Posts in Op Ed
Strength + Power in Numbers: How Marino Infantry Changing the Scope of Music + Culture

When you comb through the scope of the hip-hop scenery, it’s safe to say that the DMV has been making waves on their own for quite some time. As time goes on, the artistry found in their sound continues to expand with the likes of Q Da Fool, Xanman, Moneymarr, IDK, Rico Nasty, and many more who have been pushing the envelope. As those names have been making headlines, Marino Infantry remains one of the most influential groups in the region that delivers a stylistic approach to the game. 

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Jaden Smith is in the midst of Sophomore Curse and Riding a New Wave with his new effort, "EYRS"

I am definitely not one for outright hate towards the work of just about any artist. Especially if that artist has spent years refining their craft, taking criticism to the jaw, putting their nose to the grindstone, and focused on earning their spot in the industry.

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Redefining Revenge with Collaboration // How Dreamville created a unique experience for the music industry with their release "Revenge of The Dreamers 3"

Revenge of the Dreamers III has now been out for a couple weeks, and I have still not stopped listening to most of the tracks. My opinion of this latest installment in the series has definitely made me ponder revisiting the other projects leading up to this one – and I never revisit stuff unless I am that impressed.

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The New Age of Jigg // How Splurge Became One Of The Biggest Texas Artists Behind The Nation's Latest Dance Craze

As the Texas scene continues to cultivate with new emerging stars, Arlington’s shooting star Splurge is certainly one of the most notorious acts in his own right. From the ascension of pairing with Huncho while they were duo to seeing his rise a solo artist just burst on the national scene has shown what kind of influence that Jigg can bring to the forefront of the nation’s attention.

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The Art of Perfection + Development: How Philadelphia Production Collective, Working on Dying molded a star out Matt Ox

When it comes to the soundscape of what’s hot and what’s new, it’s a lot of artists who are coming up in different funnels of the rap industry, and with it being a climate where things can crash and burn very easily, you see a lot of these fast rising artists leave as fast as they came. In the young budding star from Philadelphia, Matt Ox’s case he’s been able to create a big splash with a crazy single and visual but during his process of growth he was able to maintain the tide to unleash a big wave with his debut project.

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The Art of Diligence + Drip // How Gunna's Drip Season series can establish his stardom

The mainstream world was first introduced to Young Thug’s protégé, Gunna, on the former’s “Floyd Mayweather,” from the JEFFERY project. Gunna’s third iteration of his Drip mixtape series looks good on paper. Including production credits from names like Metro Boomin’ and Wheezy, and contributions from Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, Lil Yatchy, and of course, Young Thug, it’s hard to debate the star-power of the project.

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