Tag: Music

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.

Advertisements

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

Continue reading

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,

Continue reading