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5 Classic Gangsta Rap Songs Still Good Today

During my junior year in college, I wrote a research paper titled “The Reflection of Gangsta Rap in the ’80s and ’90s.”     It was a short document, six pages and around 2,000 words. The paper talks about the origins of the subgenre and its cultural value to African-Americans. Basically, gangsta rap solidified the […]

Events in Quezon City: Rice Lucido’s ‘Pahina Uno’ EP Launch

Drop by Conspiracy Garden Cafe, Quezon City on August 19 for the second leg of Rice Lucido’s EP launch! Entrance is P200 with a free beer and P450 with a free beer PLUS a copy of her “Pahina Uno” EP.   Rice Lucido’s Endeavours   A student from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Rice […]

Why It’s Okay to Judge Someone Based on Their Music Taste

We’ve all (YES, ALL) caught ourselves guilty of judging a person based on their music taste. Even as a joke, there’s an underlying truth to how we as individuals are turned off by a person’s music taste. Call it judgmental if you will but you can’t argue with science!   Music is an Extension of […]

Urbandub’s Gab & John x The Ransom Collective on Coke Studio PH

For this week’s episode, Coke Studio PH brings us a collaboration between two of the biggest bands to ever grace the local music scene: Gab & John of Urbandub and The Ransom Collective! A Melting Pot of Generations One of the focal points lie within the fact that three generations of Philippine music have come […]

Steps for a ‘No Problem’ Internship with Chance the Rapper

“You don’t want zero problems, big fella!”   Around late March, Chance the Rapper tweeted a job posting for an internship position. Due to Twitter’s 140 character limit, the job description wasn’t the most specific.   The “No Problem” rapper unsurprisingly received thousands of replies as soon as he posted the Tweet. Students from all […]

‘Famous’ Rapper Kanye West Files $10 Million Lawsuit

Rapper/producer Kanye West is now suing insurance company Lloyd’s of London for $10 million. He alleges that the company has been withholding insurance payouts for the 21 cancelled dates from last year’s “Saint Pablo Tour”.   The suit filed by Very Good Touring Inc., West’s touring company, stated that Lloyd’s leaked the results about his […]

Help Jensen and the Flips Open for Bruno Mars in Manila

The Philippines went into a frenzy last week when MMI Live posted a golden poster with “XXIV K” written on it. Everybody already knew what the announcement meant from that single poster alone and they weren’t shy to let their excitement be known. The post garnered 5,400 reactions and 3,204 shares on Facebook alone, together […]

Noel Cabangon X Curtismith Collab for Coke Studio PH

Coke Studio PH brought us a collaboration straight out the oven! Legendary musician Noel Cabangon and rapper Curtismith teamed up to show their refreshing angle in today’s music.   Father and Son   For those who missed it, Coke Studio PH uploaded the first episode in full on their YouTube channel.     The subject […]