The Vermont Cynic

How LGBTQ musicians are shaping hip-hop’s future

How LGBTQ musicians are shaping hip-hop’s future

Connor Adams, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

In a genre defined by toxic masculinity, the LGBTQ community is leading hip-hop into the future. Today, queer artists are arguably some of the genre’s strongest voices.  Queer hip-hop didn’t pop out of thin air when artists like Frank Ocean and Kevin Abstract came onto the scene. LGBTQ  hip-hop has be...

Kendrick and Kanye: Artistry versus Ego

Kendrick and Kanye: Artistry versus Ego

Jacob Holzman

March 17, 2016

Kendrick Lamar just released a new record, “untitled unmastered,” and it is a great listen. The quality of the music onboard the LP is astonishingly layered: every instrumental lavish and fleshed out and every lyric codified to mean three things at the same time. Even though it was drafted from B-si...

Kanye disappoints listeners with most recent release

Kanye disappoints listeners with most recent release

Izzy Schechter

March 2, 2016

Kanye West has a reputation of being ridiculous and over-the-top, and his newest release “The Life of Pablo” has everyone’s knickers in a twist. The album provoked reactions from many college students before they had even listened to it, as it’s not available on conventional media platform...

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