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Jay-Z Receives Backlash for NFL Partnership

by Darlene Leal
On Aug. 14, NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodwell and Jay-Z announced that they would be collaborating. Jay-Z will be consulting on entertainment (including the Super Bowl halftime) along with helping the NFL promote criminal justice reform and better police community relations through their partnership campaign, “Inspire Change.” “With its global reach, the National Football League has […]

A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault

by Gustavo Garcia
On Wednesday, rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty by a Swedish judge after being accused of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari on June 30 in Stockholm, Sweden.  Various videos show the incident that took place outside a fast-food restaurant. Some argue that A$AP and his crew were trying to walk away from the situation while others […]

Tyler, the Creator Redefines Artistic Boundaries with New Album: IGOR

by Daniel Friedland
The long awaited and highly anticipated IGOR finally dropped, drawing a rift between Tyler fans, with half of them mildly disappointed and the other half bewildered by Tyler’s creative dive into gritty emotion. With such a big divide, is Tyler, the Creator‘s new project really a step up from Flower Boy, or has he digressed […]

What Makes Good Rap Music?

by Daniel Friedland
Over the past couple of year, there have been many critics of mumble rap, citing artists like Logic and Eminem as a holy grails in an industry where rappers like Lil Uzi Vert and 21 Savage are bigger parts of the stream. With the new Logic and Eminem collab, however, we are given a chance […]

Kevin Abstract Drops Surprise EP

by Daniel Friedland
Aside from a few hinting Instagram posts, Kevin Abstract‘s new EP ARIZONA baby was a complete surprise. At just barely 3 tracks (the first track is only a minute and a half), the EP is short. What it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The EP opens with “Big Wheels,” an experimental […]

Ignore The Critics, Netflix’s New ‘Turn Up Charlie’ is Rave-Worthy

by Ben LaScola
What’s The Show? Premiering March 15th, Turn Up Charlie stars a warm, genuine Idris Elba as Charlie, a DJ and producer struggling to make ends meet as he tries to reignite the flame of a one-hit wonder career. Charlie lives in England in a small house with his no-nonsense Aunt Lydia, played by a scene-stealing […]