Your favorite artist releases a new song. You press play, and suddenly you hear something that sounds quite familiar. It’s a song you’ve heard before, but it’s not by this artist. This phenomenon is known as sampling. When musicians use pieces of work from others to create new content, they are sampling. Not to be […]

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The 2016 presidential election has been one long rap battle. Whether the candidates are dissing each other or themselves, the public is fed up. Trump has been launching insults at Hillary for the entire election season. Some rappers decided to shoot some disses back at Trump, and here are five that definitely make a statement. […]

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One of 2014’s breakout stars Iggy Azalea has recently quit what has arguably become the only thing keeping her in the news — her Twitter. In yet another string of angry tweets, she called the Internet “the ugliest reflection of mankind there is” (but all she does is spend her time on the Internet…) after TMZ […]

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Austin Crann, Staff Writer @austincrann Overall, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were a total snoozefest — one too many ballads performed — but they did manage to send social media into a tailspin with how they treated Her Royal Highness Beyoncé. Her game-changing opus “BEYONCÉ” was barred from any of the major awards, relegated to […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot For every poseur, ‘thug’, ‘gangster’ and ‘player’ there is a certified platinum hit by the whitest boy in the game, and he is none other than the perennial king of controversy, Marshall Mathers, aka The Real Slim Shady, aka Eminem. What is so interesting about Mathers’ and his alter […]

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By Brandon Kesselly, Staff Writer Over the last few decades, the genre of hip hop has slowly been evolving. With each year, each new artist that has risen to ‘mainstream’ status has brought something new to the table (for better or for worse). Certain artists constantly push the boundaries either lyrically, sonically or both. Others […]

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