Good Music president Che Pope speaks on modern artistry, Kanye West & cultural influences

We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]

In Part I of his interview with BBC broadcasted in 2009, prominent rapper & social icon Jay-Z expressed his views on many contentious issues gripping the politics of America & the international community today. The photograph above is very significant to this blog entry. It is a picture of Kanye West & Jay-Z during theirContinue reading “We Made It in America: The Political Undertones of Pop-Culture & Hip-Hop [continued…]”

P.L.O. Style – [Political Undertones in Pop-Culture continued…]

Hip-Hop is always vilified. Guns, crime, jewelry, flamboyance, extreme rhetoric, vulgarity. Malcolm X once said that governments often oppress people and then chastise them when they express their discontent or attempt a revolution. It is always easy to rationalize hate of the oppressed, especially for the privileged classes who don’t understand what it means toContinue reading “P.L.O. Style – [Political Undertones in Pop-Culture continued…]”

The Church of Hip-Hop

The political, religious & socio-economic conditions of the African-American communities birthed hip-hop, in the words of OG Q-Tip. It was in response to Iggy Azalia’s rants about her role in pop-culture. I don’t listen to her music. I listen to real hip-hop. Take that as you will. A lot of people might try to argueContinue reading “The Church of Hip-Hop”

HASA!

I’ll never forget the day this album dropped. I was in another dimension. I was inspired. This album performed well. Its critics are caught in a web of infinite skepticism. I bought this album and Yeezus on the same day. I believe these are probably the two greatest artists of our time. If you payContinue reading “HASA!”

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