BY Gwen Berumen in Movies on Jul 18, 2014 |
Straight Outta Compton is an upcoming biopic about rap group N.W.A that is being released next year via Universal Pictures. As a MASSIVE N.W.A fan, I was super excited. While biopics aren’t generally so ‘bio,’ it’s still exciting to pretend that you are living with the times that film is featuring.
However, while hip-hop is supposed to be about uplifting a culture that gets stepped on by white supremacy, women don’t seem to get a ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Jul 01, 2014 |
Music Week, UK Music, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), and Nordoff Robbins have teamed up to launch a new Women In Music event, an award ceremony to honor and reward some of the top female artists in the music industry.
According to Music Week, “The event will recognise the 30 most influential women executives from all sectors of the UK business, whilst also giving individual awards in five special categories: Outstanding Achievement, Media ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in General on Jun 27, 2014 |
Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin have CONFIRMED that they are dating! The 22-year-old rapper and the 18-year-old model (daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger) were first introduced at this past New York Fashion Week and have been together ever since. But, Haze seems to think that media has a problem with interracial lesbian couples.Haze, who is performing at Glastonbury with Kanye West this weekend, has been challenging Hip-Hop’s misogyny by simply ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on May 29, 2014 |
Nicki Minaj’s brand new single, “Pills N Potions,” dropped recently, and it appears that the hip-hop goddess is doing better than ever. The song's off her upcoming album, The Pink Print, and signals what might be a rather drastic transformation for an artist who has been known to rock more hair colors than you'd find in a box of Crayola crayons. She's definitely heading in a different direction, musically and personal-style-wise, than what ... Read More
“All female artists who work in Afghanistan today are risking their lives so that they can pave the way for other women.” These are the words of 24 year old Paradise Sorouri, Afghan’s first female rap singer.
Born in Iran, Paradise makes up one half of the rap duo, 143—the other half being her fiancé, Diverse. Though the two started out singing about love and other familiar, tamer topics, their 2010 move from Herat, Afghanistan to ... Read More
Kanye West’s new “Bound 2” video has been criticized for featuring a nude Kim Kardashian, with whom he suggestively canoodles. To be blunt, it seems a lot like she’s just there for some eye-candy. But Flavorwire’s Lillian Ruiz would disagree, suggesting that Kanye’s portrayal of female sexuality is “unusually complex” because “there is no Madonna and no whore in this narrative.” In other ... Read More
It’s hard for women to break into the music industry, especially women of color, but Nicki Minaj is one star who has helped pave the way. As if we needed yet another reason to love her, she recently broke another glass ceiling of sorts.
She’s partnered up with Myx Fusions, serving as both the brand’s spokesperson and part owner. Of her decision to endorse the alcoholic beverage, she told MTV News, "I was just feeling like with ... Read More
Angel Haze, the awesome 22-year-old rapper, just released a freestyle to the tune of Macklemore’s “Same Love.” In it, she opens up about her sexuality (she's previously described herself as pansexual) and her experiences with prejudice and judgment from both her family and the world. Before she launches into the song, she begins with “Hi mom, I’m really scared right now, but I have to."
From there, Angel Haze takes listeners on ... Read More
In case Hand Job Academy’s awesome name didn’t already intrigue you, then the Brooklyn-based rap group’s new video, “Shark Week” is sure to do the job (ha ha ha GET IT?!?).
In the video, the trio, made up of three friends—Lil T, a.k.a. Meg Skaff, a 23-year-old filmmaker and the director of “Shark Week”; Clara Bizna$$, a.k.a. Claire Beaudreault, a professional nail artist; and Ash Wednesday, whose real name remains ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Sep 06, 2013 |
Ahh, 1988. What a time to be alive...(I assume).
Hey, no matter where you were when Reagan was president, this song is the bomb dot com. Before Friday is over, sneak out those headphones and jam out at your desk. Bonus points if you--mysteriously--find yourself wearing a polka-dot leotard at some point this ... Read More