Daily Archives: January 14, 2016

China Mac Drops Video For “Going Down” Featuring Nas’ Artist Dave East

China Mac is one of those artists whose words permeate deeper into a listeners psyche for a reason. That reason is authenticity and credibility. Mac has had a colorful past, for lack of a better term, but now has shifted gears into a more positive speed yet still keeps that grit and attitude that is…

#BlackGirlMagic: Things Black Girls are Tired of Hearing ft. Amandla Stenberg

“Can I touch your hair?” Amandla Stenberg (who is currently a Teen Vogue cover star)  and a few well-known friends break down the offensive microaggressions that build up and manifest itself into schools and the workplace. #blackgirlmagic is a hashtag community of women, a rally cry on social media against marginalization of black women in the U.S.

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Break It Down: Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

With Kanye West’s long-awaited Swish album around the corner (check his latest work here), I decided to focus on my second installment of lyrical breakdowns (read the first here) on what many consider his magnum opus, 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Five years since the LP’s release, its footprint on modern hip-hop is still very present. From the dark, borderline…

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