After Tupac’s digital debut at Cochella, what does this mean for the music industry?
Their music is categorized as “rock,” but part of the band’s exciting and elusive appeal to Generation Y is the difficulty of defining band’s genre and style.
If the General Field categories are so iconic and reflective of the year’s finest, why don’t we see more representation of winners from rap and hip hop?
Hip-hop and rap get a lot of negative attention for focusing on material goods. The artist’s overall message could contain serious themes and issues, but if it’s too flashy or bejeweled, the message can get lost behind the materialistic sheen.
Oakland rapper Kreayshawn, a 21-year-old white chick, owes a lot to her haters. Representing a fly blend of hip-hop and hipster, she is a viral video phenomenon whose notion of “badd” is colorblind.
Before his death, Nujabes released three albums and collaborated with numerous other artists, allowing his music and delicate beats to resound in the hearts of his listeners for many years to come.
San Fransisco Bay Area native Kero One expanded his skills from web designer to DJ and emcee and is now a phenomenal rapper and producer.
The usage of the word “n**ger” in the black community is irrational, hypocritical, divisive and self-defeating. Most significantly, it insults the memories of slaves and civil right activists who had to endure being called “n**gers” just so we wouldn’t be called that today.
A martyr dies with conviction of their beliefs; B.I.G. died as an act of senseless violence, which was rampant in L.A. in the ‘90s. To many, the way Biggie’s story ended makes him a shoe-in for hip-hop godship. But almost 14 years later, is martyrdom really Wallace’s legacy?
Upon hearing his banjo-infused cover of “99 Problems,” and later his sultry, dirty single “Bread & Butter,” there was no doubt in my mind Hugo was an artist to be taken seriously, one with a unique style and view of life.