Lil Dicky – Pillow Talking feat. Brain

By Rali Chorbadzhiyska Lil Dicky does not fail to entertain once again! His real name is David Burd and he rose to fame with his witty rap and hilarious videos, including Ex-boyfriend, White Dude and Lemme Freak. To know his life story why not have a go at his collaboration with Snoop Dogg - Professional Rapper. … Continue reading Lil Dicky – Pillow Talking feat. Brain

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‘Turn Off Your Brain and Just Trust Instinct’: Q-Tip on the Evolving Sound of Hip-Hop

For those of you who are into Hip-Hop (and longer reads)!

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A Tribe Called Quest’s sixth album, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service, is a reminder of how much time has passed. As Noisey editor Kyle Kramer notes, it brings Phife Dawg’s voice back from the dead, uses familiar samples, and has that unmistakable Tribe groove. But the hip-hop group’s final studio album also marks now, and for many fans is very much relevant and political, especially given its release the day after the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

Kramer talks with Q-Tip about being egoless and instinctive — and staying true to himself and to Tribe while evolving with the sound of hip-hop.

I think you have to always look ahead, in anything. We sometimes become creatures of habit, and we want to continue to do things that we maybe have enjoyed or that strike a particular chord that we’ve experienced a long, long…

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Hip-Hop’s Relationship with Conspiracy Theories, a Short Commentary

By Rali Chorbadzhiyska I stumbled upon this article on Vice the other day, titled ‘Why Hip-Hop Loves Conspiracies’. Here is a list of most conspiracy theories from various artists that the author of the article goes through: The earth being flat Charles Darwin is a Mason NASA is showing people CGI photos of stars The … Continue reading Hip-Hop’s Relationship with Conspiracy Theories, a Short Commentary

A Peak in the 21st Century Popular Culture: A Literary Analysis of the Lyrics to the Song ‘Swalla’ by Jason Derulo (ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign)

By Rali Chorbadzhiyska *Do not be scared by the size of this article! Short analysis follows each stanza from the original text.                 Welcome to the 2017 unambiguous ambiguity of lyrics! Usually I would discuss the expectations set up by the title of a literary text but I prefer to refrain from speculation for once … Continue reading A Peak in the 21st Century Popular Culture: A Literary Analysis of the Lyrics to the Song ‘Swalla’ by Jason Derulo (ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign)