Biggie – ‘Life After Death’ – Review

Perhaps the most eerie thing about Life After Death is it’s title. The album, released just sixteen days after Notorious B.I.G.’s unexpected and tragic passing, is the successor to his previous critically-acclaimed debut project, Ready To Die. Harboring a star-studded list of guest appearances sprinkled throughout the twenty-four long tracklist, the album clocks in at …

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Lil wayne – ‘Tha Carter V (deluxe)’ – Review

In 2018, Lil Wayne’s long awaited album, Tha Carter V, finally released. Being the fifth album of Wayne’s Tha Carter series, fans of Waynehad to wait 7 years after the previous installment dropped before they were finally able to listen to the official version. Upon release, the album still garnered praise from both fans and …

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Lecrae – ‘Restoration’ – Review

Restoration is the tenth studio album by grammy-award winning artist Lecrae. He is arguably the most prolific acts in the Christian Hip-Hop scene, being able to beautifully blend both worlds uniquely. When Lecrae first started off, his goal was simple: evangelize through his music as much as possible. His third studio album, Rebel, and Man …

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The “lesser of two evils” debate

On April 9th, 1865, slavery was officially abolished as the Civil War concluded. Three years later, the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former slaves—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.” However, this did not always translate to the ability to vote, and …

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Logic – ‘No Pressure’ – Is It Good?

Since the start of his career, Logic has been one of Hip-Hop’s biggest punching bags. From being criticized for having “cringy” lyrics to being revered by some of the biggest names in rap, his love-hate relationship with the Hip-Hop community started with the release of his senior album, Everybody. What was supposed to be an …

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Drake – ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ – Is It Good?

Drake’s first full-length body of work since his 2019 feud with Pusha T has finally arrived. Dark Lane Demo Tapes, named after it’s dark and menacing production, features guest appearances from Future, Young Thug, Chris Brown, and more. Despite a star-studded list of guest appearances, one question remains: Is It Good?  The album opens with …

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Jack Harlow – ‘SWEET ACTION’ – Is It Good?

Jack Harlow is a rapper who seemingly blew up out of nowhere. From his 2018 track, “SUNDOWN” which put him on many people’s radar, to his most recent  “WHATS POPPIN,” which debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100’s Bubbling Under chart, Jack Harlow has garnered 514k followers on Instagram, and over 44 million …

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The Weeknd – ‘After Hours’ – Is It Good?

The Weeknd is an artist who seems to be in the spotlight more for his highly publicized breakups rather than his music. Over the last three years, he’s gone from dating Selena Gomez, which led to beef with her ex-boyfriend, Justin Beiber, to having an on-and-off again relationship with Bella Hadid. However, these breakups have …

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Envy and Homicide: The Dangers of Rappers Idolizing Riches

How many rappers must be affected before something is done? XXXTentacion, Nipsey Hussle, and now, tragically, Pop Smoke. What do these three names have in common? Aside from the fact that they were rappers, in the past three years they tragically fell victim to gun violence fueled by envy and hatred at the hands of …

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These Two Movies Are Essential To Watch for Black History Month

Black History Month is the month that is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the remarkable achievements made by African Americans. Achievements that are very often overlooked or purposefully not given the recognition they deserve. So, is there any better way to celebrate Black History Month than with movies that give a new and insightful look …

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