While a talent show like Britain’s Got Talent is not something I’d normally watch, this year’s edition had a nice departure from the acts one tends to expect. A person’s essence comes through when they put their all into what they are doing, and with this 32-year old from West London, that essence shines brightly … Continue reading Why Tokio Myers should be on your radar
There are a number of ways in which a rapper can be successful; they can sell out shows, they can curate a huge online presence, and they can promote themselves in various other ways. One thing that we tend to forget when listening to these artists is the actual craft of rhyming. Despite the relative ease … Continue reading WORLD PREMIERE: Does Vocabulary Equal Success? A Hip-Hop Investigation
When first diving into the world of Hip Hop documentary, a viewer new to the scene might think that there are certain things required of this genre. Things like a love for Hip Hop, or a need to chronicle where it all started to where things are now. That way of exploring Hip Hop might’ve … Continue reading Top 5 Hip Hop films to watch from the 2010s
"As an innocent five-year old, I didn't fully realize what was going on, I just thought it was nice they lit the way for me to pee." Actor and champion of social justice George Takei delivered an animated speech about his life October 26 at Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Takei … Continue reading “Ohhh Myyyyy”: George Takei tells his life story of internment camps, coming out, and being politically active
Welcome to the Fifth installment of this article, as we have already reached half a decade of deciding who is the best of the best over the past year. One important thing to take note of is that we have slightly altered our rules in terms of what qualifies for album of the year in … Continue reading 5th Annual Cypher Sessions Year End Awards!
A hushed horizon of books, speakers, and vinyl are scattered along the walls of the Race and Popular Culture Lab. Figuring out the science of words is something Adam Bradley has done for most of his life. “I was taught at home until high school by my grandmother, a tremendous teacher who introduced me to … Continue reading Cypher Sessions Special Report: Who is Professor Adam Bradley?
Vox has a very interesting article on incarceration rates in the United States with regards to race, drug use, and how the U.S. compares to the rest of the world. It also has maps and graphs showing that the amount of time being served has dramatically increased for murder, while remaining fairly constant for other … Continue reading How America has become a leader in Mass Incarceration, told thru data visualization maps