Browsing: Artist Spotlight

You know, I see so much in the news about Taylor Swift, both positive and negative, and a lot of time, I don’t understand where the negativity comes from. Though I believe that she has made some mistakes, I believe her overall intention is good. I could be completely wrong, and this is based off of everything that I’ve read, because I don’t know her personally, but I believe that she’s trying to make some good changes. I can see that she has a loving and giving heart. You can see that with the way that she treats her fans,…

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Ever since Ill mind of Hopsin 4, I’ve been looking forward to each and every installment. I know some people don’t know who Hopsin is, or care who he is, but the way that he approaches these (I don’t know what to call them) Cyphers? Free Verses? He approaches them with a level of passion and relentlessness that it should make the hairs on your body stand. He talks about subjects everyone thinks about, and he often spits on a track that is very well produced. He uses a spazzmatic, electrifying, and a lyrically sound, flow that truly speaks to…

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Now that i’ve had a chance to fully digest Lil Wayne’s new track “Glory”, I have to say, I have not heard Wayne rip something like that in YEARS! His flow over this beat is sheer jaw dropping. Don’t expect 2002-2008 Lil Wayne. No, this is 2015 Wayne, a wayne who has disappointed his loyal fans, a Wayne who has realized that his label has been holding him back. This is a Wayne who has watched the artist’s he’s signed lap him as far as competition goes. So because of that we’ve got a more aggressive Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne…

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Everyone knows Akon as just as a singer, but he’s been someone who has tried to use his wealth and power to strengthen the struggling people in Africa. I understand that no one really cares, because most people are probably thinking, what does Africa have to do with America? Well a lot if we’re being completely honest, but I won’t go into that. The news cycle has been dominated by the Kardashian and Jenner clan, by negativity, by pure human suffering, but it rarely focuses on the greatness of human beings. When I first read an article heading that said…

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Just like most the hip hop and rap fans out here I don’t care much for Iggy Azalea, but I think it’s time we just leave this girl alone. My biggest complaint with Iggy was that she kept saying she was this great amazing rapper and she was the queen of rap because of her one single. Ok Iggy, I see what you’re trying to do, but you need to realize that the hip hop community, black twitter, and any true fan of rap is going to jump down your throat for that one. I will say this time and…

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So I was becoming concerned that I wouldn’t have anything to talk about today. Then low and behold that Drake and Beyonce song dropped called Can I. Usually I listen to songs and albums a few times so that I can truly understand what the artist is trying to say. Meh, this didn’t take as long. It’s your typical cool, and chill Drake track. Him and Queen Bey actually have great musical chemistry. I know the main thing people will be thinking once the song is over will be “Is that it??” Or they will be saying, ok???? What the…

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By now I’m sure we’ve all seen the Nicki Minaj and Beyonce video. Even as I’m typing this I’m still fumbling and bumbling over what to say. The video was pure heavenly, so here are some thoughts you probably had watching the video. – I would like to stop smiling but the picture on the video has turned my frown allllll de wayyy upside down – Good lawd they look good – Oh cool they’re in a small pool like I used to have when I was a kid, looking good in it. – Oh, they’re walking in the house…

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Dave Chappelle is a man that I really grew to look up to, the older I got. Not because of his weird stoner movies, but because of his hilariously sharp wit that he infused with social issues. He made me look at the social issues at hand and laugh at them, but in that same breath he reminded me that they existed. While in school his Chappelle Show sketches were a big part of my day, I not only sat back and laugh at them, but I would also analyze them. It brought a light to a dark world that…

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Close your eyes and picture this; a smooth, handsome, gun toting, lady serenading, bad ass that can dress. Now tell me that Idris Elba doesn’t fit into that category and I will say you’ve lost your damn mind. Idris Elba has been one of the most talented actors in Hollywood for the past 6-7 years. Before that he played the bad ass Luther in the BBC sitcom. The Series was so great they’re doing an american version (check Netflix for the original.) James Bond is one of my favorite secret agents. Daniel Craig is my favorite bond so far. His…

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There are reports surfacing that Ava Duvernay is being eyed to helm a phase 3 marvel project and everyone should be as excited as I am about this news. Ava is known for her Oscar nominated, and critically acclaimed movie Selma. But if this rumor does turn into a reality she will be the first woman to helm a marvel project. I’m sure we can guess which movie she would helm, BLACK PANTHER! We’ve already seen the Black Panther’s country wakanda and his nemesis, Klaw, in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Klaw was played beautifully by Andy Serkis by the way…

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