The State Hornet

Hip-hop and rap genre: a cultural revolution

Daniel Magalit

October 9, 2014

Hip-hop and rap today is not the same as yesteryear’s. The differences in hip-hop today and hip-hop then, is most discernible in lyrical content, the production of sounds and possibly in the lack of understanding of the culture and its history.Hip-hop and its five elements are prominent in today’s m...

‘Ratchet’ is the new fad in rap music

Anthony Nathan

February 20, 2013

In 2001, Jay-Z’s album “The Blueprint” introduced me to a world of clever wordplay, catchy hooks and a sound that was reminiscent of the days of Al Green and The Jackson 5. I put hip-hop on the highest pedestal for years with room only for the best MC’s. Then something happened. Ratchet happened. ...