TRAPPED: Where Does Hip-Hop Go From Here?
- February 2018, when Nipsey Hussle released his major-label debut ‘Victory Lap’, was the last time I got a chill listening to a record. With John Singleton-esque storytelling, Nipsey’s lyrics read like a 90s movie script and the beats provided the score.
- Fast forward to Spring 2018 and Pusha T delivers the Martin Scorcese styled opus ‘Daytona’ to rave reviews.
- Not one to leave the ladies feeling left out, the multi-talented Janelle Monae takes us on a sci-fi trip into an alternate realm with her hip-hop, r&b and funkadelic infused third album ‘Dirty Computer.’ Janelle’s last project challenged the status quo in the music industry showing that women can aspire to be more than just sex symbols for entertainment.
The very mention of Beyonce or Kanye dropping a new project leaves millions of musicheads gasping for air. Many of us can recall what we were doing the exact moment Jay-Z delivered The Blueprint. The magnitude of a great album may forever coincide with specific moments in our lives and this year promises to be a big one.
From talk show hosts Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon to Former President Barack Obama and your everyday hipster in the Bay Area, fashionable sneakers are in a league of their own.