The Man, The Dude, The Devin

Houstonian MC Devin the Dude talks about his music, influences, and maturing in his art.

By: Ariana Triggs, IG: @ari.ataree

“Talking about it now is like a trend, but when we started out, even talking about weed–that was taboo. To even get on stage and smoke was like ‘Hell naw’.  So we were, in that state, we were kind of trendsetters, but it wasn’t always about weed. It was just something to get their attention and listen to the message.” Devin asserted as he chilled and kicked back after a great show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This was my first time seeing Devin perform live, as I missed the show at the House of Blues in New Orleans the previous Saturday. Here he was in Baton Rouge giving us a taste of the magic his 25-year career is built upon. Continue reading “The Man, The Dude, The Devin”

New Age Appropriation

From Kim K to Iggy Azalea, where is the line drawn between Appreciation and Appropriation? By: Ariana Triggs, Contributing Writer We see it every day. From Kim Kardashian’s ‘braids”, Kylie Jenner’s lip injections to Post Malone’s invasion of the rap world, black culture is appropriated in all aspects of pop culture. The stereotypical beauty standards don’t show people of color much favor, particularly black women.  … Continue reading New Age Appropriation