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In the second edition of The HuSTLe, we highlight three vastly different artists that provide a St. Louis hip-hop flavor that only they provide. This week we explore the music of Riley B, Arshad Goods & Bates. Arshad Goods Preparing to release the follow up to his debut project, Black Sunday, Arshad Goods has all eyes on […]
Welcome to The HuSTLe, a weekly column that highlights three rising hip-hop artists from St. Louis, Missouri. Culturally speaking, St. Louis is a melting pot due to the high number of transplants that come from around the country and the world. The St. Louis hip-hop scene is no different as the blended sounds and styles from […]
WRITTEN BY CASSIDY KAKIN  Art and Depression I’m sitting in a puddle of sweat on a sofa that Craigslist rejected. I’m in my apartment near the beach, it’s summer, the sun is out, my air conditioning is broken, I’ve just drunken a twelve pack of cans and smoked too much and eaten too much Jack […]
WRITTEN BY CASSIDY KAKIN H2FLOW – Hip-hop with a powerful message isn’t a new idea.  Hell, you can keep your Lil what-nots and  mumbled hooks; if the bars don’t have meaning, it ain’t hip-hop in my eyes and ain’t pushing the movement forward.  This culture has always contained a “conscious” element intent on bringing the […]
WRITTEN BY: BRANDON THOMAS ———————————————– Early beginnings I’ve listened to hip hop since I was in elementary school and I have seen firsthand how music changed my thinking and even my worldview. When you’re part of the culture of hip hop you get introduced to everything that comes with it. MC’ing was my favorite, but […]
WRITTEN BY: MARC MAXIS “Biting” is a very disrespectful word in Hip-Hop or at least it was. When you tell someone they’re biting, you’re insinuating that,that person doesn’t have enough creativity to come up with their own style.Certain artists take offense to that, Like anyone would. In regards to creating art…. Read More (366)
  WHY TUPAC IS STILL ALIVE TODAY Written By: Brandon Thomas   We Still See Tupac Many people far and wide have made claims of spotting the Legend Tupac Shakur in multiple places. There have been photos of him in random clubs, award shows, and even walking amongst people at random events. One of my favorite conspiracy stories is […]
WRITTEN BY CASSIDY KAKIN  Here’s the thing: Kendrick Lamar is better than Drake. In the critical world at least, I would say that’s (almost) universally agreed upon. Even that played out washed up hack list from Billboard with Kendrick as a G.O.A.T. contender proved one important thing; in mainstream music criticism even, and not in […]