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Artistic, musical, creative, and entertaining topics of art about all things Beat and Music.

Dean Conwaya month ago
Help us, Hipsters. You're Our Only Hope.
Musicology is the study of music. Within classical musicology, there are terms given to certain musical formats or layouts of pieces of music. For example, let us imagine a hypothetical piece of music...
Jordan Cattoa month ago
Akala, Illa State, Hip-Hop Shakespeare and the Rise of Conscious Grime
As a white, working class British man in his 20's from the rolling hills of Surrey, Grime Music is not something I claim to own any rights to. At an early age I became a huge fan of Eminem and always ...
CHEM USERS a month ago
Experimental?
Does experimental music involve the giving up of music? To answer this question both music and experimental music needs to be defined. Composer Elliot Schwartz (n.d) defines music as ‘the organisation...
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Crystal Rennera month ago
My Biggest Dream
Some people have these fantasies that help to keep them going throughout the day. Nine times out of ten, they spend their days wondering what their life would be like if only, and at night, dreams of ...
Rikki La Rouge2 months ago
My Favorite Michael Jackson and Gloria Estefan Albums
Gloria Estefan: Her album "Mi Tierra" which was released in the early 1990's, is a tribute to Cuba and the way the island had been a paradise before the invasion of communism and the Castro regime tha...
Rikki La Rouge2 months ago
"Michael Jackson: This Is It": A Bittersweet Look at What Was to Come
Michael Jackson's rockumentary, This Is It, was released after the King of Pop's tragic and untimely passing in 2009. This is It documents the rehearsals for what was supposed to be Michael's musical ...
Rikki La Rouge2 months ago
There Will Never Be Another Left Eye!!
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was taken from us much too soon in a tragic and fatal car accident while she was in Honduras, doing mission work and going on her own personal and spiritual cleansing retreat. Sh...
Rikki La Rouge2 months ago
TLC: One of the Most Iconic Girl Groups in the History of Music
Currently, as I write this piece, the remaining members of the trio TLC, T-BOZ, and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas are soon going to release their farewell studio album. Staying true to Left-Eye, her spirit ...
Mary Mayo2 months ago
10 Inspiringly Creative Music Videos
It goes without saying that music is one of the biggest and continuously growing industries in the world and with more music available than ever before and it’s not just musicians that are in on the a...
Rikki La Rouge2 months ago
A Written Tribute to the Queen of Our Hearts: Selena
Selena Quintanilla-Perez, or simply known as Selena, was born 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. She called Corpus Christi home later on is an icon in Latin Music and general music after crossing over with ...
Sadé Sanchez2 months ago
An Ode to Hip Hop
I first wrote around this time last year. It served as my first piece to open up my Hip Hop blog. My blog has led me to dive in deeper into Hip Hop, and I've decided to expand on this piece. From my h...
Ljubinko Zivkovic2 months ago
Where Have All the CDs Gone?
Enter any record store (yes, they are still called that) these days and you’ll have the impression that the CD stalls are dwindling, hit by reserving vinyl on one, and DVDs on the other. Or, try takin...
Kendra Brea Cooper2 months ago
Barbara Creed to Bikini Kill: The Poetry of Blood, Sweat, and the Abject in Punk Rock
Originally posted in School of Doodle. “All human societies have a conception of the monstrous-feminine, or what it is about woman that is shocking, terrifying, horrific, abject.” — Barbara Creed in T...
Anthony Gramuglia2 months ago
Coolest Metal Album Covers
For many of us growing up in the 80s and 90s with parents concerned about all the rap and metal music in the world, the most we learned of the metal scene as a kid was through the coolest metal album ...
The Ticket3 months ago
A Modern Day Renaissance Man
Earlier this week I was reading up on the Renaissance for my Western World history class. The era’s prominent characters are now referred to as “Renaissance Men”: A person with many talents or areas o...
Samantha Bentley4 months ago
MODESTEP - Bringing Dubstep Home
If you don’t know who Modestep are, then you have probably never listened to UK Dubstep. Covered from head to toe in tattoos and now in the process of writing their third album, it seems like a lifeti...
Riley Reese4 months ago
Music & Fashion: Intertwined Throughout the Ages
Fashion is one of the clearest signs of the times, and it says more about our society than we give it credit for. We can tell the difference between the jeans hippies wore in 1969 versus the skin-tigh...
Sky Vettel4 months ago
Sky Vettel's 'Sin From a New Perspective'
A Native New Yorker, electronic musician Sky Vettel is creating what she calls "concept music" - pieces which evoke imagery, emotions, new thoughts and feelings. "Isn't that pretty much all music? Unl...