Conscious Rap or Christian Rap?

Editorial Note: In the wake of tragedy, we are often at a loss for words. However, silence in the wake of such tragedy can only embolden its impression. For the families of those slain and injured during the events of Saturday’s shooting in Orlando, I offer my deep condolences. Such a heinous and brutal act…

A Look Inside

Much of my taste in music is greatly influenced by my Ethiopian-American identity.¬†I vividly remember¬†sitting in my dad’s car on rides to school, surrounded by a swirl of Ethiopian Orthodox hymnals, the ethio-jazz of greats like Mulatu Astatke and Tilahun Gessesse, as well as the sounds of early 2000’s Atlanta hip-hop. Growing up in a…