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Quick, passionate takes on global cultural phenomena. Lightly researched rants, peculiar observations, and more

A Thought: Drake’s Globetrotting is Advanced, You’re a Hater

When I'm passionate about a topic, I usually spend weeks on the research. I piece together interview clips, long-forgotten news updates, lyrics, and other...

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...
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A Thought: Male Rompers and Suppressed Femininity

Save for an expertly-timed marketing push by a bold group of guys, I'm certain the loudest straight male supporters of the Romphims on Twitter...

China’s Social Credit Score Could Be Beneficial

Originally featured on Zachary's website zacharyhurdle.com.  The political turmoil in the United States, Great Britain, and France are great examples of the Western world retreating...

A Thought: The BET Hip-Hop Awards Are Still In Middle School, But Have Potential

We all know hip-hop needs a legitimate alternative entity to the GRAMMYs to annually acknowledge and award the best of the best in the...

Nipsey Hussle, The Air Force, and Why Success Today Requires Illusions of Grandeur

As a millennial, the notion of not achieving IG-worthy “success” with a polished come-up story by some arbitrary age is a difficult thought to bare. However, many of us...
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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....

A Thought: 21 Savage Is STILL From Atlanta, Goofy

I may or may not update this piece given the reactionary nature of this news + subsequent dialogue, but the initial reactions to this bizarre...

A Thought: Anime isn’t real, except on the Internet, and it’s driving me mad

When was the last time you saw something resembling Anime sold as a physical product in a store that could be walked into? Unless you...

A Thought: Actually, I Like The White Boys in the ‘Swang’ Video

By featuring people in your music video who actually listen to your music instead of the people who you're music is based on, you're...