Believe This Hype

Public Enemy can usually be relied upon for greatness. And they’ve delivered again at the BET Awards with this great rendition of their classic, Fight The Power, while teaming up with some friends. With some updated lyrics, this band is as vital as ever.

The Authenticity Hurts

Music critic Everett True posted a scholarly article on authenticity in popular music and the criticism of the music. In short, he reasons that there’s a load of mythology tied around the concept of authenticity. Lin-Manuel Miranda, writing for The Atlantic, offers a key characteristic: Tell the truth. In an, I-know-it-when-I-see-it example, here’s a good […]