The highly anticipated album, which is attached to possibly the most highly anticipated comic-book movie this year, has finally arrived. Continue reading Listen to the ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack: Stream It Here
Both Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dropped long-awaited videos for their 2017 projects 4:44 and DAMN. respectively. The videos continue the spirit of emotional self-expression and social commentary that lead both albums to have such a major impact in 2017. Continue reading New Videos: Jay-Z Releases ‘Marcy Me,’ ‘Smile’ & ‘Legacy; Kendrick Drops ‘Love’
After years of subliminal back-and-forths, Drake seems to have comfortably settled into the role of a pop dancehall singer and Kendrick has snatched the crown as the resident god emcee. But what would’ve happened if industry politics had been put aside and egos were allowed to reign? Continue reading Drake vs. Kendrick — Who Would’ve Won?
Covering everything from Black Lives Matter to black protest and black censorship, artists came together to assert their beliefs in solidarity and family. #BETAwards Continue reading The Best 2016 BET Award Moments!
Now, a lot of people define “freestyle” as a flow dropped off the top of the head. I choose to use the old school definition, which would be closer to what we call a “flex” or a verse with no purpose other than to show the emcee’s lyrical ability.
Well, in that tradition, and in the tradition of “Black Friday,” both J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar decided to borrow from each other to spit their own dedications to the consumer-driven obsessive horror story that is the day after Thanksgiving. Continue reading J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar Borrow From the Other for ‘Black Friday’
Last week, thousands of supporters and activists of all races met at the nation’s capital for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.
And although the eras are different, one thing that remains the same is the fiery emotion of protest shared by both eras.
Another is that both eras have soundtracks. Continue reading Kendrick Lamar and reigniting the fire of protest music