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Why “trap” as a genre is as relevant as you make it

Last night a friend of mine, someone whose musical taste – although primarily indie rock based – I’ve never questioned, asked me for “my take on trap.” He intended the question to be a compliment, knowing personally my history and hobby of writing about current music over the years. I took it as such, but…

Let’s talk about Snoop Lion

When I first heard about Snoop Dogg’s recent announcement that he’d be changing his name to Snoop Lion and pursuing down the path towards a reggae album, my first reaction was admittedly a bit negative. I kind of found the whole thing funny for some reason. Thinking that the dude doesn’t really need to give…