Brooklyn rapper Ackquille Jean Pollard, better known as Bobby Shmurda, was released from prison after a seven year sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility in Upstate New York on Tuesday.
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After 28 years of chart-topping albums and countless awards, electronic music sensation Daft Punk has broken up.
Over the past decade, eccentric rap has seen somewhat of a renaissance, with artists like Young Thug and Playboi Carti displaying a level of originality that has helped redefine what it means to be a rapper through speaking in “mumble voices” and mixing rap with other genres, such as punk on Playboi’s latest release. Enter Flatbush, NY native Barrington Hendricks, who has carved a name for himself as one of the rawest rappers in the industry under his strangely titled-moniker, JPEGMAFIA.
Ah… the Super Bowl. Quality football, tasty snacks and commercials.
Movie: Malcolm and Marie
Reading this, you’ve likely endured life in quarantine for over a month now, desperately looking for ways to pass the time.
Artist: The Strokes
It’s been roughly a month of quarantine and you’ve already binge watched all of your favorite television shows, some possibly more than once.
‘Hip-hop is everywhere:’ Professor Mopelolade Ogunbowale shows students the genre’s international effects
Mopelolade Ogunbowale has dedicated her life to studying different cultures. And when she took over UB’s popular Hip Hop and Social Issues class, she decided to carry over her own international focus to teaching one of the world’s most popular genres.