In April of 2018, Drake posted a picture on his Instagram account of a gold medallion with a scorpion on it with the simple caption of a CD emoji and the month June 2018. Fans rightfully assumed he would do big numbers with his latest installment because of the success of his two hits “God’s Plan” and “Nice for what.”
After a six-year hip-hop hiatus, Escobar season returns. Nas—one of the most iconic bar stars of the hip-hop galaxy—has released his 11th studio album, Nasir, which is a much-anticipated follow up to his 2012 LP, Life Is Good.
It’s been about a year since I and my family moved to a new town. New surroundings, new house, and new school. Along with it came tons of new people I didn’t know, but I still acted like myself. Quiet and observant as always.
For the past two days, the Internet has been utterly buzzing because of Pusha T’s new diss record aim at Drake called, “The Story of Adidon” in which he verbally eviscerates the self-proclaimed 6 God over Jay-Z’s “The Story of OJ” track.
When we open the discussion about the poor state of our communities, newspapers, activists, and local politicians often point to our schools as one of the major reasons our communities are in the shape they are in. After all, the children are the future, right?
Around ten years ago, I coined the phrase “Quantum Hip Hop’. It was my feeble attempt to express the unknowable potential that Hip Hop possessed in a time when creativity laid dormant. The recycled flows, verses, cadences, and styles which gave birth to a flourishing “rap” industry was killing the emcee.
We are still a couple of months away from the Ultimate Rap League’s Night of Main Events 8 in June. But there are still battles that immediately jump out that have the potential to be classics. Goodz verses Tay-Rocc is one of them.
Everyone has something that they want to do, whether it be something that people agree with or disagree with. Whatever it is you want to do, you’ll have people that try to stop you. The people that don’t understand where you are trying to go are will try to bring you down, especially the ones that want to see you lose.
We live in a world where most of us worry about everything that isn’t important, but we expect to get things done. Excuses can last a long time. For most people, it lasts their whole lives. And then we realize that we have wasted valuable time.
n a word, yes. If we were to go by the definition used in our society, Bruno Mars does fit the description. Mars adapts/borrows/steals elements from Black music to create his sound. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing when we look at him, or music in general. Musicians have always borrowed from each other and used other artists as an influence to enhance their music. The only reason I see people getting on Bruno Mars’ case is that he isn’t Black.
While scrolling through Twitter this past Sunday I saw a picture of DeRay Mckesson, along with Regina Hall, Gabriel Union, Donald Glover, and others at the 2018 Oscar ceremony and immediately stuck out to me, I noticed DeRay wearing his signature blue vest over his tuxedo.
My whole life has been a learning experience. A long process of endless failing and learning. It’s what I like to. call the ladders of life. And in my eyes the more you fail the stronger you become. So to me any failure doesn’t make you less of a person. And I know that I will fail many more times in my life.
Just when I thought the whole Monique vs. Netflix fight was dead and buried, her recent interview on the Breakfast Club aired and reignited the conversation about inequality and what Monique should have been offered from Netflix for a comedy special. I’ll admit, I did not want to watch because I felt like I knew what she was about to say. Monique has been on a press run and appeared on multiple radio stations and television talk shows to explain her plight to the public.
Bull market. Bear market. These may have been among the terms you have been hearing lately when tuning in to your favorite (or least favorite) 24-hour news station as they report on the current hot and cold state of the stock market. You may have no idea what these terms mean or what their relevance is to investing. Although the stock market (and its terms) can be rather complicated, it’s not as hard as one may think.
In the fitness community, they are a multitude of ways to train used amongst many fitness enthusiasts. One way, being horizontal loading. This is when you add on weight after each set is performed. Ex. Three sets of 12 at the bench press machine going up by 10lbs each set.
Since people began streaming music (legally or illegally), labels have struggled to get a hold on how to properly pay make money and pay artist for their music. These struggles are present today as streaming services like Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, and others have been called out by artists who feel they have not been properly compensated for their work. Even Jay-Z has attempted to remedy this situation by launching his own “artist friendly” streaming service, Tidal.