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We Should Be More Open to Unknown Musicians
We are now in an era where anybody can make music and with the internet, it has become easier to make a living from doing what you love. There are really talented people going into a rut and quitting their passion because they are not seeing signs that they can possibly make a living from it. Of course, we should learn how to market ourselves or hire someone to help, but, the listeners can help a great deal too.
Top 10 Rappers of All Time
10. 50 Cent 50 officially burst on the scene in 2002, when Eminem discovered him. He began his career in 2000, and was shot 9 times. Known for his plethora of club hits such as "In Da Club," "Disco Inferno," and "Candy Shop," the Queens rapper is one of the heavy hitters of Rap. He started the group called "G-Unit" with Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Tony Yayo. He also worked on a joint venture with The Game. Since, 50 has endorsed rappers who are trying to make it, most recently 6ix9ine. 50 brings the hooks and flows necessary to get the alcohol flowing and having a good time.
Metal: What's Changed?
I grew up with the 90s indie and pop-rock bands through my old man. He introduced me to the Stone Roses, Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, andOasis. You name 'em, I've listened to them at some point. It wasn't until high school that I started to develop my own style and genre appreciation. The first one I remember of it was through watching a Green Day music video in 2004, asking Dad who this was and playing it on repeat for around the next month or so. This then developed into metal, prog rock, post-hardcore, punk, and hardcore. Never really delved into the origins of metal and where it actually comes from, as the only origin to ever cross the mind was Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, DIO, y'know. So seeing how it has changed from the small metal clubs of then, to the stadium tours and meet and greets of now is a world apart. But the age of the Electronicore is now, people, and we would be stubborn and defiant to ignore it.
Why Left Eye Was Right Not to Be Down With Creep
Do you remember the wave of feminism and female empowerment in pop culture of the nineties? It was empowerment right? Not just clever marketing…
At the Gates Fighting the Head of the Hydra
At The Gates are a death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, that formed in 1990. They have five albums to date, including this year’s At War With Reality. At War With Reality is available on Century Media Records, and has a deluxe CD issue including two bonus tracks, which are “Language Of The Dead” and “The Skin Of A Fire.”
Wifisfuneral - 'Ethernet Vol.1' Review
With sheer tenacity and a mind bending flow and delivery to channel his raps, Palm Beach, Florida rapper, Wifisfuneral has amassed a following in only a few years. He put out a succession of mixtapes from 2016 to 2017: Black Heart Revenge, When Hell Falls, and Boy Who Cried Wolf. With a debut album still pending, he’s back with a fourth mixtape: Ethernet Vol.1.
Music has been my passion as long as I can remember. Music is everywhere, it's in our cars, our home, our work, the mall, at church, at parties, etc. Music inspires and comforts people in ways that people can't. I love everything about music. I love learning the theory of it, hearing the blend of harmonies and melodies. I especially love acapella! Acapella makes every note, melody, and harmony come together and make the most beautiful sound known to man, produced by the most beautiful instrument - the human voice!
Kanye West & Kid Cudi- 'Kids See Ghosts' Review
Kid Cudi and Kanye West have had a rocky relationship over the years. First, Cudi was Ye’s apprentice: Ye signed Cudi to G.O.O.D Music in 2008. Then as Cudi quickly established himself, he served as a heavy contributor on West’s 808’s & Heartbreak.
One Week Until BlackPink Comeback
There are only seven days until BlackPink finally makes their comeback! Kpop fandom will be on pins and needles for the next week. As I mentioned before in a previous article about their comeback, it has been a long time coming and Blinks the world over are even more impatient than ever as we are now on the home stretch!
Three Philly-Based Bands You Need To Listen To, Like Right Now
Let me begin by saying that I don't own any of the videos or content used in this article. I'm just praising some cool stuff that I absolutely adore.
Twice's Chaeyoung Dyes Hair Orange
According to an article on UK's MetroTwice member, Chaeyoung, has dyed her hair orange, is now wearing blunt bangs, and some fans are accusing the K-pop girl group member of copying BlackPink's Lisa. Lisa has adorned many different hair colors, sometimes multiple colors at once. It just so happens that orange hair is one of those colors.
'Straight Outta Compton' Sequel???
Released in 2015, Straight Outta Compton told the story of the up and coming rappers based out of Compton, California. The plot involved Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E, DJ Yella and MC Ren who came together to form the group NWA in the late eighties. Granted 72 percent on behalf of Metacritic as well as 87 percent by Rotten Tomatoes, F. Gary Gray’s picture received favorable reviews. In addition to N.W.A., cameos were provided to characters such as Snoop Dogg and Tupac prompting the notions of a sequel. Met with overwhelming public perception, the film demanded a sequel. Remaining unaffiliated with the Gray film cannon All Eyez on Me, directed by Benny Boom was released last year only to be met with extremely poor perception. This biographical portrayal of Shakur on the screen demands a redemption of the acclaimed rapper. A redemption that can only be delivered with the continuation of Gray’s series.