American audiences are always late to the party on new music. It doesn't matter if it’s within their own borders or outside of it. Whether it’s because of the egotistical thought of everything having to be in English, general American ego, or xenophobia, things that aren’t perceived as American often aren't accepted in the pop … Continue reading K-pop and the Eastern Wave: Is the West Ready?
The former major label protégé is marching to the beat of his own drum.
As times change, people's sense of values changes as well to fit the social standard they have set for themselves. It's a climate change that can't be denied because someone's personal life and relationships can be directly affected by it. Each generation having issues that it stresses more than others. Some issues stretch across generations … Continue reading Examining Cancel Culture in Music
Here’s the thing, we really don’t care about our female veterans. And no, I don’t mean our actual women who have served in any type of public force, even though veterans overall are treated like shit and we need to work on that. But no, I’m talking about the women in hip-hop who have paved … Continue reading We Don’t Care Enough About Hip-Hop’s Female Vets
Just a couple weeks ago, hip-hop celebrated its 44th birthday. For those unfamiliar with how the genre was conceived, in August 11, 1973 a young cat by the name of DJ Kool Herc threw a "Back to School Jam" party in the Bronx and invented a new technique on the turntables called "the break", in … Continue reading Culture Never Slumps: Barack Obama and the Continued Dominance of Hip-Hop