Hip-Hop

May 25, 2017

Four Reasons Why Statik Selektah Is One Of The Top Hip-Hop Producers

Let Statik Selektah teach you how to make a beat and be successful at the same time...

May 22, 2017

What We Think About: Machine Gun Kelly’s “bloom”

Machine Gun Kelly dropped his new album bloom. Check out this in depth review...

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May 18, 2017

Forget Frats…These Hip-Hop Cyphers Give Students A Way To Be Included Without Being Killed

Instead of being beaten, assaulted, humiliated and killed in some cases, these students have opted to find diversity and inclusion through another route – hip-hop culture...

May 17, 2017

Ayo and Teo Dropped Out Of School To Pursue Success…Looks Like It Worked

Ayo, 20 and Teo, 17, were born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have literally been dancing since they were in diapers.

May 17, 2017

#WCW – Meet Frances T. Wong, Jay Z and Nas’ Secret Weapon In Business

y employing Frances’ eye for style, design and fashion trends, Jay Z and Damon Dash were able to increase Rocawear's earnings by 400%!

May 16, 2017

Could XXXtentation Be Planning A Career With Sign Language?

Sometimes it feels like social media only produces bullshit, but this is actually a solid educational moment...

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May 15, 2017

The SpotiFive: Five New Hip-Hop Songs This Week (May 12-19)

These are the latest songs this week we are checking out…

Cultural Appropriation: When “Borrowing” Becomes Exploitation

In fashion, art, music and beyond, some people now argue that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.

Hip-Hop Photographer Esteven Oriol, Some Beer and Boxing Meld, To Transform Los Angeles Communities

A new two-minute documentary by a hip-hop photographer highlights stories of friendships and community bonds...

Students Form A Kanye West Cover Band And Find Out The Rapper’s Music Is Complicated

A group of students at Syracuse have challenged David Crosby’s assessment of Kanye West, with their new house band Some of The Lights.

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May 5, 2017

These Four Rappers Are Benefitting From Exposure On The Vans Warped Tour

In addition to Punk, the Vans Warped Tour has evolved to include Ska, Hardcore, Metalcore and Hip-Hop...

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May 4, 2017

Philly Embraces Illegal Graffiti Artists and Transforms The City Into An Art Lover’s Paradise

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Project is responsible for over 300 plus artists having jobs.

May 4, 2017

J. Cole’s “Neighbors” Video: What Does It Mean?

J Cole's "Neighbors" video made a strong point about race but it also confused some fans...

May 3, 2017

Tufts University All Black Concert Highlights Issues With Race on Campus

A hip-hop concert that took place at Tufts University is raising interesting questions about race on the campus.

Apr 29, 2017

Study Proves Country Boys and Pop Musicians Love Drugs More Than Hip-Hop

Looks like guys like Gene Simmons, Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera should shut their "traps."

Apr 25, 2017

Migos Take A Tour Of Mike Tyson’s Dope Mansion

Migos take a tour of Mike Tyson's mansion.

Apr 12, 2017

This is How Hip-Hop Shaped The Career Of Comedian Charlie Murphy

R.I.P...Charlie Murphy had a major impact on Hip-Hop over the years...

Apr 18, 2016

This week in Drake: He’s got his own whisky and a Rihanna tattoo?

Work, work, work, work, work. It’s hard work being Drake. Hardly a day goes by when our hometown hip-hop hero doesn’t make headlines for doing something, even if it’s just showing up courtside at an inconsequential basketball game.

Apr 13, 2016

Elzhi Details Struggles In Making New Album “Lead Poison” Part 1

"I was working on ‘Lead Poison’ while I was sleeping in the whip. I feel like it definitely portrays just how it felt to lay in the back of the whip and rest my head trying to make sure nobody seen me going to sleep, and having the headphones in listening to the instrumentals trying to write and all that." Elzhi on making his new album "Lead Poison"

Apr 4, 2016

New “Trapathon” Party Turning Into A Successful Business For Students

Check out how two students are making "Trap Music" parties a cool business...

Mar 30, 2016

Should Future Be Considered A Lyricist?

It is easy to believe Future is just a highed up trap rapper when you hear to songs like “Xanny Family’ and “Back On E,” amongst others. But is there anything more under the auto-tune and catchy hooks? Some may oppose the opinion that Future is a genuine lyricist. Chelsea Walker of The Daily Athenaeum is not one of them.

Mar 29, 2016

G-Eazy Drops Serious Knowledge On Loyola Students

A few years ago, rap star G-Eazy was just another student at Loyola in New Orleans, dreaming of the big time. During his time at the University, G-Eazy earned his BA in Music Industry Studies and started his career. He returned to Loyola to tell students about the business...

Mar 28, 2016

What We Think About: Elzhi’s “Lead Poison”

One look at the cover of Elzhi’s project Lead Poison and a vast variety of interpretations come to mind. Are the burdens of the Hip-Hop industry and fans' expectations too much for the Detroit wordsmith? The imagery depicts Elzhi dodging and ducking for cover as pencils rain from the sky, quite a thought-provoking visual to say the least.

Mar 26, 2016

Vince Staples Gets Intimate With Fans At Ohio State University

Vince Staples held court during an intimate concert at the A&R Music Bar in Columbus, Ohio, where he performed songs from his double album Summertime '06. The rapper impressed fans from the University of Ohio, during a performance last week.

Mar 25, 2016

Anderson.Paak: The Songs You Need To Check For

Don't be ashamed if you are not familiar with Anderson.Paak just yet. It has really only been a few years since he has had his breakout successes on Dr. Dre’s album Compton. The rapper/producer started off 2016 in the greatest way imaginable, and this is why you need to get to know his music.

Mar 24, 2016

Some Upcoming Artists You Should Know In 2016

One student over at Penn State decided to give his predictions on several rappers who should have breakout careers in 2016. Check them out!

Mar 21, 2016

Desiigner…Is He Inspired By Atlanta, Or Just Stealing?

So far, 2016 has been good to rapper Desiigner. But will he stand the test of time? The critics are already taking note of the similarities between Young Thug, Future and Desiigner’s flows.

Mar 18, 2016

Check Out This Kid’s Cover of Eminem!

Check out this kid's inspirational cover of Eminem!

Mar 16, 2016

Lesbian Hip-Hop Duo From Havana Fights Homophobia With Music

According to Odaymara Cuesta from the lesbian Cuban hip-hop band Krudas Cubensi, there's a gay person in every family in Cuba. But a lot needs to change in Cuba before its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens are able to expose their true identity without fear of discrimination in an island nation once notoriously hostile toward them, she said.

Mar 15, 2016

Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered” – A Masterful Serving of Hip-Hop

"If Kendrick Lamar’s leftover music were leftover food, it could be sold at the finest restaurant in Los Angeles. Reservations would be fully booked for five years because of the exceptional quality of everything he produces." Daniel Alcazar - The Daily Bruin

Mar 3, 2016

Does Kanye Suffer From “Attachment Anxiety” ?

Ever wonder what Kanye thinks when he goes ham on Twitter? So did two researchers at Ohio State School of Communications...

Mar 1, 2016

Which Music Streaming Service Should You Choose?

In less than two years, Jay Z has managed to position his streaming company Tidal as a viable competitor to Spotify and Apple Music. Which one of these services is the best fit for you and your listening habits? It's important to choose wisely.

Feb 22, 2016

Rapper Dee-1 Drops Rap Video About Students Loans With “Sallie Mae Back”

Checkout Dee-1 as he describes how it feels to pay off those damn Sallie Mae Loans. Even if you haven't finished handling that school debt yet, we are sure you can relate to how it's feels to pay "Sallie Mae Back"