While many people are celebrating Straight Outta Compton for what it was and what it wasn’t, my lasting memory of the movie is the ongoing narrative of frayed relationships between people of color and the police.
In this episode of the Section 357 Show, we cover the motivations, accusations, and conversations surrounding the beef between Drake and Meek Mill. Rarely in hip-hop has the discord between two artists spilled over into pop culture in this way, with brands, celebrities, and athletes all weighing in on the matter.
Once July rolls around, the wait for the NFL season can make American football fans clamor for almost anything that provides a stopgap experience for actual pigskin action. Luckily for us, HBO’s Ballers provides the perfect diversion while we wait for the actual season to kick off.
I went to see the movie Dope during its opening weekend, and while the overarching story didn’t feel particularly unique, it was filtered through a fresh perspective that continued to cement Hip-Hop as the predominant mainstream cultural reference point.
Floyd and Ron take an in-depth look at VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop franchise, including the reasons behind the show’s success, the challenges some of the artists face from being on the show, and what the show really says about both “Love” and “Hip-Hop”, respectively, in 2015. The guys also dissect how show producer Mona Scott…
A funny thing happened on the way to the movies–a famous hip-hop “beef” record started to show its age. A couple of weeks ago I caught a sneak preview of Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young”, a movie about facing middle age, remembering and reconciling the things you used to do and could have been with…
As 2014 draws to a close, here are my #Favorite5 Hip-Hop Artists of 2014. My criteria was simple: find your favorite artist’s favorite artists, and then listen to the music.
We break down Big Shot Ron’s recent articles about this year’s NBA playoff projections and the best draft picks of every team.
We induct the latest class of Hip-Hop legends into The Section 357 Show Hip-Hop Hall of Fame, and like the previous classes, we salute those artists and contributors who’s talent and appeal continue to influence the culture to this day.
Here at The Section 357 Show, we love sports/hip-hop analogies, both because so many athletes in the hip-hop culture want to make music, and also because so many artists either played sports growing up or had (still have?) athletic aspirations. This sports-music marriage is often personified best in the person of Jay Z, not only…