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Hussle (and Motivate): An Open Letter to Nipsey Hussle
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Hussle (and Motivate): An Open Letter to Nipsey Hussle

By Jade Flint, Culture Editor Hussle, Everyday I raise an extra prayer of healing for Lauren, Kross, Emani, Sam, your family and your community because I feel but can only imagine the immense pain felt in your loss. It’s crazy to see the untimely passing of another member of that 2009- 2010 class of rappers,…

Perspective: Howard Students Discuss Dreamville Fest Experience
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Perspective: Howard Students Discuss Dreamville Fest Experience

By Chanté Russell, Managing Editor Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC welcomed 40,000 music lovers on Saturday, April 6 for the first ever Dreamville Festival. The sold-out festival, which was originally scheduled for September 2018 but postponed due to Hurricane Florence, featured J. Cole’s entire Dreamville record label as well as Rapsody, Teyana Taylor, Nelly,…

‘Old Town Road’ is Blazing New Trails
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‘Old Town Road’ is Blazing New Trails

Are Black Artists Being Ousted from Country Music, A Genre They Helped Create? By Isaac Welch, Creative Content Team Member Atlanta Rapper Lil Nas X rode his way onto the scene with the release of his debut single Old Town Road on Dec. 3, 2018. Gaining popularity through the social media app Tik Tok with…

Future and the Normalization of Fatphobia
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Future and the Normalization of Fatphobia

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Naomi Chaput is a Canadian plus-size Instagram model who often utilizes her platform to speak up against fatphobia and in support of body positivity. Recently Chaput claims she was told by a club promoter she could not enter a Miami nightclub where Future was set to appear due to him…

‘Rap or Go to the League:’ The Crossover
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‘Rap or Go to the League:’ The Crossover

By Isaac Welch, Creative Content Team   Last weekend, 2 Chainz, released his fifth studio album titled Rap or Go to the League. The 14-track follow up to 2016’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, features big names such as Marsha Ambrosius, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, and no other than four-time MVP and three-time NBA Finals…

Review: Black Work Through A White Lens | HU Lends to National Art Gallery Gordon Parks Exhibition
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Review: Black Work Through A White Lens | HU Lends to National Art Gallery Gordon Parks Exhibition

By: Jade Flint, Culture Editor In almost every major museum in this global contemporary time, white curators are proposing and executing exhibitions that are pulling forward subsequently forgotten African American art history to the world stage with increasing popularity. For example, currently Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, a review…

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