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Vinyl Mango, a fresh look at album art

Welcome to Vinyl Mango

Welcome to Vinyl Mango! You asked for video content, so here it is! Introducing a new series where I discuss vinyl records and their vinyl...
White rapper performing behind a crowd

The Scourge of the White Rapper

In hip hop these days there is an urban legend of a "culture vulture," often hurled as a pejorative towards white rappers. This Rumplestiltskin...
Idris Lawal and his EP Young, Black & Blue

Idris Lawal’s ‘Young, Black & Blue’ EP Review

By Christian Breen         Young, Black & Blue is a window into Idris Lawal’s spirit, dedication, and resilience when face to face with...

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...

Is Joe Budden a Good Journo?

Known for his acerbic tongue, Joe Budden has been steadily building a little media empire over the last few years. The former artist was...
Lil Dicky shedding male tears

Why Lil Dicky Continues to Be Problematic

Source: Google Images Lil Dicky has been on my radar since his debut, and I’ve often brought him up on the podcast over the years. Much...
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...
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...

Crowdfunding Campaign

A Request... In 2015, I had a dream. It was to create an awesome platform for underground hip hop artists in Toronto who weren't getting...
Hidden Neon Sign Over Staircase

The Art of the “Sneak Diss”

Why the Sneak Diss? Why use the sneak diss? Rap is a contact sport. It's often in your face, up close and personal; much to...