Get a glimpse into Stephen Colbert's brilliant brain as he connects Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino's "Favorite Song" to Lord of the Rings' "Song of Eärendil" via Gilbert and Sullivan's distinct rhythm. What a big ol' Tolkien nerd, he is!
Very few rappers can boast Jay-Z's longevity. Hip hop, as the first word in its name would indicate, revolves around the concept of new and innovative. Like in the world of pop music, it's impressive how swiftly an artist falls by the wayside in hip hop after commanding the charts a year prior. To retain… READ THE REST
Writing in Rolling Stone, Will Dukes takes a moment during Black History Month to examine how Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet (1990) "hipped a whole generation to the extraordinary richness of the African-American experience." From Rolling Stone: Back in the inner city, barbershop discussions about disrupting the powers that be began to flourish.… READ THE REST
For some reason, when most people think about the first commercially successful white rapper, Vanilla Ice is the name that comes to mind. Other people give the nod to Eminem, as he was the first white rapper to be fully embraced by the culture. Sadly, the Beastie Boys rarely get the credit they deserve as… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. From steamy date nights to warm summer evenings filled with s'mores, a flickering flame can make all kinds of magic happen. But if you're walking around with a dinky set of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Whether you're a professional swimmer or simply enjoy swimming as a leisurely pursuit, the peaceful sound of waves can only keep you going for so long. But imagine how exciting your deep drives might be… READ THE REST