August Alsina Talks About Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

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Today, singer August Alsina, went on The Breakfast Club to promote his new music (as all artists do). But unlike most artists, August isn’t afraid to open up about his life and what’s really going on in it. In this interview, August talks about issues he has with his family and his battle with depression and thoughts of suicide.

A lot of celebrities, and everyday people, put up a façade on social media and present only the highlights of their lives or what they think would be pleasing for others to see. You see it everyday on Instagram; money, cars, clothes, girls, etc., all to try to impress everyone else. However, EVERYONE goes through trials in life that leave them emotionally hurt. Some may choose to address it and learn from that experience, but others will ignore the pain caused and never fully heal. I’m not saying that you should put everything that you’re going through on social media, but I think social media is very misleading and should not be taken farther than face value.

Thankfully, with artists like August being open Continue reading August Alsina Talks About Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

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Hip Hop Culture vs. Music Business Necessities: Consequence Breakfast Club Interview

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Last Friday, August 21, 2015, Consequence stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his new album, “A Good Comeback Story” releasing the first week of October. However, what was most interesting about his interview was him talking about the hip hop culture and the music business. In this interview, Consequence explains the difference between what’s considered a part of the hip hop culture and what’s necessary for the music business. Continue reading Hip Hop Culture vs. Music Business Necessities: Consequence Breakfast Club Interview

Wondaland Records and The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Yesterday, Janelle Monae and all of her artists including Jidenna, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, and Roman Gianarthur, marched the streets of Philadelphia in a protest against police brutality. (As if anyone needed another reason to love Janelle and everything she stands for.) Janelle and her artists just released their highly anticipated EP today entitled, “Wondaland Records Presents: The Eephus” and are currently on tour to promote it. While in Philly, Wondaland took the opportunity to use their platforms in a positive way to further bring awareness to the tragic ongoing killings of African-Americans by police officers around the nation. They also released a song Continue reading Wondaland Records and The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

This Week in Hip Hop: Beef Brings Bars Plus New Kendrick Lamar Video

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If you’re a hip hop fan or on any type of social media, you should know all about the beef between Meek Mill and Drake. Last Tuesday, July 21st, Meek took to Twitter to discuss how Drake doesn’t write his own raps. Fans quickly started to wonder, “Well who has been getting me in my feelings about my ex for the last 5 years? Who started from the bottom? Who was running through the 6 with his woes?” Meek claimed that a rapper but the name of Quentin Miller is Drake’s ghostwriter, which may or may not be true. As a fan of hip hop, I really don’t care who writes the bars as long as they’re ill and delivered nicely over a hype beat. Many other fans seem to have the same sentiment, but still questioned Drake’s credibility.

Drake gave the claims 6 days (how clever) Continue reading This Week in Hip Hop: Beef Brings Bars Plus New Kendrick Lamar Video

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