Tag: pop culture

Questlove’s essay and hip-hop’s omnipresence; is it a good thing?

This week, Roots drummer/producer Questlove published the first in a six-part series of essays for Vulture called “When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America.” The piece, a thoughtful examination of hip-hop’s current place in pop culture, resonated deeply with me.

Do the Beatles still matter in the age of Beyoncé?

Baby Boomers across America are giddy this week, as numerous events and appearances are planning in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. But, with all of the nostalgia and tributes, there is a factor that is being ignored as it pertains to the Beatles and their legacy.