5 ‘Feeling Myself’ Photos That Will Get You Through Humpday

Beyoncé and Nicki have broken the internet with their “Feeling Myself” video. You probably still don’t have a Tidal subscription but you’ve definitely seen the video and the million GIFs it’s produced. Beyoncé released some shots from “Feeling Myself” on her website and they’re just what you need to get through Humpday.

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Photos: Beyonce.com/Tidal

Endangered: Save the Female Rappers

Just to make it clear, I don’t care for the term female rap. Hip hop is hip hop. Good music is good music. However, FEMALE rap has taken an interesting turn and in some positive aspects it remains to dominate the mainstream charts and still maintain presence. The downside is that it’s pretty much done by one woman: Nicki Minaj.

Nicki Minaj takes shot at Malcolm X’s daughter on new song

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Earlier this year, Nicki Minaj came under fire for using an iconic image of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X on her song cover.

Minaj borrowed an image of X peeping out of a window with a semi-automatic weapon that was captured approximately a year before his death.

The cover’s release for the song title, “Lookin’ A** Ni**a,” was mostly viewed as disrespectful to the historical figure’s legacy. But Minaj appears to not be phased. In fact, she calls out Malcolm X’s daughter in her latest song, “Chiraq.” 

Nicki Minaj apologizes for depiction of Malcolm X in cover art for single

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Yesterday musician Nicki Minaj found herself in the middle of controversy over her choice of photo to promote her single.

The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with the song’s title on the left side of the image.

A fire storm erupted after the cover went viral, and Minaj took to Instagram to apologize for her choice. 

Summer M.’s Finals Week

For many, today marks the beginnings of finals week, a slew of tests given at the end of the semester wherein students attempt to coherently regurgitate everything they learned last night while cramming. In this tradition, I’d like to assign several essay questions to a few folks who have some explaining to do. You know what they say: you can take the student out of the school, but you can’t take the school out of the student. Actually, “they” don’t say that at all. Who is “they,” anyway?

Each essay should be 8 – 10 double-spaced pages and cite at least 5 non-Wikipedia sources. Plagiarism is for suckas.

After the jump, check out the “student”, major, and essay topic.

NEW MUSIC: Nicki Minaj ‘Starships’

After delivering a jaw-dropping (and WTF-inducing) Grammy performance last Sunday, Nicki Minaj aims for radio ubiquity with her new single “Starships.”

Produced by Lady Gaga’s go-to producer RedOne, “Starships” strikes the perfect balance between Nicki’s signature rap-sung vocal delivery, and a larger-than-life, arena-sized dance-pop sound.

This could be be a massive hit.