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Old School vs. New School: Two Generations Show How Music Makes Them One In The Same

Old School vs. New School: Two Generations Show How Music Makes Them One In The Same

Ciera Mcclenton May 29, 2019

Music has always been emotion evoking. It can help you get through seemingly any situation or mood, either through expressing your emotions or coping. Everyone has go-to songs that they listen to during...

 The Story of NWA: A Glimpse of the Careers, Success, and Legacy of the Group That Came Straight Outta Compton

 The Story of NWA: A Glimpse of the Careers, Success, and Legacy of the Group That Came Straight Outta Compton

Ciera Mcclenton October 23, 2018

“They empowered black men to not be afraid...to not show fear. They weren't afraid of their background and [showed] through music you can make it out of the hood,” said Loy Norrix senior Stephan Speikes....

Modern Hip Hop: A Turn For the Worse

Modern Hip Hop: A Turn For the Worse

Alex Vonhof June 13, 2018

Without a doubt, the hip hop musicians of this era are an interesting breed. From rapping about the use of drugs, to facing charges for child molestation and domestic abuse, the current hip hop artists...

J. Cole's "KOD" Breaks Records and Speaks the Truth

J. Cole's "KOD" Breaks Records and Speaks the Truth

Emily Lewman June 5, 2018

Jermaine Lamarr Cole, more famously known as rapper J. Cole, released his fifth studio album, “KOD”, on April 20, 2018. According to “Vulture,” the album has broken the record for most streams...

Rap Music Could Help us Better Understand Mental Health

Rap Music Could Help us Better Understand Mental Health

Emily Lewman October 4, 2017

“You shoulda filled that black revolver blast a long time ago And if those mirrors could talk it would say, ‘you gotta go’ And if I told your secrets The world'll know money can't stop a suicidal...

Gambino gives Rap a Wrap

Gambino gives Rap a Wrap

Sidney Richardson January 25, 2017

Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, released his new album “Awaken, My Love” on December 2nd. This was his 11th album overall and fifth since he emerged into the music scene with his single “Freaks...

A Tribe Called Quest came out with their album Midnight Marauders on November 3, 1993. The group is considered to be one of the most influential rap groups of all time. Photo Credit / undergroundhiphop.com

"You On Point, Phife?" How Old-School Rap and Hip-Hop Influence Today's Music

rubyahensley May 13, 2016

  Driving down the highway with the windows rolled down, you hear a familiar bass line sliding out of the speakers in your car. The wind screams through your hair, but the sounds of the unknown song...

Knight Life Mixtape: November 2014

Knight Life Mixtape: November 2014

mxwllevans November 3, 2014

Another month, another set of songs. 16 more tunes have been added to the Knight Life Mixtape! Click on the link below to listen. Knight Life Mixtape November 2014 Tracklist: Player's Ball, by OutKast Everlasting...

Knight Life Mixtape: October 2014

Knight Life Mixtape: October 2014

mxwllevans October 6, 2014

  The first Knight Life Mixtape, compiled by the staff and run through Spotify. Click the link below. Check back every month for new songs that the Knight Life staff has been listening to! Knight...

Underground Rap Better Than Popular Rap

Underground Rap Better Than Popular Rap

jtownes95 January 24, 2014

When talking to other people who listened to rap in the 80's and 90's  and backpackers, they always mention the current state of rap. Some feel that the constant talk of sex, drugs, and money are why...

The Notorious B.I.Gs album life after death has been the root of many conspiracy theories ever since it came out.

Flashback Friday: “Life After Death”

mxwllevans October 18, 2013

From here on out, every Friday, we'll take a look back at the deepest, wackiest, and just plain greatest albums released in our birth years (1995-2000). Back in the dark ages of 1997, four years before...

Photo courtesy of PotholesInMyBlog.com

Drake Album Leaked Before Scheduled Release

asiadavis September 17, 2013

Today Monday September 15th, the highly anticipated “Nothing Will Be The Same” album by Drake was leaked via internet. The word spread like wildfire on twitter and links were being spread by the masses....

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