Is the Hip Hop Community Ready for the Shift in Gay Culture?

Is the Hip Hop Community Ready for the Shift in Gay Culture?

An open and honest dialogue surrounding hip hop and the gay community aired on VH1 after an episode of its regular series Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood. The special television broadcast named LHH: Out in Hip Hop was hosted by T.J. Holmes, an ABC News correspondent, and included several openly gay panelists within the hip hop […]

We R the Lost’s Album Proves They Are Anything but ‘Still Lost’ [Review]

We R the Lost’s Album Proves They Are Anything but ‘Still Lost’ [Review]

When Milwaukee rapper and producer Jon Briggz first gave his music and art collective the name “We R the Lost,” it was a tongue-in-cheek response to critics. The group’s detractors labeled them as nothing but a lazy group of destructive partiers with no direction. With numerous single releases and mixtapes, Briggz’s aim was to prove […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Depicts Discrimination

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Depicts Discrimination

  Straight Outta Compton replicates and projects memories to viewers on how resilient rappers such as Andrey “Dr. Dre” Young, O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson, and Eric “Eazy-E” Young rose above the discrimination of the era to find new styles of music, hip-hop and rap. They used lyrics to express the brutality that they and the […]