Music Review: Big James & Kent’s “FRVRGOLD EP”

FRVRGOLD, the name of Big James and Kent’s collaborative effort sounds like a continuation of James’ latest project, NASAGOLD, which garnered praise upon its release in December 2016. But it’s clear from track one that this isn’t a continuation. If anything, it’s the revolution of James’ sound and the culmination of his maturity as an … Continue reading Music Review: Big James & Kent’s “FRVRGOLD EP”

2015: The Greatest Year in Rap?

December 29, 2015 The origins of hip-hop have been well documented. Hip-hop began as a progressive movement in the inner city of the South Bronx during the mid-to-late 1970’s. New York during this period was a time of diversity and integration, but also a time of violence and poverty that was unprecedented in the inklings … Continue reading 2015: The Greatest Year in Rap?

Hip Hop: The False Revolution

Following the mental excursion of the Civil and Human Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, black people wanted to reshape a cultural identity, and part of that identity spawned into hip-hop. When hip-hop was first introduced in the late ’70s, it was widely considered an artistic rebellion for creative freedom. It was established within … Continue reading Hip Hop: The False Revolution