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SOUND VS. STYLE: CARDI B.

the story of cardi b. is that of a cinderella story. but in the most american way. american in the way of a brown family venturing into the states to make a better way for their children, only to be met with poverty stricken circumstances and struggles of project living. american in the way that […]

SOUND VS. STYLE: RIHANNA

anti: a person who is opposed to a particular practice, party, policy or action. there are very few leaders in the game of new school urban sound. when she hit the scene; rihanna was a pretty island girl with some cute shit to say. she sang about a thug coming into her life, or having to deal […]

SOUND VS. STYLE: AZEALIA BANKS

a static black backdrop with the hashag #BWET appears on her website as the landing page, leaving you nowhere else to turn. the road to this release for banks has been a long and winding road. after much turmoil though social media, thanks to her reckless mouth; i was beginning to doubt the release would even […]

SOUND VS. STYLE: MARIAH CAREY

when mariah carey burst onto the scene in 1990, her hit “vision of love” broke the mainstream format of what music sounded like at radio of that time. this groundbreaking instance would become a regularity in her career. in the first three years of her career, a blockbuster set of four albums were released, including […]

SOUND VS. STYLE: BEYONCÉ

“stripped of gimmicks, teasers and marketing campaigns, this project is truly about art before hype.” said columbia records at the stroke of midnight on friday the 13th of december, 2013. i received a text message which prompted me to hit the home button on my iphone, click the blue music note icon, where beyoncé was […]

SOUND VS. STYLE: KANYE WEST

the birth of north west came just three days shy of the street date of yeezus. after the new album’s material leaked, some speculated that this was intentional on behalf of kanye to take the heat off of his baby mama kim kardashian, one thing is certain. kanye is a genius. among the most controversial […]

SOUND VS. STYLE: FRANK OCEAN

the concept of style is not one that can be contained in design, through photography or even speech. style transcends far beyond the realm of anything we can see & often times into what we feel. so is the case of christopher breaux, more widely known musically as frank ocean. i remember getting a text […]

STYLE VS. SOUND: NICKI MINAJ

she is the animated female rap bitch who got a million off a mixtape. today, onika maraj is rap’s undisputed queen, following the reign of rap icon, kimberly jones. the sexual revolution of the 90’s female rap scene had female rappers spitting hardcore lyrics that often times were too gutsy for the mainstream radio airwaves. as […]

STYLE VS. SOUND: RYE RYE

from baltimore to billboard, it’s been a long time coming for ms. ryeisha berrain, affectionately known as rye rye. i’ve watched her shake that shit to the ground & twerk her way to the top- from being hailed as billboards ’21 under 21′ to her entrance into film as an actress. before nicki minaj or […]

STYLE VS. SOUND: LANA DEL REY

my connection to music has always come before my connection to fashion. as a child, i would sit in front of the television watching whitney houston videos on MTV, admiring her voluminous hair & the paint splattered music video direction for ‘how will i know’. these moments weren’t me as a child, during toddler years, but as an infant. in my […]