In My Opinion: The future of Hip-Hop

27 Jun

Hip-Hop isn’t dead. The torch is brighter now than it has been for years and young, exciting artists like A$AP Rocky, Meek, Big Sean and Earl look to keep that flame burning for a long time. And every one of those acts have one thing in common, a team. Continue reading

Song of the Day: Hodgy Beats – Fordabitches

27 Jun

Hodgy Beats is on point again with soulful tune. The often overlooked Odd Future rapper impresses over the instrumental for D’Angelo’s “Alright”.

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Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad

26 Jun

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New concious track from Lupe from the upcoming FOOD & LIQUOR 2: The Great American Rap Album PT.1 set to be released on 25th September.

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Song of the Day: Joey Bad A$$ – Righteous Minds

26 Jun

Joey Bada$$ impresses with this smart social commentary. The 17 year old raps beyond his years over great production from Bruce LeeKix as he rhymes “I never knew the world could be this cold, Only time a nigga died he was playing a role”.

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In My Opinion: Is Hip-Hop Dead?

26 Jun

In 2006, one of the best rappers to have ever lived made a bold statement. Nas’ album title claimed Hip-Hop was dead.

Now Nas might have been throwing out a controversial statement just to drum up excitement and push album sales, but after a year full of “snap music” singles, I couldn’t blame him. No matter how catchy “Laffy Taffy” and “Snap Yo Fingers” were, they did nothing to prove to outsiders that Hip-Hop was anything more than simple, trashy lyrics that glorify women and somehow, spawn a dance.

And that’s the killer problem.

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25 Jun

Swurve – The latest on hip-hop, grime and urban news.

Me. 18 year old student. Aspiring journalist.

This is basically where I talk -ish and you read it.

Un-Popular Culture. Un-Popular Opinion.

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25 Jun

It’s a big day for unpopular culture. The first of (hopefully) many “Swurve” posts to come. The plan is to post as frequently and steadily as possible on the latest hip-hop, grime and urban news; but this is my blog and if I want to start talking -ish about politics and things outside of the general flow of the blog, I will. K?

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