Mental Health struggles happen to everyone, including my favorite rock band

"Parks and gardens seem to be places of untold sadness. The sound reverberates as linkin logs crash to the ground, echoing the loss of passion as breaths are extinguished harshly." Chris Cornell died on May 18th, 2017. Chester Bennington died on July 20th, 2017, which also happened to be Cornell's birthday. Birthdays, holidays and other special … Continue reading Mental Health struggles happen to everyone, including my favorite rock band

WORLD PREMIERE: Does Vocabulary Equal Success? A Hip-Hop Investigation

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

Cypher Sessions Special Report: Who is Professor Adam Bradley?

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?