Electronic dance music (EDM) is one of the popular music genres of our generation. EDM festivals and raves draw massive crowds from around the country to experience the wonderland that music, lights, and stage visuals create. “Ravers” make up party-hungry and accepting crowds while the artists simultaneously strive to create
We’ve all heard it time and time again. Murder, robbery, drug dealing, and countless other crimes being spoken about in rap music. Crime and rap music undoubtedly have an intrinsic connection. But in a way, this is the beauty of the genre; it’s ability to shed light on what it’s
Chris Brown is a multi-platinum artist, father, and Grammy Award Winner, whose music has been an R&B staple for nearly two decades now. However, amongst all of that, he is also a serial assaulter and criminal who has been having major legal troubles since 2009. Yes, his music is good
In today’s digital world it’s rare to find individuals who purchase physical records so they can enjoy their favorite artist. As a result, you also see fewer and fewer people purchase entire albums from an artist, be it a physical or even digital copy. This largely has to do with
Terence McKenna states, “It [culture] invites people to diminish themselves, and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines, meme processors of memes passed down from Madison Avenue, and Hollywood, and what have you.” The “City of Angels” an illusional paradigm that disguises many hidden devils, constructed on toxicity and a melting
While many celebrities expressed their support for the reprisal of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that swept the nation last summer, one artist’s reaction to the protests struck me with surprise. In late May, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, The 1975’s lead
Art, at its core and by definition, is subjective. What one person loves or considers a masterpiece, many others may find as mediocre or even poor. In an ideal artistic case, it does not matter to the artist what people think of their work, only that it evokes a reaction.
Using other people’s culture as aesthetic, commodifying it and selling it, packaging it away and manipulating it in a way that wasn’t the original intent, and stripping away its original meaning — it’s the hot word that seems to be everywhere on Twitter — cultural appropriation. Cancel culture follows right