Sean Don – The Underdog Turned Wolf

As he's on his first headlining tour of his career and selling out shows, like all three of his California dates.
Any rap fan can no longer dismiss him to the lower tier when discussing leaders of the new school.
It feels like a "Biggie, Jay Z & Nas" moment.
Sean Don has a catalogue and hits to back him up as the underdog indeed becomes the wolf.

Christianity In Hip-Hop – Is Rap Finally Embracing the Gospel Or Is Apathy The Cause

There has been a shift. 

In the era of Method Man and The Firm, legendary group and Grammy nominated Cross Movement was dismissed by the mainstream as lame and who are only trying to criticize.

Lecrae had to battle that stigma as well but after becoming a multi Grammy winner and Anomaly went God independently he signed with Columbia.

His Reach Records' artist Andy Mineo has a friendship with Sway and has been featured on RapFix and Sway's Universe.

I Miss The Old Kanye – From George W Bush to Donald Trump

On The Life of Pablo Kanye West responds to his detractors missing his more soulful and political activist side.

And even Big Brother Jay Z offered more validity to those cries by saying ‘We miss the old Kanye’

So what does this mean? Is there an etherial ‘old’ Kanye that was a backpacker who was a lovable producer-rapper 

This thought process is dismissive forgetting all that came before this current iteration of Yeezy. 

Blond(e) is Frank Ocean’s Yeezus

Paired with the limited edition Boys Don’t Cry magazine Blond has caused waves & shook up the industry.

As a visual album Endless essentially fulfilled any contractual obligations Ocean made with Def Jam.

Blond released a day after topped Billboard’s 200 while Endless is ineligible for Billboard Chart.

Is The Life Of Pablo A Classic Already?

With boasts of a music video from Oscar winning director Steve McQueen, Puff Daddy announcing he would executive produce, an unlikely pairing of the self professed 'black Beatle' & Sir Paul McCartney the anticipation of Kanye West's new project was at an all time high. 
Untimely Twitter rants, G.O.O.D. Friday delays, renewed controversy with Taylor Swift & Wiz Khalifa caused fans to become bitter towards Kanye's antics. Many fans believed that the album would need to meet musical miracle to excuse his many antics.

ADJUST: How The Clique Changed The Music Industry

From the phonogram all the way to the iPod, we've witness the inevitable change in the music industry. The rise of the digital age allowed music to be way more accessible than it has ever been.

Many artists didn't know how to plan for such a change.

Coming from CD to mp3, how do you clearly define unit sales?

While everyone acted as sheep, one artist built an empire that allowed him to become the shepherd and sway how and when the the industry changes.

With the help of his clique, Jay Z defined how we listen and consume new music & content.

The Resurgence: A look at Black Hollywood from Stepin Fetchit to ShondaLand

Blacks have been portrayed in media since cinema has begun. 

Starting from minstrel shows, complete with blackface, working actors like Mantan Moreland & Stepin Fetchit kept working by taking the only roles available but even with the degrading roles their talent shone throughout. 

Decades after the groundbreaking Beulah & controversial Amos & Andy the birth of The Jeffersons, spinning off from All In The Family, was arguably one of the first examples of a black American family prospering on television. This Emmy award winning show is one of the longest running shows in American television history.