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The newer generation is also blurring those journalistic/recording artist lines as well when they aren’t challenging genre notions – let the Portland-native Aminé tell it. His breakout single “Caroline” became a viral success, earned him Triple Platinum status and placed him amongst this year’s coveted...

Virginia native Masego has spent the past several years dismantling music criticism’s beloved "high art versus low art" argument through his unique brand of "trap house jazz." In his world, the two genres, both deeply rooted in Southern black culture, get along with each other fairly well. Read...

Describing Tiffany Gouché always leads to conversations regarding millennial artists refusing to be “boxed in” by genre. From the Inglewood native’s perspective, she’s even evolving past the alternative R&B/soul label given to her music by tastemakers, fans and even herself. “I want everyone to define 'soul music,' because we...

London-based tastemaker Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings and his genre-defining Bubblers compilations have become golden-tinted ambrosia for modern experimental groove junkies over the past several years. Current semi-underground standards ranging from Jose James and Hiatus Kaiyote to The Hics and Nick Hakim have been featured on...

News of 16-year-old Compton native Isaiah Cooper becoming the youngest African-American pilot to fly solo around the continental U.S. last summer went viral and became the against-all-odds story that eventually becomes a Hollywood blockbuster. At the center of the accomplishment was none other than Robin Petgrave,...

Future’s “Purple Reign” Pop-Up Shop: Trap Chic & Fandom Overload

Some notable fan pieces include a representation of the ultra-popular “If Young Metro don’t trust you,” producer tag in the style of Ricky’s murders from John Singleton’s classic film Boyz N The Hood and an oil painting featuring Gucci flip flops. Those who remember Sergio Garcia’s Future tribute from Art Basel in Miami can get an up-close look at the original pieces, as well. Then there are small touches like doubled-up styrofoam cups adorning the bathroom door.

Hip Hop’s Presence In The 2016 Democratic Primaries Is More Than Politics As Usual

A common criticism of Sanders revolves around if whether or not his policies of a more socialized take on Obama care and free junior college are even feasible. This in contrast to Clinton’s more establishment tone. Right now, both represent two very different approaches to liberal politics and their endorsements as well. Yes, Donald Trump had some rap co-signs as he leads the polls for the Republican party. Ben Carson failed in capturing the black vote through rap as well or Mark Rubio confessing his love for West Coast Hip Hop. How will history see rap endorsements for The GOP? The answer is currently in the air at the moment unless one cares about the thoughts of the “Right Thurr” guy or Kanye West’s manic self.

Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon

People either appreciated their eccentric take on funk and soul as pretty phenomenal, especially on their debut Tawk Tomahawk. Or, not enough even noticed them. This is what makes their follow-up Choose Your Weapon such a triumph. It retains the dense, sonically progressive elements of Tawk Tomahawk while being an incredibly easier listen. Read more here.