The Rebirth of the Digital Divide: How 5G Will Transform Hip Hop

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x74k75l “5G will be the most transformational, because not only will it deliver faster and enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) to consumers, it will enable hyper-connectivity between machines, people and things and boost a range of new technologies and industrial capabilities.” Source: Tech Radar Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento host the world’s first 5G networks built with Verizon...

‘Love Music Shelter’ Brings Awareness To Growing Rate Of Homeless Youth

Sam Worth is a young girl in New York City with dreams of escaping the harsh reality of being homeless and music might be her key to survival. Her days are spent at a neglected public school where metal detectors are ranked higher in importance than textbooks and giving students the tools needed to succeed. At night she stays...

The Minority Report

Facial Recognition isn’t only being used by social media platforms to test their latest software updates via #tenyearchallenge posts. With the development of cellphones, fingerprint scanners and virtual assistants, facial recognition has become an essential security measure that has only tapped the surface of the impact it will give to the most powerful institutions in the world (governments, political...

Can You Own A Dance?

It’s 1975 and you’re on the A train heading to Brooklyn, New York to see a friend. The subway is covered in graffiti and as your train gets delayed for the second time, DJ Lean Rock’s “Sneak Peak” is blaring from a boombox and a group of b-boys start breaking in the middle of the train. If that scene...

The Power of Hip Hop At CES 2019: Pharrell Joins Sony Showcase

Earlier this month the latest technology and trends were showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and as the year rolls out prepare to purchase 8k TVs, improved smart assistants and even a rollable television. Sony held a strong press conference highlighting 2018’s achievements and the upcoming technology that will be available later this year. Tim...

Dr Dre & YBN Cordae Hit The Studio And Bridge The Hip Hop Generational Gap

Hip Hop is one of the few genres that doesn’t let it’s artists thrive past a certain age. Aside from the legends who can continue to drop critically acclaimed albums and remain relevant in this world of fast food music (consume now, discard when the next big thing drops) most artists aren’t blessed with the longevity of...

Copyrighting Dance Moves? Fortnite Continues To Get Sued By Artists

Since debuting in 2017, the online action/strategy game Fortnite has become extremely successful and expanded beyond the gaming world to dominate pop culture. Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite is a free-to-play team based multi-platform game that blends the freedom of open world maps, an ambitious building system and a battle royale theme to make an addictive game to master...

De La Soul Streaming Deal Gets Halted By Tommy Boy Records, Is Blockchain The Solution?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqOo8MCljeg This past sunday De La Soul’s debut album 3 Feet High and Rising reached it's 30 year anniversary. A moment to celebrate an influential album including huge records like “Me Myself and I” and “Potholes In My Lawn” became a reminder that the music industry values money over it's artists and the effects can be severe. The iconic group...

Yee Nah: Billboard Blocks Lil Nas X’s Potential #1 “Old Town Road” From Country Charts

The art of a good song has brought people of different backgrounds together for decades. If an artist can deliver timeless lyrics over irresistible production, their music has the potential to be globally praised and over time be deemed a ‘classic’ that will live on for many generations to enjoy. Whether it be through a commercial spot for Target...

The Marathon Continues: Remembering Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy

The energy of the internet has had a collective shift over the past couple of days due to the passing of Nipsey Hussle. A leader in the West Coast rap scene, Hussle was an artist with the mentality of a businessman. With a career that spans 14 years he told his story through his music and the elevation of...