Who Is Cardi B?

On October 11, 1992, a star was born in the Bronx. Her name is Belcalis Almanzar, otherwise known as Cardi B. Since then, Cardi B has held a plethora of occupations in the spotlight. She began as a stripper and gained attention when making her debut as an online personality through social media apps such…
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The Origins of Hip Hop

You hear it when you tune into your radio. You see it fashioned when you’re walking through the streets. You listen to it being spoken through slang words people speak. Love it or hate it, you certainly can't deny it, Hip-Hop is everywhere. This relatively young music genre which started in America has now taken…

What are the Main Genres of American Music?

"Good" music means something different to everyone these days, and this is highlighted by the growing number of genres and sub-genres that circulate in both mainstream and underground circles. Most of these genres have evolved over the years due to several cultural and societal influences, and this is why every region of the world has…

Stormzy Gangs Signs and Prayer Review

Stormzy’s long-awaited debut finally dropped this year, after an unexpected hiatus last September - Gang Signs and Prayer - which is the topic of my review today.  Initially without explanation, many shows were suddenly cancelled and he disappeared from social media. However, after this release, with much internal debate, he explained that he had been…
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How To Wield The Mini Moog Voyager Like J Dilla

There are many great Hip-Hop producers who stand out from the crowd in the genre’s relatively short history, but the man known as “your favourite producer’s favourite producer” is the late J Dilla. Unknown to many modern Hip-Hop listeners, Dilla revolutionized the music’s direction with his Mini Moog Voyager and samples to create gritty, off-beat…