Tag: rap

Crafting bars behind bars: Talking with rapper Tee Grizzley
Arts

Crafting bars behind bars: Talking with rapper Tee Grizzley

Tee Grizzley wrote his entire debut mixtape, My Moment (2017), while serving nearly three years in prison. As soon as he was released, he went to the studio to record the aptly named “First Day Out.” The song is both personal and aggressive, and references the events that landed Grizzley, born Terry Sanchez Wallace, behind…

Arts

WMCN Spotlight: Who’s Sampling?

Each week The Mac Weekly speaks with a DJ on Macalester’s radio station, 91.7 WMCN. This week we sat down with Evan Meerscheidt to talk about his show, “Who’s Sampling?” every Monday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. TMW: What is your show and what can a listener expect when tuning in? EM: My show is “Who’s Sampling?”…

Content: levitate, levitate, levitate, levitate
Arts

Content: levitate, levitate, levitate, levitate

Kendrick Lamar and the recently-formed duo of Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz turned last Friday into a celebration with the respective releases of two surprise albums. The albums share little in common, but give us an opportunity to re-evaluate three rappers at distinct stages of their careers: Kendrick on top, 2 Chainz perpetually hovering around…

WMCN Weekly DJ Profile: Jenny Shin
Arts

WMCN Weekly DJ Profile: Jenny Shin

Each week The Mac Weekly speaks with a DJ on Macalester’s radio station, 91.7 WMCN. This week we sat down with Jenny Shin about her show “Creepers and Sleepers.” Tune in 12 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays! TMW: What is your show and what can a listener expect when tuning in? JS: My show…

Opinion

Hip-Hop far more nuanced than we give it credit for

“I said a hip, hop, the hippie­­—the hippie to the hip hip-hop, and you don’t stop the rock it—to the bang-bang, boogie say ‘up jump’ the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie: the beat.” These iconic lyrics are from The Sugar Hill Gang’s 1979 hit single, “Rapper’s Delight”, which would go on to be…