The 4 Decades of Hip-Hop: The 2010's
By Elesha Nicholls
The 2010’s was an amazing era that allowed hip-hop fans around the world to connect and interact with their favourite artists by just pulling out their phones. It was a time where popular rappers were dropping their mixtapes on websites and crashing servers, and new artists were getting their start by showing their skills on music sharing websites. This decade, though purely digital, wasn’t any much different from the previous decades but what made it stand out was how more acceptive it was to new sounds and up and coming artists.
The 4 Decades of Hip Hop - 2000s
By Elesha Nicholls (@e_glomez)
The 2000’s ushered in a new age of artists who weren’t scared of taking risks and stepping out of hip-hops comfort zones. You can see this in everything from the fashion, music and collaborations artists curated. The introduction to the digital age of music began in this decade and would see the genre flourish once more. Hip-hop was venturing into pop culture and would be seen and heard on a larger scale thanks to the internet.
Album Review: Song Machine - Gorillaz
By Kassandra Sharma
Since their debut back in 1998, versatile virtual British band Gorillaz have created a lot of buzz on the music scene with their animated four-man act. The enticing group created music, videos and cartoon shorts that all took place in their own fictional universe, but have grown and developed to expand into a much more engaging concept since then.
By Thérèse Bo-Wenge
As the coronavirus continues to spread, social isolation continues to be the norm and as a result, cancelling many events globally - including one of the most anticipated music festivals in the world: Coachella.
Twenty-two years ago, the album " The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill", by none other than Ms. Lauryn Hill, was released as one of the most significant hip-hop albums of its time. Her first solo album won five Grammy Awards, including album of the year, and has sold over 19 million copies. Her album continues to be relevant to this day with her skillful writing sharing deep messages on love lost, family and self, bringing listeners into this journey of her experiences and feels that they can relate to through her music.
By Thérèse Bo-Wenge
Abel Tesfaye also known as The Weeknd, released his fourth studio album, After Hours with 14 tracks featuring his hit single; Blinding Lights. The song has over 627 million streams on Spotify and he reigns as the second most streamed artist on the app.