Kanye West’s Twisted, Dark, Beautiful Reality

Kanye West has spent the last six weeks giving us a crash course on how to be a press manager’s nightmare. He has said the complete opposite of what he was supposed to. Some critics maintain that Kanye’s music should be boycotted in light of his recent statements, but it feels like they miss the … Continue reading Kanye West’s Twisted, Dark, Beautiful Reality

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Post Malone sticks to the script on ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’

Post Malone is the epitome of the modern rapper - essentially because he rarely actually raps. If stripped of the numerous effects lathered onto his husky timbre in the production process, Malone’s vocals would not be out of place in folk or country music, and his beloved acoustic guitar belies a sweet spot for authenticity … Continue reading Post Malone sticks to the script on ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’

SCOOP: Did Apple Music just leak the name of Kanye West and Travis Scott’s new track?

Earlier this week, Kanye West teased his new collaboration with Hip Hop trailblazers Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert, posting on Twitter: “Trav we gotta drop the track with me you and Uzi this week bro.” Travis retweeted it, saying that was the plan all along. Yet New Music Friday came and went with nothing, … Continue reading SCOOP: Did Apple Music just leak the name of Kanye West and Travis Scott’s new track?

Oxford University Life: ACS Club Night shines but fails to sparkle

This Tuesday, the occasion that all of Oxford’s Hip Hop and R&B fans had been anticipating finally arrived. It was the night of the ACS Gyaldem Sugar event at Cellar, and the hype surrounding it had been understandably huge. R&B tends to spend most of the term residing in the shadow to its more popular, … Continue reading Oxford University Life: ACS Club Night shines but fails to sparkle

Throwback: Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak – Icy laments that breathed warmth into Hip Hop

How do you write a love song? Undoubtedly, there needs to be a tenderness, as the artist opens up their heart to the listener, perhaps coupled with some shafts of darkness to emphasise the light that the relationship brings. And of course, where would we be without a healthy dose of romantic odes to the … Continue reading Throwback: Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak – Icy laments that breathed warmth into Hip Hop