The Rise & Power Of Reggaeton With Ray Annes

https://youtu.be/DsRH2yxdp4g Whether you’re streaming popular playlists on Spotify or hearing the latest hits on the radio during your commute, there’s a big chance some Latin music has commanded your attention. Cardi B broke records with her 2018 debut album Invasion Of Privacy and her single “I Like It” earned platinum status. Featuring two of the leading artists on the Reggaeton...

Should XXL’s 2019 Freshman Class Be All Female?

Every year XXL magazine stirs up a fiery debate when they drop their annual freshman cover to the Hip Hop masses. J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, Chance The Rapper, Mac Miller and Travis Scott are just few of the artists previously featured on the list that went on to have huge careers but the road to finding the next...

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...

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...

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...

Nipsey Hussle Will Be Honored Today At ‘Celebration Of Life’ Memorial

https://youtu.be/Dnh2vuvh0ZE The outpouring of love and support for Nipsey Hussle and his family continues to grow as the world mourns his death and celebrate his legacy. It’s only been a week since the tragic shooting and as his family, peers and fans reflect on his untimely passing, there has been surge in recognizing the impact the Victory Lap rapper made...

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 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...

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...

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...