With an album set to release this year, Taylor Bennett- Chance The Rapper’s younger brother has been busy spinning his new single “Be Yourself.” Bennett, who came out as bisexual last year on Twitter covers all the complicated issues he faces in the upbeat, piano driven track. From sexuality to racism, the 22-year old confronts […]Read More #NEWVIBES: Taylor Bennett’s “Be Yourself”
DISCLAIMER: I love Azealia Bank’s music and have been a dedicated fan for a long time; but I’m about to shade her for filth, kinda. During a recent visit at the Breakfast Club, New York’s most polarizing Hip-Hop radio station, rapper Azealia Banks explained to host Charlemagne that Bronx rhymer Cardi B, is “illiterate,” and […]Read More THE MAINSTREAM GAME: Azealia Banks V.S Cardi B
Everyone was hype, including myself to see Nicki Minaj dropping not one- but two new singles last month. Both “Chun Li’ and “Barbie Tingz” are refreshing and delivers the detailed, yet delicate grandeur of the Queen’s rhymer. While both singles are doing very well on the charts, Miss Barbie has caught a bit of a […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: NICKI MINAJ’s SNL “Chun Li” Performance
Now when Cardi B first decided to retire her part on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop, I doubted she would be able to secure the longevity of a rap career. She clearly proved everyone wrong with the breakout hit “Bodak Yellow,’ which came from only her second mix tape. Then “Bartier Carti” came. A 21 […]Read More Long Overdue: Cardi B’s “Invasion Of Privacy”
Kanye West has sparked some major controversy in the last week. Between explaining his mental health, expressing support for Donald Trump and his opinions on American slavery, the rapper has also raised intense anticipation for his new album set to release sometime this year, hopefully. In the midst of many angry opinions, happy observers and […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: Kanye’s Music is Free Thought
Drake, the undeniable triple threat of a rapper has been hitting the heart chords lately. His infectious, trap inspired “smooth rap” ( as I mentioned in previous postings) has granted him a length of consecutive music wins, but his past few releases might be his best- and not for the reasons you think. “Look Alive,” […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: Drake’s 2018 so far
Chris Brown is the James Brown of our generation; Captivating, extremely talented, yet limited. In the darkness of his many shortcomings, a part of America (particularly the wealthy and powerful) has blocked him from opportunities. This is evident in his eagerness and determination to just stay current in the music world. He is unapologetically the […]Read More INTROSPECTIVE: Is Chris Brown Breaking Barriers Anymore?