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A man covered in a string of lights living the rock and roll lifestyle.

The Best Rock and Roll Influences on Hip Hop

Introduction For many years it seemed that rap and rock were competing ideologies. Too many times I've seen the phrase "you can't spell c r...
Vinyl Mango, a fresh look at album art

Vinyl Mango Episode Two

A Fresh Look at Album Art Welcome to Vinyl Mango! A fresh look at album art. Like our new tagline? It's a work-in-progress but I like...

How Anime Made Its Way Into Hip Hop

Rappers are colorful characters. Their zany personalities and eccentric habits lend themselves naturally to being animated. So it should come as no surprise that...
Glizzy on the grill

Where did the word “glizzy” come from?

The History of Glizzy From handguns to hotdogs, the noun “glizzy” is at the center of a viral trend through a tsunami wave of online...

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...
Photo of Erik Killmonger in Black Panther

How Black Panther Explores Pan-Africanism

The Hype is Real....Wakanda Forever Y'know sometimes people hype up a movie that you think it can never meet expectations. Gladly, this is not one...
Bright lights hit Lil Uzi on stage wearing a backwards cap

How Rappers Sound in 2018

For a genre of music so focused on words, hip hop seems to be lacking lyricism these days, focusing more on sound. Artists are...
Big Pun's Abuse

The Spectre of Abuse Around Big Pun’s Legacy

The Question of Big Pun and Abuse Recently, Chris Rivers, the son of Big Pun put out a song that dished out the details of...
Troy Junker with "The Juice".

Troy Junker’s Got “The Juice”

By Christian Breen Troy Junker exhibits exceptional personal and artistic growth in his new album, The Path. On July 29th, Junker released the...
Bloody Hands for Halloween

Prepared To Be Scared: 10 Albums Perfect for Halloween

Halloween and music make a deadly combination. Here are a few of our favorite soundtracks for Hallow's Eve. Dare Iz A Darkside - Redman (1994) This...