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The Rise Of Hip-Hop’s Most Influential Subgenres

By Tyson Taylor Music Journalist Over the course of its history, hip-hop has turned into a melting pot of different cultures. For our parent's generation, rock n’ roll was an influential statement in society. Arguably today I, as well as many others, believe that hip-hop has taken its place as the most influential genre of music. With the growth of the genre, sub-genres have emerged that cater to niche audiences […]

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Four Great Beat Tapes from Local Producers

By Diego Gonzales Music Journalist  The instrumental Hip-Hop scene in central Texas is filled with tons of experimentation and exciting sampling and mixing. The scene is constantly growing and thanks to online services such as Bandcamp, it has never been easier to find great local talent. Here are four great beat tapes from local Texas artists.   Without Fear of Obsolescence - Haikey This album is comparable to Geodaddi from […]

todayAugust 5, 2023 51 2

Album Review

Album Review: MID AIR by Paris Texas

By Adrianna Elias Music Journalist Paris Texas, the enigmatic alt-rap hip-hop duo from Los Angeles, returns with their sophomore album MID AIR. Following the success of their previous album releases, Boy Anonymous, and EP releases like Red Hand Akimbo. With four singles released before the album dropped, fans were already hyped for what the duo had in store. The album kicks off with a hard-hitting intro, "tenTHIRTYseven," setting the tone […]

todayAugust 2, 2023 84 3

the album cover of FORWARD, Jordan Ward with sunglasses and his hair in his face


Jordan Ward Rises to Fame: An upcoming Hip-Hop Phenomenon

By Ariana Mendoza Music Journalist In the vibrant and diverse world of hip-hop and R&B, the emergence of true artists that have created a unique path for themselves is nothing like Jordan Ward has. From his early days of being a professional dancer in competitions in his hometown to big arenas with A-list music artists. Jordan Ward has become a new refreshing face in the music scene and gives an […]

todayJuly 26, 2023 90 3

3x3 album cover collage consisting of Young Thug’s BUSINESS IS BUSINESS, Lil Yacthy’s Let’s Start Here, Yeat’s Afterlyfe. NBA Youngboy Don’t Try This At Home, Lil Uzi Vert’s Pink Tape, Tyler, The Creator’s The Estate Sale, Lil Durk’s Almost Healed, Luh Tyler’s My Vision, and Gunna’s a Gift & a Curse.


Best 2023 Hip-Hop Albums Thus Far

By Tyson Taylor Music Journalist   2023 has taken off strongly in terms of hip-hop. With 2022 being such a strong year, fans are still hungry for new music from their favorite artists. Despite all of the drama and conflicts within the hip-hop community, artists are still dropping quality projects for their fans. We are only a little more than halfway through the year, and we already have a strong […]

todayJuly 19, 2023 455 10

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Doja Cat Enters a New Era of Transformation

By Ariana Mendoza Music Journalist Doja Cat has just dropped her latest single and music video, “Attention”. This song shows us a new side of Doja and gives us something we’ve never seen in her usual music. Attention is more of a traditional 90’s rap and hip-hop record. The music video even includes some 90’s visuals and wardrobe. While Doja had addressed, she was going to change her style, many […]

todayJuly 15, 2023 62 1

The word ‘Metro’ spray painting on an orange wall in a dark park. Referencing Metro’s name being “everywhere”


Metro Boomin is Dominating the Rap Community

By Ariana Mendoza Music Journalist Leland Tyler Wayne, popularly known as Metro Boomin, is nothing new to the music industry. He has created many hits since he first started his career in 2009 at age 16. Metro moved to Atlanta after his mixtapes received a lot of attention from big Atlanta rappers like Future, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane and Migos. Following his first extremely successful release, Tuesday by […]

todayJuly 5, 2023 111 5

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Album Review

Planet Giza: Ready When You Are Album Review

By Thomas Stevens Rap/Hip-hop Journalist The Rap trio, Planet Giza, has once again crafted a mind-blowing experience that gives listeners a taste of multiple genres. Planet Giza consists of three members, Singer/Songwriter Tony Stone and producers DoomX and Rami B.  The trio was formed back in 2012 coming out of Montreal Canada. They made what first started out as traditional hip-hop and soon began to incorporate sonics from jazz, soul […]

todayJuly 3, 2023 50 1

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Indie Samples in Hip-Hop

By Adrianna Elias Rap/Hip-Hop Journalist Sampling in the world of hip-hop is common practice. Artists and producers will reference, interpolate and incorporate their influences within their own music to make it their own. Artists and producers often draw inspiration from oldies, other rappers and even their peers. As I've dove deep into music, I have discovered the world of music production and the technique of sampling, as well as how […]

todayMarch 2, 2023 207 4

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