I was first introduced to Dear Silas at a concert held in Jackson, MS. I was completely blown away by his talent as not only a thought provoking lyricist, but a talented musician. He effortlessly went from rapping to playing his trumpet back to rapping as if such artistry is easy to do. I was undoubtedly amazed and deemed him the “Kendrick Lamar of Jackson, MS”. However, I don’t want to start any comparisons, because he is a star in his own right. I’m so excited to see Silas’s growth into becoming the star I know he is destined to be. Check out his new video for his single “Gullah Gullah Island” and listen to his new project “The Day I Died” below. Continue reading A Rare Talent on the Rise: Dear Silas
One of the most important artists of this generation, Kendrick Lamar, used his platform for a greater purpose yet again at last night’s Grammys. Kendrick is not an entertainer, although his talent and energy foster excitement; he is an artist. As Beyoncé stated before announcing a Grammy award last night,
“Art is an unapologetic celebration of culture through expression.” – Beyoncé.
Kendrick did just that, express his thoughts on what’s happening in the African American community unapologetically while celebrating his African heritage. Continue reading “This is modern day slavery”: Kendrick Lamar’s POWERFUL 2016 Grammy Performance (Video and Lyrics)
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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