pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the Beat and music sphere.

Bobby Tarlton6 days ago
East London Cleopatra
A few weeks ago I was having a chat with my friend and band-mate, Toby, about where the inspiration for my songs comes from. It’s not something you can answer easily without sounding pretentious or se...
Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding used to be one of my two “current” artists. (For those who don’t know, I generally only get really into two bands or artists at once. It used to be Ellie Goulding and Rise Against in my...
Alex Bernier7 days ago
Eminem Verse Watch
Welcome back, to the stage of history.
Gregory Eze10 days ago
Sampling in Music
Popular music (pop music) these days uses elements of other peoples records. We think of today's artists, who seem to not have original ideas anymore. Some say that everything that can be written has ...
Mary Sarah—Comfortable Alone
Since Mary Sarah's performances on the TV talent show The Voice last year, the 22-year-old Texan is known to a greater audience. But unlike many of her co-contestants, she wasn't just a new face in th...
Tay Steward18 days ago
Small Music Blogs Charging for Music Reviews
In the world of music lovers and 6,000 new aspiring artists every 30 minutes, it seems as though there are becoming less and less music blogs who are actually willing to post an unsigned artists music...
Asaad aka Young27 Solidifies Legacy in Hip-Hop with Hard Work
North Philadelphia hip-hop artist, Sayyid Asaad or simply called Asaad, named 2016 the White Light Year—accompanying its own social media hashtag of #WHITELIGHTYEAR. He released a song every day for t...
Ninfa Bi21 days ago
Rihanna Takes Revenge On Love
Rihanna (29) finally found love. The Barbadian beauty fell in love with Hassan Jameel (29), a Saudi mogul. Before finding the perfect man for her, RiRi suffered many disappointments of love. The major...
Evelien DM22 days ago
How K-Pop Is Taking Over the Music Industry
Being into K-pop has never been popular, and unfortunately we have to thank PSY for that. His "Gangnam Style" put a label on K-pop that was not accurate to what this genre of music actually is like. S...
Clara Cook25 days ago
7 Day Theory Update
For most of us, the 7-day theory isn't a new term. It's been around since Tupac's murder in 1996. Yet, a brief introduction for those who might not know. The 7-day theory is a set of clues some fans b...
Death Grips: 'Bottomless Pit' Review
I remember being so excited for this album last year. I had become a huge Death Grips fan by that point, and rarely, if ever, went a single day without listening to one of their records; but for those...
Ninfa Bi25 days ago
The Songs That Everyone Listened to, for Better or for Worse
There are songs that are fashionable and mark an era. Some are of good quality and some are not. Honestly, that does not matter because they were created to amuse people and they forget about daily ob...
Shivani Agrawal25 days ago
Louis Tomlinson Talks About Being the 'Forgettable' Member of One Direction And New Music
When One Direction announced their infamous and indefinite hiatus in December 2015, the industry was abuzz in anticipation of the new direction each of the band members will choose after. Zayn Malik, ...
Ophelia H.25 days ago
Getting to Know 東京ゲゲゲイ Tokyo Gegegay
This beautifully enthusiastic dance company, formed in 2013 by member MIKEY, has something to show off! As a perfect addition to close pride month, what's a better thing to introduce than a queer dance group that's fierce as ever? This group first appeared to compete in popular Japanese dance contest, "[email protected]" and has continued ever since to showcase their talents in more ways than one. It's no surprise they took the title with their art and vivid imagery that tells rich and unique stories e...
J.R. Gonzaleza month ago
Mixtape Heat: Quentin Miller's 'Falco'
Life is not about how many times you fall down but about how many times you get back up. Quentin Miller is not about to let a terrible accident keep him down. The Atlanta rapper was involved in a car ...
Clara Cooka month ago
Eminem Grew A Beard
Over the last week, we've sat in silence watching as the internet has blown up over what they are calling Eminem's "New Look." I'm not staying silent any longer. This is the classic case of why Celebr...
J.R. Gonzaleza month ago
Review: Vince Staples 'Big Fish Theory'
Big Fish Theory is one of the examples of the evolution and diversity of hip-hop. The album is something that your average hip-hop fan might not be compelled to listen at first but they should. The pr...
Sadé Sancheza month ago
#OverloadMondays: New Releases from DJ Khaled, the OVO Clan, Diddy and more.
Before I start, I of course have to address the loss in Hip Hop we had to face this week. Prodigy of Mobb Deep passed away at 42 last Tuesday. The news came suddenly and was just overly shocking. I re...