With slapping beats and poignant dense lyrics, Daniel Blacktin offers something for everyone on his eponymous album release.
I didn't earn. I stopped learning. But in the end, I value my Hubpages experience. Here's why I left.
Edgar Allen Poe is a poet as mysterious as he is famous. Read below for a history of Poe's life, an Edgar Allen Poe timeline, and analysis of three of Poe's best poems.
Not sure what to do after college? Consider a year of service with a national service organization like "City Year," where I served from 2013-2014.
A perfect love poem can seem elusive, but there are really only a few things you need to keep in mind to write romantic poetry that will hit your muse in the heart.
Joey Bada$$ offers a lot more than poppy, easily digested rap on his debut album, but B4.Da.$$ is worth the effort. Joey Bada$$ is worth your time. Savor him.
Many rappers claim they are criminals, but most are just speaking metaphors or rhyming on a track. However, some have real criminal records and have even served hard time. Crime is more than just a story for them. Read on to learn about 10 rappers with real verified criminal pasts.
Music didn't save my life in 2014, but it sure helped give it meaning.
Critics are already fretting over whether or not Kendrick Lamar's new album will live up to the artist's hype. Personally, I don't think it will meet my expectations. But I have to ask: so what?
Martin Luther King, Jr. is a widely honored and widely respected leader, and undoubtedly one of the most important agents of change in the 20th century. But was he truly a great progressive?
Last year, I was in three notable bicycle crashes. Each could have taken my life. I still ride everyday. Crashing my bike taught me a lot about life and death. Just keep pedaling!
Kendrick and Cole are great rappers but weak poets. To be revolutionary and live up to their potential, both artists, and hip-hop at large, need to craft more relevant and directed messages.
So, you've spent hours or days or months or years working on your piece of art, and you can't figure out how to finish the piece for good. How do you complete a creative project? Look to songwriters!
I wrote these poems during the drive from the San Francisco Bay Area to New York City. This collection covers my journey from the Bay to New Orleans.
As an artist, you love to create. But how do you turn something you created form a fun project to a polish piece? Read this guide to learn how to edit and revise your work to improve your art.
Are you having a hard time translating your ideas into results? Do you struggle with taking notes, or wish you were better at keeping a journal? Read on for an artist's guide to journaling.
Every artist has times when they lack inspiration, and need to find strategies to bring life to the creative process. In this guide, learn how getting inspired can be as easy as taking a long walk.
So, you have decided it is time to get in touch with your artistic side. But where do you get started? Look to song writers to learn where to start your creative journey.
Another black man was killed by a white cop today. The exact details of the case don't really matter: if you think Antonio Martin deserved to die, you really don't get.
Two things are true for most of us this season: we want the hottest gifts, and want them cheap. But when you take into account the REAL cost of what we buy, what is the price of holiday consumerism?
New Year's Resolutions are a popular way to start the new year off on a productive foot. But how can you be sure you are making "S.M.A.R.T." goals that you can accomplish?
On Thursday, 12/18, Stephen Colbert ended the Colbert Report, and the world will never be the same. Goodbye, Mr. Colbert. You will be missed.
J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are friends and two of the hottest rappers around, but this is hip-hop and it's all about competition. Who is the best rapper alive, Cole or Kendrick, and why?
Mixtapes are an integral part of hip-hop, but many may not be accessible to everyday listeners. In this list of "best Mixtapes," learn about some of the best (free) Rap music you can find online!
The Spirit of the Holidays can shine throug in the LEAST likely scenarios. Read this true account of how I learned to get beyond a Christmas Card Message mindset about the holidays.
The way we define racism in America and what we choose to tackle is important. As a white ally, I see confronting structural inequality as our best bet in the quest to promote social justice.
With his appearance on "The Colbert Report" on Monday, 12/8, President Barack Obama proved yet again that despite any criticism from the right, he is a relatable and cool president.
While working as an independent contractor has its perks, there are some big "cons" you should consider before trying to earn an income in this position.
So, you want to work retail? Working a retail counter or store floor is a very common and easy to land first job, but has it's drawbacks and limitations.
So, you want to be an RA? For many college students, the Residential Assistant (or RA) Position can be an ideal job, but the title comes with some major drawbacks to consider.
Waiting tables and working in restaurants is very popular work that may be easy for some job seekers to come by, but the gig isn't all fun and games. Here's why.
So, you want to drive a pedicab? Pedi-cabbing is an interesting and unique way to make a buck, but there are plenty of drawbacks to taking up rickshawing and this job is NOT easy money.
Kim Kardashian remains a contentious celebrity, a fact illustrated by the critique of her most recent magazine cover for "Paper Magazine." But what should we progressives think and say about Kim?
With marijuana achieving a legal status in more and more states, there is a question on everyone's mind: what exactly does "legal weed" really mean?
Even if you don't own a hot tub, there are plenty of easy and legal ways to enjoy this relaxing hobby. This guide covers your options for legal hot tub hopping.
Holidays can stress out anyone. If your family is highly quirky, prone to drama, or downright dysfuntional, the holiday season can be a nightmare. This Holiday season, follow these 10 rules!
Despite some negative feedback from critics and fans, Kendrick Lamar's "I" proves the "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City" rapper has a lot more stories to tell.