Articles by Mike Voss

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The Purge: Election Year Is Almost Here

2013 thriller The Purge was immensely successful commercially, grossing almost $90 million during its time in theaters. Its sequel the next year, The Purge: Anarchy, raked in $111 million. Speculation about a third installment has buzzed throughout modern horror fans since. On July 1st, next Friday, the series becomes a trilogy, as The Purge: Election Year…

Celebrate Father’s Day with “Rap Dads”

Fatherhood can be challenging, but even more so rewarding, for any quality dad in this world. It can be even more difficult for fathers who balance a career with as much potential instability as music has with being an awesome dad. But somehow, many proud poppas manage to do just that, striking a delicate balance between pursuing their passions…

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Rap Music’s Forbidden Fruit: White Emcees & the ‘N-Word’

The N-word. It’s easily the most infamous phrase that’s often substituted with saying the letter it begins with, followed by “word”. More so than any piece of profanity, from ‘fuck’ to ‘cunt’, in the lexicon of the English language. Its history is well-documented, as it’s been completely flipped 180 degrees from a viciously degrading insult towards an…

An Inside Look At Rapacon 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: Rapacon’s founder, interviewed at the beginning of the video, is named CURTIS SHERROD, not Rashad.  On May 29th, we attended the 8th annual Rapacon in Philadelphia, PA. It’s a multifaceted hip-hop focused event, including a non-stop “Rapathon” cypher full of upcoming and veteran emcees alike, as well as a “DJ-Con”, where DJs take…

Upcoming Russian Film “Viking” Looks Savage AF

Cinematography and special effects can do a hell of a lot for a feature film, no matter how flimsy or generic the storyline may be. From the Transformers trilogy to 300, movies being saved by their epic overall look is no new feat. From that introduction it may seem that I’m pre-judging the upcoming Russian film…

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