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Commentary: Still Living

The story of rap’s most amazing album, its creator, and both of their everlasting imprints.

“The greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th” – Canibus

“ If I ain’t better than BIG, I’m the closest one” – Jay-Z

Canibus is a little known, underground rapper. Jay-Z is a hip-hop icon. And on both ends of that widely separated spectrum in the rap world, a common feeling is shared and understood. Christopher Wallace, a.k.a The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a Biggie Smalls is considered by many to be the GOAT (Greatest of All Time).

by · May 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP, MUSIC, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS
COMMENTARY: Rick Ross Stirs Controversy Over Suggested Date Rape Lyrics

COMMENTARY: Rick Ross Stirs Controversy Over Suggested Date Rape Lyrics

 “You better watch what you say to me.” Those were the lyrics said by rapper, T.I., who doesn’t shy away from criticism or controversy. Lyrics tend to explain how an artist feels or a particular story they want to tell. Rapper Rick Ross doesn’t think so, and has started a heat debated over the censorship of lyrics. In a recent song, smash hit “U.N.E.N.O” by Rocko with a feature from Ross, he made a suggestive sexual remark that caught ears of some sensible fans. Ross says at the beginning of those twelve bars, “Put Molly all in her champagne, she […]

by · April 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP, MUSIC, SECTIONS
An Interview with Morgan Alum, Rapper King MEZ

An Interview with Morgan Alum, Rapper King MEZ

                What does King MEZ stand for and how did you come to choose that as your name? It came from when I was in high school, and me and my friends used to be at the house, that we called the studio, recording music. My real name is Morris, and my friends used to call me E- Z, because I was laid back. Then one day someone told me I should switch it from M- E-Z to just MEZ, and I ended up liking the way that sounded better. When I added […]

by · April 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · HIP HOP, MUSIC
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Lil Wayne’s Latest Album Gives off A Different Sound

  On Tuesday, March 26 recording rap artist Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known to most as Lil Wayne, had no worries as he released his 10th studio album entitled “I Am Not A Human Being II.” Wayne’s album could not have come at a better time as it may have very well distracted the public from the seizure that hospitalized him earlier this month. Wayne features an all-star cast of artists on the album such as Nicki Minaj, Drake, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Future and others.  Compared to Wayne’s last album “The Carter IV,” which sold  940,000 in its first […]

by · April 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, HIP HOP
Justin Timberlake’s ’20-20 Experience’ Generates a Buzz

Justin Timberlake’s ’20-20 Experience’ Generates a Buzz

Justin Timberlake hasn’t made a studio album in almost seven years. But with his new album “The 20/20 Experience,” he hasn’t missed a beat.  With the single “Suit and Tie” featuring rap artist Jay-Z, fans were excited to see what Timberlake had in store for the album.  Like always, when it comes to music, Timberlake did not disappoint.  With songs such as “Strawberry Bubblegum” and “Don’t Hold The Wall,” and a mixture of R&B, Jazz, Blues and Soul, the  album is full of tracks that all ages can listen to and enjoy. If you thought his first two albums were good, you’re […]

by · April 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, R&B, SECTIONS