C Magazine

Enough is Enough.

Bridget Packer and Sophia Baginskis | February 7, 2020

With rap being one of the most popular capitalized industries, teens are drawn to the fame and the culture, also exposing them to drug use at a young age. Teens closely follow their favorite rap artists and their influence is slowly changing the minds of what is considered mainstream.

Women in Hip Hop

Bridget Packer and Emma Stefanutti | January 7, 2020

In a largely male-dominated industry, a small number of female rappers have become successful against all odds, inspiring future generations of women and paving the way for more inclusion in hip hop.

The Return of Melanie Martinez

Faith Chow and Alexa Gwyn | November 19, 2019

Three years later, Melanie Martinez releases new music and an accompanying film.

ALT ALBUMS

Atticus Scherer and Raj Sodhi | November 19, 2019

Artists such as Lana Del Rey and Radiohead have dominated the alternative music field, creating music outside of the mainstream rock and pop genres of their times.

Bedroom Pop

Theo Lim-Jisra and Isabella Moussavi | November 19, 2019

A messy computer display of tracks, plugins and markers line the screen. A small box next to the computer houses inputs for microphones, keyboards and guitars, all tangled together in a web of electronics called pop music. All you need to produce a song nowadays is your laptop and some instruments, and many young people are giving it a shot. “Bedroom pop,” the newest subgenre of lo-fi, builds...

The Dotted Line

Sam Mutz and Sukhman Sahota | October 15, 2019

On March 28, Lil Uzi Vert released the track “Free Uzi,” a protest of his record label. Rappers continue to call out their labels for abuse, so why do they keep signing?

Breaking Barriers

Ellie Rowell and Karina Kadakia | October 15, 2019

In the past, artists have questioned whether revealing their true identities to the public was worth sacrificing their reputation. However, recently, popular artists have begun to open up through their music, leading to the celebration of broken barriers.

Hear Me Out

Fiza Usman | October 15, 2019

Truth is, many Americans are missing out on international music. Everyone around the globe listen to our top hits, so let's listen to theirs.