Single: Avery Harden – Escape The Hood

Historically, West Coast hip-hop has glorified gang and street life. Without strong role models, young black men often get caught up in a street code that leads to death or jail, often inspired by the rap artists they admire. For Las Vegas native Avery Harden, he never saw it as an option. From a young... Continue Reading →

Review: Avery Harden – Atlantis

"I'm in it for the long haul I know you niggas is scared of me This positivity gon' be heard even if you murder me." - Milo Thatch If you haven't heard of Avery Harden, you must be lost, much like the city of Atlantis. In some hip-hop circles, Ave remains a mystery uncovered, however,... Continue Reading →

Sociopolitical Activism and the Origins of Hip Hop

In the twenty-first century, hip hop music is often associated with behaviors like drug use, sexualization of women, gang violence, consumerist and materialistic ideas, egocentric and pop culture values, however, hip hop culture and its music planted its roots in social progression and civil rights movements in the 1970s, working to bring urban communities together... Continue Reading →

Review: A.M.D. – Sum2CrusieToo

"Make the music, serve the feenz and go chase my dreams" Those Who Wait While most people are bumping radio trash in their vehicles, Americas Most Dope (A.M.D.) is manifesting cruise control vibes that let you know hip hop is alive and well. A.M.D's mixtape "Sum2CruiseToo" is derived from the source of hip hop, one... Continue Reading →

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