Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Minaj, and Rapsody: How the three are connected

Welcome to the Ninth edition of Cypher Sessions, where we look into all things Hip Hop, and try to look at different aspects as well. In this installment, we shall be exploring the image of women, as well as female MCs, through the three artists previously mentioned: Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Minaj, and Rapsody. What connection … Continue reading Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Minaj, and Rapsody: How the three are connected

Authenticity: Do Artists Put In Their Work And Pay Their Dues?

Hello, and welcome to the 8th installment of Cypher Sessions. In this entry, we will be discussing a topic that has always been one to come and go every so often, and one that many have different takes on, from Old School thought to ideals of the New School, from those deep within the culture … Continue reading Authenticity: Do Artists Put In Their Work And Pay Their Dues?

Check The Rhyme, Y’all: Hip Hop in cities too often overlooked

What's good Hip Hop world, welcome to the 7th entry of Cypher Sessions. In this installment, the topic of discussion will be checking Hip Hop artists that have been overlooked by the masses, which is really unfortunate for all of them, but a special treat for those of us who have heard of these artists. … Continue reading Check The Rhyme, Y’all: Hip Hop in cities too often overlooked

From Slaughterhouse to Honors English, it’s two sides of the same flow: the content & intent of a rhyme

Welcome to the 5th volume of Cypher Sessions, where we will be looking into a topic quite close to my Hip Hop heart, and that is lyrical content; specifically, the content and the intent of the rhyme, from artists ranging from Slaughterhouse to Honors English. This may all sound like it's pretty technical at first, … Continue reading From Slaughterhouse to Honors English, it’s two sides of the same flow: the content & intent of a rhyme