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
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
Our Executive Editor has a few suggestions for Lil Hank.
By now, any stan or hater knows the half-joke, half-praise J. Cole receives for “going platinum with no features” on 2014 Forest Hills Drive. He did it twice if you consider Ari Lennox’s contributions on 4 Your Eyez Only to be “additional vocals” and not a credited feature. And he’s almost guaranteed to do it again for his recent drop, KOD. But
It’s 2018 and I’m getting ready for Brooklyn Emo Night. Is it too on the nose to wear the Dashboard Confessional shirt I bought at one of their anniversary concerts? Emo music, known mostly for dramatic, angsty lyrics and accompanying Hot Topic wardrobes, has mostly retreated into music history, though bands have been making the