What rap legends have in common with Nina Simone

Maybe this is why Nina Simone is one of the most sampled musicians in hip-hop music. Her art resonates with the underdog story. In addition to her remarkable talent, she remained unapologetically true to her authenticity. But being (and remaining) true came with a price. The price Nina faced is waiting until time ran out … Continue reading What rap legends have in common with Nina Simone

Recently murdered rappers share striking similarities: They ‘got it out the mud’ and had next

Hip-hop doesn’t pull triggers. Jealousy does. Anger does. The storyline of murdered rappers in the hip-hop game has striking similarities. Young rappers who ‘got it out the mud.’ Emerging stars who had next, but next never came. Artists who never had nothing handed. Took nothing for granted. But somehow managed to get a glimpse of … Continue reading Recently murdered rappers share striking similarities: They ‘got it out the mud’ and had next