The New R&B

For decades, rock has been the dominant genre in the U.S., consistently beating out other genres on the charts. Times are changing. As of now, the blended genre of hip hop and R&B is number one. Though this is partially due to a change of a popular medium for consumption, i.e. more people streaming music…

Stop Being So Polite

Though these problems have been insidious in America far before the incidents in Charlottesville, if this is the wake up call you need to remind yourself that you need to be part of the voice that counters the racial violence, use it. The recent tragic events have forced our hand as a country to work…

Lil Duval Preaches Intolerance Towards The Transgender Community

Comedians aren’t known for being the most politically correct, and their crude jokes often stir up at least a little drama. Lil Duval is no exception, but he took it too far. Making light of a serious reality, he joked that if he learned a woman he had slept with was transgender, “it might sound…

#FreeARapper: The Tendency to Excuse Celebrities From Serious Crimes

Recently stories have arisen about R Kelly allegedly controlling the lives of several young women, delegating every detail in their life including phone use, what they eat, etc. In other words, a cult. Twitter has quickly turned this story into a meme generator, basically. While some people are genuinely concerned for these girls, others laugh…

Saving SoundCloud and Other Gifts To The World From Chance The Rapper

Avid listeners and aspiring rappers alike were pretty shaken up last week when they learned that SoundCloud, the music streaming platform that allows independent artists to upload their music and has played an instrumental part in launching several successful careers, was running out of money and could potentially be calling it quits in the next…

SZA’s Ctrl Bumps Beyonce Off Her Throne

Musically, Beyonce has near universally been deemed the face of women’s empowerment and fierceness. Girls feel close to her music because it gives them confidence in themselves and makes them feel “flawless.” But now, with SZA’s Ctrl gaining some major attention, I believe a new mentor has stolen the microphone. Artists such as Beyonce preach a…