Tag: rap

Kendrick Lamar’s Take on The Russia Investigation is a First in Rap’s Relationship with the FBI

From NWA’s iconic “Fuck tha Police” to Macklemore’s cringe-worthy “White Privilege II,” hip-hop has been a direct successor to the soulful protest anthems of the 60s, aiming to topple prevailing power structures. Hip-hop is counterculture by design, and government institutions serve as multi-headed monsters that emcees attack in politically charged songs.

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Oddisee Electrifies U Street Music Hall in Homecoming Show

I’m a sucker for homecomings. Especially when it involves an artist performing in front of their hometown crowd. Kanye West playing in Chicago, Jay-Z in Brooklyn, or Drake at the Air Canada Centre. Homecoming shows are rare and exciting spectacles with sky-high expectations. While Oddisee doesn’t have the same pedigree at these artists, his return to

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‘Scary Hours’ and My 10th Year of Fandom

As promised at the conclusion of “More Life,” Drake is BACK in 2018. He surprised the world by dropping his EP Scary Hours at midnight on January 19th. It features two songs: “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” both of which, sound on par with any type of sound OVO has put out. “Takin’ summer off, ’cause they

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Meek Mill Goes Mask Off

All things considered, Philadelphia has had a pretty good year. The city hosted the DNC, got the first round pick in the NBA draft, and are looking at one of the biggest public works projects in the city’s history. Who would’ve thought another win for the City of Brotherly Love would come from its problem child — Meek Mill. Meek

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