For a genre of music so focused on words, hip hop seems to be lacking lyricism these days, focusing more on sound. Artists are continually leaning on hip hop tropes to pad their bars. “Fuck bitches get money” has become a shorthand criticism of the … Continue reading How Rappers Sound in 2018
Rich Chigga – Successful International Star?
By Tyler McLaurin With the internet widening the focus of our media, we’re beginning to see artists from all over the world blow up. We live in a world of physical proximity but also mental proximity or proximity based on interest. No one embodies the … Continue reading Rich Chigga – Successful International Star?
What Happens When an Artist Goes “Indie”?
There’s a big kerfuffle these days regarding artists and their independence. With the likes of Russ (an artist who blew up thanks to SoundCloud), being a recent outspoken critic of the perception of “independent” artists who are really backed by major labels through their distribution deals … Continue reading What Happens When an Artist Goes “Indie”?
Canadian Hiphop Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum
Oh Canada! You glorious nation with an inferiority complex constantly reminding people that you’re great. We get it! You’ve been here for years – don’t call it a comeback! You see Canada has always been proud of its hiphop movement. From Maestro Fres Wes to … Continue reading Canadian Hiphop Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum