Does the level of one’s literacy skills/knowledge impact his or her choice of songs? This post may be a little hypocritical because my English is far from perfect but I wanted to dig further into how education can impact hip-hop. At school, it is very apparent that certain cliques listen to certain types of music… Read More Does Literacy Rate Impact Hip-hop Demographics?
GhostBusters came to the rescue when they spotted Drake’s ghostwriter. I hope they saved the world.… Read More Drake Is Ghost-Busted!
After presenting a short speech on the influence of hip hop on our youth, I’m curious to find out what your opinion is on the topic. How have you benefitted from hip hop and how did you first encounter the genre?
The music we come across shape who we are. It reaches us through the mainstream media. It targets the innocent. It molds those who are malleable. Hip hop is a powerful tool in the classroom. Teachers also have the power to decide what we listen to and who we look up to. There are so… Read More Food & Liquor Flashback
We live in a world dictated by artists and their catch phrases. They indoctrinate and discourage the youth. But don’t be discouraged, because If You’re Reading This It’s Too Not Late.
He used to be Jimmy Brooks from Degrassi: The Next Generation. Now, he’s supporting other artists kickstart their clubs on a Tuesday. This brings up an interesting question, “Did Drake really start from the bottom?” There have been numerous articles on this issue and many state that Drake grew up in a middle class family.… Read More Did He Really Start From the Bottom?
Canada must be proud of Drake. Those piggybacking on Drake’s success…
This week, Lupe Fiasco released a music video and the delivery was unexpected. Through some simple lyric analysis, we’ve figured out the message of the song. There were some powerful religious connotations and correlations to current day violence and injustice. It was hard to artistically visualize the message as a music video. Fortunately, things came… Read More Madonna(and Other Mothers In the Hood) – Sketch
Which albums disappointed you in 2014?
Lately, there has been some twitter conflict within the hip hop community. Usual stuff. It happens all the time. However, this one caught my attention as it involved some issues concerning Ferguson. It’s a bit difficult to explain the whole twitter feud as I may have some biased opinions. Check the article here as both… Read More Tweet-Hop Conflicts