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2022 MTV Video Music Awards: Best & Worst Moments

Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder (All Photos) You would be forgiven for forgetting that the VMAs are actually about music – discussions around this year’s ceremony focused on Yung Gravy’s surprising choice of date and a controversial, somewhat anticlimactic comeback by Johnny Depp as Moonman. But this year’s award show saw nominations and live performances by… Read more

Elton John – ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Gregg Kemp Earlier this year, Elton John and Lil Nas X came together to collaborate on the song “One of Me” (they also came together to record an ad for Uber Eats; a disappointing exercise in corporatism by two stars who’ve become known for subversion, but that’s beside the point). The collaboration –… Read more

Drake – ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Image via YouTube/Drake Drake’s latest release Certified Lover Boy starts with the five-and-a-half-minute “Champagne Problems”; which begins with a sample of Masego’s “Navajo” – which, itself, samples the Beatles’ “Michelle”. The LP opener sees Drake fully recharged since his last full-length record of new material – 2018’s Scorpion. Here, the Canadian rapper turns the dial all… Read more

Karol G: Breaking Barriers Across the Globe

Photo Credit: Alfredo Florez With a signature blend of reggaeton, trap and pop, this young Columbian singer is breaking barriers in music. Karol G is making a name for herself as a woman of many genres. After being told that women weren’t successful in the urban music scene, Karol G strove to reach celebrity in… Read more

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Good News’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Marcelo Cantu We first met Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, professionally known as Megan Thee Stallion, through 2017’s Make It Hot mixtape. Which now serves as a stark caveat of what was still to come for the 25-year-old Texas rapper. After three years of what seems like several whirlwind successes, the Houston “hot girl”… Read more

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Suga’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Lauren Dunn Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, professionally known as Megan Thee Stallion, released her third EP Suga on March 6th. She was able to release it right before the pandemic started, allowing fans to enjoy nine new songs while in quarantine. The EP initially was planned to release later than it actually was,… Read more

Remembering Pop Smoke: The Brooklyn-Bred Rapper Resting in the Stars

Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Pop Smoke rose quickly to stardom in the music industry with his hard lyrics and raspy voice. Paired with UK drill beats, the Brooklyn rapper connected with people looking for heavy-hitting anthems. Pop Smoke used his charismatic attitude, style and flow to rapidly take over the airwaves of New… Read more

Doja Cat: Shaking Up The Music Industry Because She Says So

Photo Credit: Vijat Mohindra New to the mainstream and already making a strong name for herself, Doja Cat isn’t afraid to put it out there. The young musician has had a quick rise to musical fame, dealt with cancel culture, and is still present throughout everything to produce music that people can enjoy. She was… Read more

Remembering Juice WRLD: The Rise of the Genre-Bending Rapper

Photo Credit: Nabil Elderkin Jarad Higgins, professionally known as Juice WRLD, was a part of the dark, emo-heavy side of hip-hop that is beginning to come to the forefront as of recent. Widely known for his viral tracks (such as “Lucid Dreams”), Juice WRLD created music that shared how he coped with his emotions and… Read more

Megan Thee Stallion: Hot Girls Unite

Photo Credit: 2020 Photography/Courage Osadolor Megan Thee Stallion is one of the hottest female rappers on the scene right now. The unapologetic bravado of Megan has caused many to join her fan group of “hotties.” New to the music industry, Megan Thee Stallion is coming to put her spin on music and make a name… Read more