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The Story of J Dilla: The pioneer of modern sampling in hip-hop
James Dewitt Yacey, better known as ‘J Dilla’, was a hip-hop producer throughout the late 90s and early 00s. His work has been recognised as highly influential to many hip-hop artists and he is recognised as one of the pioneers of lo-fi hip-hop. Dilla’s production style became even more apparent in the mainstream after his tragic death in 2006 due to Lupus and a rare blood disease called Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, but the beats that influenced so many had been noticeable for over a decade beforehand.
Reckless Adolescent to Cultural: The XXXTentacion Tale
Jahseh Onfroy, better known for his stage name, XXXTentacion, is arguably one of the most polarising figures in contemporary music history. A struggle to cope with vexing emotions, either through youthful immaturity...
The Exclusivity of Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean, born Christopher Edwin Breaux, is widely recognised as one of the most electric, emotionally captivating artists of a generation. His eccentric, introspective song writing has led him to become the poster boy for modern R&B as well as progressing the genre through his experimental approach.