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Can New Album Art Change How We Hear the Music?

The most iconic album covers represent cultural and societal shifts. Take, for example, the photo of an eight-year-old Nas superimposed over the Queensbridge Projects. Over the years, this image has come to symbolize the golden era of hip-hop. Interestingly enough, the relationship between …

How Does Hip-Hop Process Heartbreak?

Heartbreak can be spectacular; heartbreak can be crushing. It’s the universal emotion that puts us through the wringer, but for the most part, we become better people for having suffered through all the pain.  Heartbreak, in hip-hop, has a glorious quality to it, if only because hip-hop skews …

What Is R&B Music in 2019?

This is a guest editorial by Adrian Daniel, a singer/songwriter/producer from Brooklyn, New York. Daniel’s newly-released single, “Near You,” is available for stream here. Historically, R&B has been code for “urban black music,” but to me, R&B has never been about the color of your skin; …