A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...

Music Can’t Heal A Dishonest Artist

Read 'I Want To Support XXXTentacion, But Should I?' here. Making music can change an artist for the better. Music got Jay Z into clean-money entrepreneurship. Jay...

‘Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe’ is a grown-up ‘Cut You Off’

Not many artists can show progression in their discographies as consistently as Kendrick Lamar has shown it. And it's not just better verses and bigger...

The Term “Rapper” Sucks. Hip-Hop Needs Subgenres

"Rapper," a monolithic term People feel threatened by hip-hop's latest rising stars because we don't have the language to explain how all these different artists are...

A Firsthand Experience of Lil B’s Grace

The BasedGod got jumped at the Rolling Loud festival by A Boogie and his crew this past weekend, and he came out of the...

The 5 Most Entertaining UK Drill Rappers, In My American Opinion

Disclaimers: This is a piece on my preferences, not an attempt at an official top-5 claim. Don't get ya feelings hurt. The label "entertaining"...
DaBaby Festival Appearance

DaBaby’s Not Cancelled, Just His Festival Appearances

DaBaby’s name has been saturating Google searches and trending topics on Twitter — and not for good reason. His recent homophobic rant...

CL’s American Debut and Black Culture

With 5 million views in a week on her newest music video 'Lifted', K-Pop star CL is striving to make her way into the U.S. market....
Lorde Solar Power Review

Girl, Resigned: How Lorde’s Solar Power Helps Me Let My Hair — and Guard...

I was looking forward to disliking Solar Power. Hating it, even.  When the title track of Ella Yelich-O'Connor’s third...

Chief Keef, Soundcloud Rap’s Unsung Godfather

For more pop culture-influenced paintings like the one above, visit Philipo's Habari Art Collection on Etsy! Huge shoutout to YouTuber yadiiiigg for his investigative video report tracing...