Category Archives: Culture

It’s more than just music

I recently listened to a video on the Vox channel on Youtube called ‘rappers deconstructed: the best rhymers of all time’. It was interesting to see such a mechanical approach to the analysis of hip hop music. The narrator described her appreciation for the artist MF Doom and started  breaking down the lyrics of his songs. I was impressed by the intellectual acuity showcased in his rhymes as I’ve tried to listen to his music a couple of times and I’ve never liked it.

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The Candace Owens Spatial Divide

After doing a little digging I’m happy to see that Candace Owens is still trying to empower people, speak truth and change minds.  I have listened to a lot of her anti-democratic stance and as a black woman in America spouting the kind of truths she does, she’s no only brave but has some very good points to make.  Continue reading The Candace Owens Spatial Divide

Be mindful of what music you listen to

Music conveys emotion and communicates feelings sonically to induce further emotion into the consumer. This could be sadness, anger, happiness or any emotion the artist is feeling at the time. Hip hop as an art form offers a direct depiction of how an artist may be feeling or what they’ve gone through, and often this comes across as conceited, boasty and in some cases glorifies negativity. Continue reading Be mindful of what music you listen to

Selling out has now become the goal for musicians

Musicians have always tried to find the balance between creating their art and selling records, because the more that’s sold, the more ‘diluted’ the music can get. This is the same across all genre’s,  rap, rock, classical and pop. As music has changed over the years so has the levels of wealth attainability for the creators. Being rich and having a hit record back in the 50’s and 60’s meant that you could buy your high school sweetheart a new car and go on holiday to Miami twice and year. Continue reading Selling out has now become the goal for musicians

It’s everybody else’s fault apart from mine

Learning about the horrors of the very recent past has contributed to a radical left wing set of ideologies that have crept into our educational institutions and flooded our media outlets. There is a segment of the population who believe strongly in identity politics and their right to constantly voice their opinion. Continue reading It’s everybody else’s fault apart from mine

Should I feel proud about slavery?

Language is very important when considering the appropriate feeling about the history of black slavery from the perspective of a black person, because as a black man there is definitely strong feelings when the topic of slavery is brought up. For clear context in this particular article, when I refer to slavery, I am specifically talking about the transatlantic slave trade which started in the 16th Century. Continue reading Should I feel proud about slavery?

The rise of the average looking popstar

Musicians have been known to be good looking and in shape throughout entertainment history. There have been exceptions to this rule but if you look at the music artists who dominate the industry over long periods of time, they are usually appealing to the eye. This is why it was such a shock when Susan Boyle from Britain’s got talent became so popular. Continue reading The rise of the average looking popstar