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...
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Hyun Jin-young and Black America’s Stake in K-pop

Once upon a time (the 1980s), A man from a faraway place came to America—no, not Prince Akeem, goofy—to study engineering....

Anime and XXXTentacion Songs Pair Beautifully

The popularity of Anime among Black and African youth isn't well-documented, but people know it's there. Even if it's mostly with mainstream Animes like...
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...
Mitski Working For The Knife Music Video

Cut Straight To The Heart: On Mitski’s “Working for the Knife” and Leaving My...

It’s being confronted with a world that doesn’t seem to recognize your humanity, and seeing no way out of it- Mitski on...

Nicki Minaj’s Outrage is a Bad Look, But Valid

It doesn't take much for the jokes to fly on Twitter. And when someone as big as Nicki Minaj starts ranting and naming names,...
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“180” S1 E3 – Are White People Guests in Hip-Hop?

For the 180 podcast episode, listen here. To keep up with 180, subscribe to the 180 RSS Feed. This...

Album-Equivalent Units are not “Cheating”

Music streaming records get broken every full moon these days, which makes the novelty of album-equivalent units (AEUs) hard to judge. And unless you...
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Vanilla Ice, Chinese Mississippians, and Hip-Hop

As described in The Big Payback, an extremely thorough chronicle of the hip-hop industry, Tommy Quon was a Chinese-American from Greenville, Mississippi. He owned...
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The influence of K-pop in fashion

Very excited to host this piece on K-pop's global fashion influence written by Colombian blogger and college student Guillermo Forero. This piece was originally...