Blaze N’ Glory: Keeping the spirit of Hip Hop & Reggae alive! (PHOTO SET)

A couple of weeks ago, TNF had the great pleasure of attending the Blaze N’ Glory festival which took place June 4th @ The San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. The festival consisted of a day full of Hip Hop, Reggae, carnival rides, tons of different clothing/lifestyle vendors & a huge variety of food/beer to taste! It was one of those events that has a little bit of something for everyone. This rings true by the widely diverse crowd that attended the festival.

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MAEKL JORDN Release GHETTO BASS/BREAKBEAT Fusion New Single “BRKDNC”

Incognito Dj/Producer Duo MAEKL JORDN have released their sophomore track, “BRKDNC”, high energy, transgenre track featuring perfectly blended elements of Hip Hop, Breakbeat, and Electronica on High Scream Records.

Buy MAEKL JORDN’s “BRKDNC” on Beatport

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Death Metal: Violent Sexism and Why Race Matters


(TW: Sexual Assault, Rape)

By now, everyone’s heard about the release of Kanye West’s most recent output, The Life of Pablo, and while many are divided on the quality of its musical content, there are also plenty of people who are, in a world that is increasingly aware, pointing out some of the blatant sexism that is, and has been, evident in Kanye West’s lyrical work.

In itself, this is not an issue. It says a lot that more and more people are getting fed up with the way women are portrayed and defamed in these songs. It’s a good thing. However, the issue arises when people continue to criticize black artists, mostly in Hip-Hop, about the sexism in their lyrics, while failing to criticize or even acknowledge the even more rampant and dangerous misogyny in other genres which, as a matter of fact, are primarily white. I’m referring, in particular, to varieties of Death Metal music, namely Grindcore and Brutal Death Metal, as well as related genres.
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