EDUARDO PADRINO | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST Hip-hop has had an amazingly long run of market success in the music industry. Starting in the 1970s as a mere party habit in the Bronx, decades of finessing and fine-tuning have turned hip-hop into a form of musical art in its own right. Throughout its evolution, hip-hop held on… Read More Where is Hip-Hop Going?
SAM SORENSON | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST In many of my recent articles I have been talking about hip-hop, assuming that those reading already have an opinion and background regarding the genre. I wanted to take a step back and talk about five albums that I believe to be a good starting point for someone who wants… Read More 5 Albums for Someone New to Hip-Hop
SAM SORENSON | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST JPEGMAFIA (also goes by Peggy) is quickly becoming one of my favorite musicians after I discovered his “Veteran” album that came out earlier this year. His cutthroat aggression mixed with some of the most jarring beats I’ve heard in a long time lead to an impactful listen that you won’t… Read More JPEGMAFIA is Making the Hip Hop We Need in 2018
SAM SORENSON | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST On Nov. 15 rapper Lil Peep passed away from a drug overdose. He was just 21 years old. Peep spoke on his struggles with depression frequently in his music and how he used drugs to cope. Following his death I saw people on social media saying that he instigated his… Read More Hip Hop’s Mental Illness Problem
SAM SORENSON | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST One of the most frequent complaints hip-hop receives regards its lack of creativity in the mainstream, that whether in subject matter, sound or rapping ability, hip hop is getting stale. But I will highlight some of the most creative hip hop concept albums and prove that hip hop has never… Read More The Creativity of Hip Hop Concept Albums