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Author: Devon Rooks
Devon is an audio production student and blossoming freelance writer. He hates long walks on the beach and prefers judging people on their taste in music, paying for one movie but watching three, and creating the perfect meal from various fast food joints. In his spare time, he’s Batman.
Lizzo’s latest album is a musical masterclass on confidence, wonderfully showing us all a thing or two about self-love, embracing emotion, and having fun.
The 90’s gave rise to the biggest R&B acts since Motown’s peak. Qrewcial takes a look at artists like Lizzo, Ari Lennox, and more who are bringing the genre back into the spotlight.
Music made him famous. His investment in his community made him a hero. We explore the legacy of L.A. rapper, advocate, and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle.
Diversity, equality, and representation start with giving everyone opportunities to make art.
Marvel and diversity: Avengers: Endgame illuminates the road behind and road ahead
It has been a long journey towards diversity and equality in the MCU. Here is where we’ve come from, where we are now, and what can still be done.
At the turn of the century, the South started to make hip-hop bigger than music by advising the mainstream in a way no subculture ever had before.
This week’s college admissions scandal involving actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman goes to show that minority students aren’t stealing spots at dream schools—desperate housewives are.
The oft-neglected sub-genre of hip-hop might just be its most influential. Here’s why we can’t sleep on Southern hip-hop.
Hozier might be in a wasteland but he’s dancing and singing to a creative sound all his own in this daring celebration of the end of the world.
Solange celebrates Houston with sounds and samples that made the south the underrated home of diverse hip-hop influences and iconography.
Clark’s latest album is an exploration into Rock & Roll. What he finds at the other end is an honest, career-defining piece of art.
If the alleged “attack” on Jussie Smollett spelled a dark truth about hate crimes in America, what does his lie mean for those with targets already on their backs?
ICE’s recent arrest of rapper 21 Savage has sparked debate on immigration reform and shined a spotlight on the intersection of blackness, immigration, and hip-hop culture.
This post-breakup celebration doesn’t do enough to distance itself from the singer’s pre-breakup pop recyclables.
The horrifying alleged attack on actor and activist Jussie Smollett is a reminder that racism, homophobia, and the intersection of other social ills remains an important topic worth exploration and commentary.