Friday, July 30, 2021

Music

Haim and Gender Equality

FEMALE ROCKERS TAKING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BY STORM   Haim is a rock band, not a girl band.  Trying to break into a male-dominated industry as a woman is no easy task, especially if you’re in a rock band. Haim is breaking gender stereotypes and showing the world that women can write...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: MEGAN THEE STALLION

THIS COLLEGE STUDENT TURNED RAP SUPERSTAR IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN  Megan Thee Stallion is a rising star who has proven she’s nowhere near her peak and continues to advance her career. The Houston rapper has had a huge year, and it looks like she intends to keep...

THE WORST LIST

LIKE OTHER AWARD SHOWS, THE 2021 GRAMMY'S BROUGHT OUT THE BRIGHTEST STARS AND THE COLDEST CRITICS Music and fashion have been outlets for self expression for centuries. The Grammy Awards Ceremony is probably the most relevant celebration of both of these facets of creation, yet the awards show also leads...

MOTIVATIONAL MUSIC 

MOTIVATIONAL MUSIC - A SAVIOUR OF MILLIONS Everyone around us is going through a hard time if not because of COVID-19 then for some other reason. Maybe you are curled up on your blanket while reading this or maybe you’re on your way to work. Once in a while you...

BILLIE EILISH SPEAKS OUT ON BODY SHAMERS

EILISH ADVOCATES IN HER VIDEO "NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY" THE ISSUE OF BODY SHAMMING Billie Eilish — American singer and songwriter who has won five Grammy awards —is known for her consistent preference for baggy clothes as her everyday attire. Eilish has stated that she prefers to wear baggy clothes because...

MEGAN THEE STALLION X FASHION NOVA

WHAT CAN WE LEARN IN MIDST THIS FASHION FIASCO What happened, who’s at fault, and how fast fashion brands can do better to support Black designers The Recap In November, Megan Thee Stallion launched her body-inclusive and tall girl friendly capsule collection with Fashion Nova. The collaboration, influenced by her Texas roots,...

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’S NEW MASK

DERRICK DAVIS ON THE POINT OF NO RETURN  Does art mimic life, or does life mimic art? Generations have explored this question as it pertains to society, culture, and emotional expression. In 2020, however, the Phantom of the Opera’s reclusive lifestyle and modest face gear reach a new level of...

FEMALE ARTISTS CRITICIZED FOR BEING VULGAR

THEIR NECKS! THEIR BACKS! With the summer release of WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, the ongoing discussion of female vulgarity has come to the surface once again.  The song explicitly discusses ways the two want to be satisfied sexually, causing an uproar all over social media for its...

LUXE MAN SPOTLIGHT: JACQUES JOHNSON

  WHO IS JACQUES JOHNSON? Luxe Kurves chatted with the rising artist Jacques Johnson from Atlanta. Jacques, who started in music at a young age in high school, never look back. Since then, his music is booming, opening shows for T.I, Jeezy, Migos, and more. Jacques has earned various endorsements, and...

BREAKDOWN OF THE CARDI B AND CANDACE OWENS FIASCO  

WHY ARE THESE REPUBLICANS SO PRESSED OVER CARDI?  In light of the presidential elections coming to a close, a feud sparked between two well-known Black women. 27-year-old rapper Cardi B was bashed by 32-year-old conservative commentator Candace Owens in September following the artist's interview with Joe Biden (Democrat). The Event: Owens appeared...