Migos’ Culture: Raindrop, drop top, chart top on Billboard Hot 100

Migos is back with their sophomore album, Culture, after a break from producing studio albums. Between their debut album Yung Rich Nation, there wasn’t much fanfare on the mixtapes No Label 2 and Y.R.N. 2. The tapes did not feel full with only a few hit-singles coming out of those tapes. Culture is the culmination … Continue reading Migos’ Culture: Raindrop, drop top, chart top on Billboard Hot 100

Review of A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

  A Tribe Called Quest really made an impact in '90s rap music. To wait 18 years between albums may leave some fans wary of what is to come, but We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service does not disappoint. On Nov. 13, 2015, the group performed on the same night as … Continue reading Review of A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

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