone knows the extra things he does that make being a J. Cole fan that much more rewarding. He had a Documentary premier on HBO that followed him on his closing show for his 2014 Forest Hills Drive

  • March 24, 2017By Caitlain McGuire

    Although we all enjoy the classic albums fueled by political ideology such as Bob Dylan’s Time Times They Are A-Changin’ or The Doors’ self-titled album, the lyrics may seem a bit outdated for today’s rapidly changing political climate. While both the 60’s and today’s politics are polarizing and dividing within the public, the issues are very different,