Category: Perspectives

The Death of XXXTentacion & the Invalidation of the Abused

The rapper’s murder is teaching us more about our society’s willingness to worship an abusive man’s potential over believing the abused.

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A Hip-Hop Head Listens to EDM: What I Learned Listening to a Stranger’s Music

In an ongoing series, we’re pairing UTIOM writers together and having them swap playlists of the songs they love. This week, Brian Iniguez and Katrina Parsons shared their love of music with each other – literally. This is Brian’s account of what Katrina’s playlist taught him. Coming from a musical taste mostly comprised of hip-hop,

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Childish Gambino Returns at Just the Right Time with “This Is America”

In the wake of a Kanye-fueled media storm that’s given America a distraction from far more pertinent matters, Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, has returned with a boom in the form of a profound music video for his new single, “This is America,” a visual feast that satirizes the very notion of celebrity in a

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Kanye West Proves It’s Time to Kill Your Heroes

The latest controversy from the man who lives to be divisive is just further proof that it’s time we stop relying on our “heroes” to change the world. “I am a firm believer that there is rarely a straight line between good and evil.” – Nicholas Denmon  When shit hits the fan, is you still

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