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Low-key Hip-Hop Gems You Should Be Streaming This Summer

By C.J. Okeke Music Journalist Hello everyone, Captain Obvious here, letting you know that summer 2022 is in full effect! And with that comes all the things that make summer great, whether that event happens to be a cookout, a vacation, or a party at the pool, we all know that a great playlist can make or break the fun. There have been so many popular summer tunes that have […]

todayJuly 14, 2022 82 1

Denzel Curry is illuminated by blue and purple lights while he raps for the crowd. The crowds hands and phones can be seen at the bottom outstretched towards Curry.

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Concert Review: Denzel Curry Melts Eyez at 713 Music Hall

By Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director Earlier this year, Florida rapper Denzel Curry released his highly anticipated fifth studio album Melt My Eyez See Your Future, an introspective record that Curry himself described as “the end of an era”. Curry finds himself moving past his previous alter egos and bodies of work and instead embraces his authentic self. "I'm not trying to be Zeltron. I'm not trying to be Aquarius […]

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Summer Anthems You Didn’t Know You Needed

By Stephanie Giannuzzi Music Journalist Living in Austin, Texas, summer is always an anticipated time of the year and it is time to embrace the heat and finally go outside to enjoy ourselves. This season brings out the best kind of experiences because of the weather forcing us to either be at the lake, the pool, around nature, or be around our favorite people. There is nothing like a perfect […]

todayJune 29, 2021 64

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The Songs of My Semester 

By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Director  “Big Boss Rabbit” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NabmJWtYK5c Indiana native Freddie Gibbs returned with this single “Big Boss Rabbit”. Gibbs’ Alfredo was recently Grammy-nominated for rap album of the year. However, the project lost to Nas’ King’s Disease produced by Hit-Boy. The beat samples Nas’s “You’re Da Man” from his 2001 album Stillmatic. The intro samples Mike Tyson declaring his greatness in a post-fight interview. The beat has a bouncy trap beat that is similar […]

todayMay 15, 2021 20 1

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The Women Behind Hip-Hop

Jesse RodriguezMusic Journalist The integral part that these women played in hip-hop is often overlooked, simply because the work they put in was behind the scenes and years before they got to be a part of hip-hop. Without these artists and their initial efforts, these iconic songs wouldn't even exist. These songs contain elements of soul, jazz, and R&B, which hip-hop is fundamentally based on. The Charmel’s - “As Long […]

todayMarch 26, 2021 98

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Women in Hip-Hop Playlist 2

By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Director  Women rappers and artists aren’t always highlighted in hip-hop which is presented as male-dominated. However, women are essential to the genre from top to bottom. That is more prevalent than ever as women rappers have risen to the forefront of the genre. Hip-hop is in a better place because of the growing inclusiveness and content created by women. However, there still is a long way to […]

todayMarch 23, 2021 19

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Texas State University’s Hip Hop Congress

By Kennedy WoodCommunity Relations Staff Member About a month ago, I got the opportunity to talk to the president of the Hip Hop Congress, James Ortiz Jr., along with several other members of this organization. We were able to speak to each other about the impacts of this organization and any important information that potential members should know. Hip Hop Congress (HHC) is a student organization that wants to connect […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 152 1

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Politically Active Rappers

By Jason ArlineMusic Journalist While the public has become no stranger to Kanye West’s ties in politics with his recent announcement to run in the 2020 presidential election and his former endorsement of Donald Trump, many rappers have sought similar political ventures. As artists, rappers share a connection with their communities and the places they chose to call home. This has always been well represented within their music. Most rappers […]

todayJuly 13, 2020 141

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Women in Hip Hop Playlist

By Christopher BrockerMusic Journalist In recent years a wide range of women rappers have established themselves in the mainstream and demanded the attention of the hip hop community. Women rappers have taken over the radio, house parties, and the club scene. In honor of  Women’s history Month, this playlist is dedicated to women in contemporary hip hop.This playlist consists of trending artists such as Rico Nasty and lesser known artists […]

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