12Apr

How Artists Fake Authenticity & Identity To Make It In The Industry – Finale | Rules To This Sh!t

In this season finale of Rules To This Sh!t, Too $hort, N.O.R.E, Dreezy, Mila J, Nipsey Hussle, Common, J Nicks and more discuss how some artists create a fake identity through music to make it in the industry. This episode also dives into the music birthed in different cities. BET […]

11Apr

Anderson. Paak ‘Ventura’ 1 Listen Album Review

As a fan of the gifted polymath Anderson. Paak, naturally, my hopes were skyscraper high for his long-awaited debut on Aftermath Records, 2018’s Oxnard. When an album’s expectations are higher than the world’s tallest totem pole, to be dissatisfied is to experience crushing …

11Apr

Rappers Are Rejecting Code-Switching

“Can’t switch up my code / Morale be too low” —JPEGMAFIA, “Puff Daddy” To be Black in America is to hide in plain sight. Centuries worth of racism and oppression created pressure to conform to the norm; to shave or straighten hair, to speak “properly” so as to be welcomed by society. This …