Rhythm and Poetry; rap music is a genre centered around speaking truth to power with style.
G Herbo – 'Humble Beast'
In the windy city of Chicago, there once was a rapper named Lil Herb. Rapping alongside close collaborator Lil Bibby, the two showed hip-hop the raw talent they possessed with their hit “Kill Shit.” Bibby’s deep voice over beats gave the impression of a war general, and Herb’s intensity and flow made his microphone a deadly weapon.
James Baldwin's Vision & Love of Hip-Hop
Since James Baldwin’s death, we have now entered a period of meta-understanding of the racism and the system built upon the massacre of the indigenous people of North America by European settlers. Furthermore, the use of human labour under conditions deemed slavery, provided the basis for expansion of the American Empire, lead to the induction of the “American Dream” lived by White-Americans in the 1950s. However, it was not until the 1960s that Black-Americans were deemed equal partners to their racially polarized counterparts through the Civil Rights act of 1964. Given these existing historical events, Baldwin suggests that instead of focusing on exterminating racism, rather, the identity of the African-American lies within their ability to gain freedom and reject the captivity imposed by the racism of the White American System, where hip-hop provides the avenue to freedom through education.
The Only Person That Can Stop XXXTentacion is XXXTentacion
This situation is sad. It sucks. It hurts. There's really no other way to put it. For the case of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion, it's a fear that we are going to see a young star burn up before he really got to shine.
Memphis Rapper Young Dolph Survives Shooting Again This Year; LAPD Says Yo Gotti is Not Currently a Person of Interest
On Tuesday, September 26, Memphis, Tennessee-bred rapper Adolph "Young Dolph" Thornton ended up in a Los Angeles-area hospital after being shot multiple times in the torso, according to the LAPD.
Single Lethal Weapon(2017) by EAFAM EaFam debut single is Lit! EaFam is a Musician and Artist representing Hip-hop medium and culture through his every display of versatile tracks. This happens to be his hit single off of his debut EP. The single is titled Lethal Weapon (2017) as he is making every effort to align the thoughts as his weapon of choice instead of firearms or knives which do inflict damage on people yearly in the United States. "Let's put the weapons down and use our minds instead," says EA. A long time hip-hop influencer, he was attracted to the music at a young age and felt his contributions were a must to represent himself in a talented artistic way. He feels it's a part of him.
Shooting at Veteran Sacramento Rapper's Video Shoot Kills One and Injures Four
One person is dead and four others suffered serious injuries after bullets were sprayed at Sacramento, California's Meadow View Park around 2:30 PM on Sunday (August 27, 2017).
The Influence of Black Music
On August 24, I came across a music documentary called Bad Rap on Netflix, and it’s about young Asian-American rappers striving for success in the entertainment world of hip-hop music.
What Makes JAY-Z's "The Story of O.J." Music Video So Important
"O.J. like, 'I'm not black, I'm O.J.!' ... okay." It is this single line in "The Story of O.J.," Jay-Z's track off of his new album 4:44 that drives home the message of the song... lyrically and visually.
Bay Area "Hyphy Music" Pioneer Shot Multiple Times in Richmond, CA
Another rap artist from California's famed Bay Area found himself on the opposite side of an assailant's gun after a dangerous incident where local police have a limited amount of details.
The Peanut Gallery Makes Authentic Rap
The Peanut Gallery is a New Jersey rap “group” that got their start as a five-piece, originally going by the name Party of 5IVE. As they started working on their album, the band started to realize their differences, and some of them parted ways until there were only two members left. Those two members are Orlando and Flee Jones. At that point, they decided it was time to rebrand themselves, and that’s when they became The Peanut Gallery. Their first track from the upcoming Tales From The Basement album shows the band has a unique sound when it comes to being a “rap” duo. It’s a song that sounds like an R&B track with rap lyrics placed over it.
Southern Rap Mogul Master P is the New Owner of a Professional Basketball Team
Hip-hop music has been the conduit for a number of renaissance men who utilize their platform as rappers in order to successfully propel themselves into various other business endeavors.
Review of Meek Mill's 'Wins And Losses'
Although he's dropped music in between projects, Wins and Losses is Meek Mill's first studio album in two years since his last 2015 Dreams Worth More Than Money. That album did very well, extremely well - debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its first week.