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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 60

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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 18 1

This is the cover art to Minnie Riperton's Adventures in Paradise


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 26

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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 14

This photo captures some of the members of the Hip Hop Congress.


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 110

he text “Politically Active Rappers” in Bold blue Text and the Text “other than Kanye” with a image of a artist in a studio session as the background and bordered with stars and red white and blue stripes”


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 71

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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 […]

todayMarch 29, 2020 111

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The Legendary Madlib

By Jason ArlineMusic Journalist In today’s music industry, producers are just as, if not more, influential as the artists who sing on their songs. Prior to the internet and social media, producers were mainly a part of their labels and weren’t the star attraction. Nowadays, producers headline tours and co-create on projects independently more often than in the past. Producers like DJ Khaled, Kaytranada, Kenny Beats and Zaytoven all have […]

todayMarch 15, 2020 21

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The Evolution of Mac Miller and His Discography

By Gage SuttonMusic Journalist On Sept. 7 of 2018, the world lost Mac Miller, one of the most respected and talented artists of his generation. Born Malcolm James McCormick, Mac Miller burst onto the hip-hop scene in 2010 with a mixtape titled K.I.D.S.. Little did the music industry know that this 18-year-old kid from Pittsburgh would quickly become one of the most polarizing artists of the decade and would amass an […]

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