Sonita is a powerful new documentary that premiered at Sundance earlier this year and just screened at the Dallas International Film Festival. The film tells the story of Sonita Alizadeh, a 15 year old Afghan refugee living in Iran. The film follows her journey as she pursues her dream to
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: Simultaneously de-mythologizes and re-mythologizes N.W.A.’s contributions to rap music and hip-hop culture.
Welcome to Track Life, a daily column in which Jacob Knight shares what he thinks to be the best in music, both new and old. Sometimes you don’t even need a reason to love a song. Sometimes, you just want to get as hype as possible and certain tracks allow for
Here is our StarVation album review for their self-titled release.
I have a bad habit of missing rising stars. Perhaps I’m just looking in the wrong places or read the wrong magazines but I don’t seem to be able to spot an upcoming act.The rise of the surreal and controversial rap group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (or simply OFWGKTA)
Dear Readers, We talk a lot about “guilty pleasures”—you know, those things we do or like that we know we shouldn’t. But, I wonder: How much “guilt” do we really feel about them? Maybe it’s me, but I just can’t muster any real “guilt” about loving some of the chick
Here is our Lupe Fiasco album review of “Food & Liquor Pt. II The Great American Rap Album Pt. I”. Lupe Fiasco’s lyrical abilities are unquestioned.
What is the current state of hip-hop music? Is it over-ridden with two-bit rappers, over-shadowed by mediocre dubstep beats, is it just now for the club? Where’s the substance? The mention of a struggle only prefaces the ludicrous spending on YSL, Givenchy, jewels, and “bitches?” What would the forefathers say?
While there has been much eyebrow raising about 40-year-old rapper Snoop Dogg changing his name to Snoop Lion due to a spiritual awakening, his upcoming documentary Reincarnated seems to explain to viewers the reasoning behind his peculiar behaviour. Although this may not be everyone’s slice of cake, if you’re a rap
I spent my day today talking to friends about Adam Yauch’s death and listening to nothing but old Beastie Boys albums. A little HELLO NASTY with my late lunch, a little ILL COMMUNICATION as the sky started to lose it’s blue, and now I’m lost in PAUL’S BOUTIQUE as I
Despite it being a stellar year for new hip hop, one act managed to stand out more than anyone else in 2011. I am of course talking about the unstoppable force of demonic audio destruction that is Death Grips. The Sacramento unit which consists of Zach Hill, Andy Morin and the undeniable
Last week’s premiere kicked the season off right with five of the top ten crews battling it out to see who will survive to perform again. Mix’d Elements didn’t impress and now have to dance for their life against the crew that’s in the bottom this week. Now the remaining