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Poetic injustice: Rap lyrics as evidence

Jaida Sloan, Staff writer February 5, 2021

Just because your bar goes hard does not necessarily mean you should be locked behind bars. America regards most creative art forms as just that—creative fiction escape. One would not presume that Johnny...

Yung Gravy takes to San Antonio

Yung Gravy takes to San Antonio

Alex Hanks October 21, 2019

Matthew Hauri, also known as rapper Yung Gravy, recently sat down with the Paisano to discuss his music, fashion and headlining his “Experiencing the Sensation” tour to highlight his hit album Sensational....

FRITOGANG hyping the crowd.

Are you even listening?

Alex Hanks April 16, 2019

In preparation for their upcoming project “Garage Sale,” hip-hop collective FRITOGANG took the stage at the Rock Box in San Antonio, Texas. Over the past couple of years, the group has accumulated...

Kanye wearing his MAGA hat

Wake up Mr. West

Adrianne Kristianto November 1, 2018

Rapper. Record producer. Fashion designer. Entrepreneur. Misunderstood. While everyone’s mind is racing in fear for this nation’s condition, Kanye West – a pillar in today’s hip-hop and rap world...

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Social justice on the playlist

Ana Richie September 27, 2018

How rap artists carry important messages within their lyrics Rap music has become overwhelmingly popular within the past few decades. From heavy bass lines over syncopated drums, to the poetic flows of...

Mac Miller on stage

Time flies

Zach Truesdale September 12, 2018

Mac Miller, a voice of a generation, passes at 26. On Sept. 7, artist Mac Miller, born Malcom McCormick, passed away from an overdose in his Studio City home.  The proud Pittsburgh rapper, singer,...

Is '90s Rap Overrated?

Is ’90s Rap Overrated?

Ricardo Rodriguez November 20, 2017

In an interview with TIME magazine, well-known rapper Vince Staples weighed in on why he thinks ‘90s rap is overrated. “Tupac and Biggie, they were the golden era. There’s not a 50 Cent...

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