Have You Seen EJ Brown's Mugshot Series?
Perception of Complexion – Mugshot Series EJ Brown is a Baltimore native who turned his gaze and camera to media representations of Black men and is ripping the veil off of our eyes. He’s photographed his classmates in their graduation caps and gowns with .. Read More
So, There Is a Petition to Take Away Iggy Azalea's Top Rap Song Billboard Award
Iggy Azalea – Top Rap Song for “Fancy.” Now, we all know that jaws dropped around the globe when Iggy Azelea won Top Rap Song and Top Rap Artist at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month. It is no secret that the Hip .. Read More
Are Hip Hop Lyrics Getting Dumber?
Hip Hop Lyrics by Grade Level – The leaders (not sure why Beyonce is included here, but it’s not my study. Chris Brown is questionable too…) Andrew Powell-Morse of Seat Smart, tracked 225 song lyrics over time and tested them for Readability Score. He’s used .. Read More
What Are The Top 5 Most Viral Hip Hop Videos This Week?
The Top 5 Most Viral Hip Hop Videos of the Week _______________________________________________________________ #5 – Tyga – “Hookah” with Young Thug #4 – Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” (I know you are wondering why, but it’s true) .. Read More
The Grammys and Hip Hop - Watcha Say?
The Grammys and Hip Hop – 2015 Kendrick Lamar’s “I” beautifully won two Grammy awards , for “Best Rap Performance” and for “Best Rap Song.” Exhale. Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP2 (thank the heavens) beat Iggy Azalea for “Best Rap Album”. Unfortunately, there was no honorable mention for .. Read More
Joey Bada$$ B4.DA.$$ - Debut Album
Joey Bada$$, B4.DA.$$ So, Joey the Bada$$ dropped his long-awaited, solo, debut album yesterday. His first, full-length effort is predictably old-school, but what else is being said about the 17 track record, B4.DA.$$? It is scoring a 6 out of 10 on average from all .. Read More