The 2015 MTV EMA’s

The music industry’s biggest stars hit the red carpet on Oct. 25 for the annual European Music Awards at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy. Hosted by singer Ed Sheeran and actress Ruby Rose, the show was full of expected wins and occasional surprises—one of which was country singer turned pop, Taylor Swift, winning only … Continue reading The 2015 MTV EMA’s

The Psychology of Rap: Drake’s Id, Kanye West’s Ego, and Kendrick Lamar’s Superego

Feuds in hip hop are nothing new. Before Drake and Meek Mill, there was Jay-Z and Nas, and before that there was Biggie Smalls and 2Pac, and before that there was NWA and Ice Cube. Fights in hip-hop are like competition in free-market capitalism. They can be the stimulus for creative genius and unparalleled success, … Continue reading The Psychology of Rap: Drake’s Id, Kanye West’s Ego, and Kendrick Lamar’s Superego

Change is a good thing: How Mac Miller’s maturity helped him produce better music

As long as there is life on earth, there will be music.  It morphs and aligns to the trends of the times, and as people grow through their experiences, so does their music. Or, at least it should. However, a lot of the time, musicians become comfortable with their place in the industry. It’s this … Continue reading Change is a good thing: How Mac Miller’s maturity helped him produce better music

Tupac Shakur’s Legacy: Remembering the rap icon on the 19th anniversary of his death

Nineteen years ago on Sunday, Sept. 13, Tupac Shakur took his last breath in Las Vegas, Nevada after being shot in an unsolved drive-by shooting. To this day, Tupac’s legacy lives on through current hip-hop and rap music. Artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole have admitted that Tupac Shakur was a major influence in … Continue reading Tupac Shakur’s Legacy: Remembering the rap icon on the 19th anniversary of his death