After Tupac’s digital debut at Cochella, what does this mean for the music industry?
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?
You don’t have to dabble in art, hip-hop, writing, designing, or (least of all) advertising, to feel worthy of owning a sketchbook.
In this world, Seattle-based rapper Macklemore comes as a breath of fresh air. A great rapper in the old-school sense, he’s versatile, rhymes well, and his lyrics speak volumes.
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.
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.
Maybe we don’t have religion or traditional beliefs. But that doesn’t mean our preferences are wrong, or even detrimental, including the music we love.
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?
Professional athletes like Lebron, Tiger, and Brett Favre have always been cast in the role of all-American hero. After washing them crash and burn in the public spotlight, it seems it might be time to re-write the definition of “role model.”
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.