As a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, two artists have caught my attention. One is a pop-star, while another is a YouTube rap sensation. While very different, they are both relevant to Ukrainian culture.
I always looked forward to Mac Miller’s release dates for studio albums. To me, his album release date was like Christmas, and each new song was a gift. Each new Mac Miller album provided the soundtrack to each new chapter in life. Every fan of music dreads the day that he or she bids farewell
Whether it be a feature with Rihanna, or groveling about his latest lost love (which seem to always be on the same song), Drake seems to be at his greatest when aligning himself with women. So it’s no coincidence that this latest string of music videos from the rap/R&B star have been some of the
“It’s funny how much being in a band isn’t even music related,” Dan, of Dark Honey, says. “It’s finding meaning, taking care of yourself.”
Music has always been about releasing emotions, and recently the mainstream hip-hop world has turned to the dark-side with what I call “Depression Rap.” Different than cut-and-dried hip-hop, this evolving offshoot of rap deals with introspective negative thoughts generally about self-deprecation, grim emotions, and as heard recently on Kanye West’s Ye, suicide. Although there have been many