Nas — Illmatic 20 years later

Standing in front of the same man who proclaimed that “Hip Hop is dead” in 2006, last night the James Cabaret in Wellington, New Zealand was taken back to 1994 — a time when it was very much alive and still growing into the revolutionary genre and street news broadcaster it serves as today. SomeContinue reading “Nas — Illmatic 20 years later”

Top 14 of 2014 According to Aleyna Martinez

1. J Cole — Forest Hills Drive Okay a lot of things happened this year in the realm of rap and hip hop music. For one, America are facing race riots, in 2014. The entire world watched this year as the [white] man took their culture back to the days of slavery and reminded EVERYONE their leash stillContinue reading “Top 14 of 2014 According to Aleyna Martinez”

Top 14 of 2014 According to Hariata Sanders

14: Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste I’ll admit, I had been anticipating this album since the drop of track ‘212’ (over a year ago). I remember when I first heard it, my boyfriend at the time was showing me her video clip saying she reminded him of me. I was flattered but alsoContinue reading “Top 14 of 2014 According to Hariata Sanders”


When an entire state’s minority have to deal with a Police state so bad an innocent boy is shot while his arms are in the air, riots should be expected. Tracy Chapman sung about the little girl that caused a fuss and Tupac warned everyone that for people without much hope left, it’s the lastContinue reading “#Ferguson”