UTM Discuss: Do Rappers Need To Be Good?

Some rappers are awe inspiring (#TYBG), some rappers are complete trash and some rappers are RiFF RAFF. But in the internet age, does the quality of a rapper really matter? Drake comparing his swimming pool to Kanye’s is far more tweetable and notable than discussion about rap virtuosos. The UTM editors got together to figure out if a rapper’s tone, flow and lyricism have to be high quality for music to be worthwhile and, in the process, we discussed autotune, political lyrics and Stitches.

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Is Baauer More Than The Harlem Shake?

We remember the ‘Harlem Shake’ don’t we? Maybe not the entire thing, but 30 seconds or so of it.

As a meme, the video was replicated by many people and went viral in early February 2013, with thousands of “Harlem Shake” videos being made and uploaded to YouTube every day at the height of its popularity. Continue reading “Is Baauer More Than The Harlem Shake?”