Tag: hip hop

Drake Once Again Owes the Best of His Career to a Woman

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

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Haunted Pasts and Hopeful Futures: A ‘Kids See Ghosts’ Review

To say Kanye West and Kid Cudi have had a tumultuous relationship is an understatement. Regardless of who subtweeted whom, and who stole vocals from the other, the pair made up in endearing fashion during Kanye’s equally tumultuous “Pablo” tour. Their reconciliation was no doubt in part due to each artist’s struggle with mental health;

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Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ Leaves Fans Upstream Without a Paddle

“If you’re a fan of Kanye West, you’re a fan of yourself…” — Kanye, Bonaroo 2014 Being a fan of Kanye West has always seemed like a privilege. Like you were in some secret club and only people who truly “got it” could appreciate it with you. Before the critically-lauded Yeezus dropped in 2013, thousands

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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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