So Fresh and So Clean: UCLA’s Hip Hop Congress Hosts Annual Fashion Show

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Thursday the Cultural Affairs Commission’s Hip Hop Congress hosted their annual hip hop fashion show. Featuring designs from labels from like Johnny Cupcakes and Crooks & Castles, fashion enthusiasts gathered in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom to watch fellow students sashay down the runway to some of the hottest hip hop songs out today. The show also featured an education component, displaying video footage of …

Watching the Throne

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Photo by Carla De Souza Campos via Flickr   With all the recent beef involving rappers Drake and Meek Mill, heated debate has been revolving around who is at the top of the rap game. From the barber shop, to the lunch table, everyone has an opinion about who they think is the best out.   It is undeniable, even …

What’s The Beef With Rap and Hip Hop?

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Photo by Scott Williams via Flickr   Raise your hand if you like rap and hip-hop?  If you’re like me you enjoy listening to both genres and when given the chance will blast Jay-Z or Kendrick Lamar. Within the last year I have noticed that rap and hip hop music has put a large spotlight on the Black community but …

Black Organizations Release Official Statement on “Kanye Western”

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  The Afrikan Student Union at UCLA released an official statement on the Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi “Kanye Western” party held Monday,October 5,2015:   On the night of Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 the UCLA chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority threw a party themed ‘Kanye Western’. At this party, students were encouraged to dress …

Album Review: Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo

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Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) has risen to become one of the most respected and influential record labels in the hip-hop genre thanks to an amazing line-up of artist—notably Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q—and in-house producers who have been able to craft some of the most inventive hip-hop albums of recent memory. This year, the label has decided to start with …