The Black Excellence of Jaden Smith: Let Freedom Ring

Seriously, how envious are you that you aren’t the offspring of Will and Jada Smith? Like your fathers arguably the most talented black man of all time, and your mother is a beautiful ultra creative. Essentially, life is set up on a silver platter for you served by your butler named Geoffrey. The money your…

THE PARALLELS OF RUSSELL WESTBROOK & 2015 HIP-HOP

THE PARALLELS OF RUSSELL WESTBROOK & 2015 HIP-HOP — A piece by Dequan Huggins

SDBUP’s 10 Songs For The Summer

Summer is approaching, the best time of the year for music. The combination of good weather, incredible music, and Corona with lime can turn any summer into one for the ages. Of course you can go by what you’ll hear on your local radio station but that’s boring! SDBUP has taken the liberty of posting…

Why am I Still “Loyal” to Chris Brown?

  By: Dequan Huggins   First and foremost I’d like to preface this article by saying that Chris Brown is a dochebag. Time after time we’ve given this incredibly talented young man a pass for his boneheaded behavior, only to log onto a gossip site weeks later seeing that his name has resurfaced. Every groupthink…

Rochelle Jordan

SDBUP’s Music Thursday focuses on Toronto songstress Rochelle Jordan. Jordan teams up with frequent Weeknd collaborator, Illagelo, for a mood driven alternative R&B song titled “What the Fuss.” Also posted is a video for “Follow Me.”No word on any future projects from Rochelle Jordan but expect big things from the Canadian who is developing quite a…

A Lust For Life: So Far Gone’s 5-Year Anniversary

By:  Dequan Huggins      Graduating high school is supposed to be the focal point of a teenager’s life. Walking across the stage became more and more of a reality and it only led to questions that I wasn’t prepared to deal with— “You must be so excited?” and “What do you want to do…

@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #1 James Blake- Overgrown

#1 James Blake- Overgrown Released: April 5th By: Dequan Huggins      With the world falling in love with electronic and dance music, UK singer/producer James Blake aimed to separate himself from other artist by infusing the worlds of soul and electronica. The heavenly combination on his second studio album Overgrown was the perfect balance of…