Mixtapes: The Legend Makers of the 00s

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Over decades, the term “mixtape” has taken on many different forms. It’s meant most to hip-hop fans over time though, with hopeless romantics and their muses who expressed feelings via compilations of sappy… Continue reading

Chauffeurs and Booties and Souls, Oh My!

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By Jared Andrea In a year that has seen a pleasantly surprising Big Sean album, a mixtape/album/miscellaneous release by Drake, and the coronation of Kendrick Lamar, one song has jumped to the forefront… Continue reading

2014-2015 Champions League Quarter Finals Predictions

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By Gabriel Munoz-Morris With the majority of the tournament now behind us, we enter the portion of the tournament where all of the teams have some shot, no matter how improbable, of winning.… Continue reading

What is Pride? Going All-In on Tanking

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“Pride never helps. It only hurts.”-Pulp Fiction By Jared Andrea For a majority of their time since moving to Los Angeles, being a Laker fan has been the equivalent to being a Hilton or… Continue reading

Dear Mr. Bryant: An Open Letter to My Childhood Idol

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Dear Mr. Bryant, Look, we’ve known each other for almost 20 years. So I feel like I can tell you this with complete, total honesty: It hurts, Kob. (Can I call you Kob?… Continue reading

Tidal Hi-Fi or Jay Z’s Magna Carta as a Streaming Service?

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A phenomenon occurred when avid businessman Mr. Carter took time away from his post as an entrepreneur and released his last LP in 2013. You may have heard about it. Upon the release… Continue reading

Reason I Never Made the NBA #1873: The Rise of the Uber Athletic, Two-Way Wing Player

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As a kid, I had the same dream of making it to the NBA as millions of others. This series will feature my random observations about the game of basketball, both professional and… Continue reading

How Did the Internet Let Kanye West Get Away With This?

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At times, most of the time, rap fans and critics seem to be ready to pounce on anything remotely close to sensational in the genre.  When it comes to our guy Kanye, the… Continue reading

Grassroots Rap: A New Subgenre

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What a year it’s been for rap. This slew of fucking awesome is actually the forthcoming of a movement that was arguably born in late 2011. That was through Watch the Throne, one… Continue reading