Take Your Time: This “Tew” Much

“We all love new music but lately, it seems as though some of our favorite artists are dropping projects back to back. But the question is, is that really necessary? Is the demand for music sacrificing the quality of sound we have available?” I read a tweet that said there hasn’t been an album that […]

Kanye West: The College Dropout 15 Years Later

February 10, 2004. Triple platinum, Grammy Award-winning, and one of hip-hop’s most potent albums ever created were released by this super-producer from the South Side of Chicago. Standing outside the lines of the main corridors of rap, Kanye was knocking at its proverbial door for years and believed he could have a seat at Hip-Hops […]

Long Live Nipsey Hussle

Words by: Cristen Dopson Within the past week, several have mourned the lost and celebrated the life of Ermias Davidson Asghesom, also known as Nipsey Hussle the Great. Nipsey grew up in the Rolling 60’s neighborhood of Los Angeles. Not only was he a rap artist, he was a visionary that wanted to empower and […]

Drugs in Hip-Hop

Drugs in Hip-Hop By: Ben Kenobe During the production of this edition, sitting at our proverbial “round table,” our creative director KG casually posed the question, “Is today’s music making MORE kids do MORE drugs?” So I thought about it. From the dawn of hip-hop, the art form has been a reflection of our culture, […]

COSIGN Life: Mala Luna Music Festival Re-cap 2016

Mala Luna Re-cap 2016 Words by: Paige Sander Photos by: Gavin Lueking Mala Luna arrived to San Antonio this past Halloweekend to provide two sold-out days of insane performances and energy. 15,000 people came out both Saturday and Sunday to see artists like Rae Sremmurd, G-Eazy and many more. The event was held at an […]

A3C Hip Hop Festival 2016 – Day 4 & 5 #A3C2016

#A3C2016 – Day 4             Saturday, day four, was by far the busiest. The energy was different because this was the climax of the festival. The biggest names from yester year were set to tear down the festival grounds stage, representing 1996. But I had a few stops first. I began at noon at the […]

A3C Hip Hop Festival 2016 – Day 3 #A3C2016 – Too $hort

Friday was day three of A3C, and featured perhaps my most anticipated event of the entire festival, the “A3Conversation w/ Too $hort – The Bay Area: Now and Then.” Like many of the attendees, I grew up listening to Too $hort, far before I probably should have been. I believe my first Too $hort tape, […]

A3C Hip Hop Festival 2016 – Day 2 #A3C2016

Early mornings following late nights, especially those that may or may not have included alcohol consumption, tend to be the roughest. But as a veteran of festival weekends, I was up and well caffeinated at the 11 a.m. “Bloggers & Writers Meetup,” a panel discussion with bloggers Ashley Vance and Jerel Marshall.   It was […]

A3C Hip Hop Festival 2016 – Day 1 #A3C2016

Day One began with a predawn trip to Love Field off two hours of sleep. It went surprisingly smooth; from a short line at curbside checkin, to a surprising short line at the airport Whataburger to getting a second row aisle seat which allowed me to be the second off the plane. My first stop […]


The Ridglea Theater, the beautifully restored landmark off of Camp Bowie boulevard is bringing live music back to its venue. With performances by a handful of DFW’s most talented artists the Ridglea has brought in singer-songwriter Brandon Marcel to headline the show. Come enjoy great live music from a great venue! What: Ridglea Music Festival […]