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Modern, popular, and iconic pop culture moments in music. From current events, to trending topics and more.

The Same Person Made All of Your Favourite Songs.
What do Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, P!nk, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Ariana Grande all have in common, other than their chart topping hits? The man who created the chart top...
Catchiest Metal Cover Songs
Most people cast metal aside as one of those music genres that is all about screaming to the sound of thrashing guitar riffs. For some bands, this might be true. After all, not all metal bands are goo...
Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood Had "Touch Of Lung Cancer"
When it comes to the word "cancer," people have reported a range of reactions, from feeling as though their world was about to end to an eerie sort of calm. For guitarist Ronnie Wood of the legendary ...
Alex Ba year ago
Groceries on La Isla Bonita
The Belize heat ignites another day in the town of San Pedro. A man steps out of his wooden stilt home and heads towards the main street on a grocery mission. Any reason to get him out of the house is good enough, as he is exhausted from the usual bickering with his wife of twenty-five years, even if that means walking across town with plastic bags full of food under the tropical sun. The sun slows his walking pace. La siesta could not come soon enough. He arrives at the market out of breath. Ev...
Top Dawg Ent Leads the new age of Western Philosophy—Ab-Soul
Western philosophy acts to dissect the underpinnings of thought within the social, religious and political sphere. These days, a new age of thought comes from those dedicated to the craft of wordsmans...
David Lashera year ago
Top 10 Best Pre-Game Songs
As someone who loves sports and playing them, I get why the music you listen to can have a big impact on performance. In all major sports, music is a great way to get you pumped up and ready to play. ...
Bobby Tarlton2 years 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...
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Daniel Triumph2 years ago
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 B2 years ago
Eminem Verse Watch
Welcome back, to the stage of history.
Gregory Eze2 years 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 Steward2 years 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 Bi2 years 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...
E DM2 years 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 Cook2 years 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 Bi2 years 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...