history of rap

Who started rap? A brief summary on the history of rap and hip-hop

Rap music is undeniably one of the most popular genres in America today. It's birthed new subgenres, such as mumble rap, rapmetal and rapcore; it's infiltrated almost...
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What to take to a concert: The 11 must-haves for every music lover

You've got your spot on the list, or tickets, or whatever to the show you're going to, now the big question is... what to take to a...

Is it house? Or is it trance? A beginner’s guide to electronic music genres

It can be immensely difficult to tell electronic music genres apart. Every day, it seems like there's some new, nonsensical genre that everyone is talking about. "Yeah dude, you...
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How to surprise someone with concert tickets and make a music lover’s day

Everybody loves surprises (well, pleasant surprises). The below options are not only the perfect way how to surprise someone with concert tickets, but you could use them...
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Is it weird to go to a concert alone?

There's a little voice in your head. Sometimes, it gives you good advice like, "Don't eat that, it's way past the expiration date." Sometimes, it gives you...
portland record labels

7 Portland record labels you should know about

Whether you know Portland as Seattle's PNW cousin, or the setting of your favorite Portlandia sketch, or the hometown of Aminé (personal favorite here at Four Over...

6 Seattle record labels worth knowing about

Seattle has one of the most iconic music scenes in the U.S. As any music fan knows well, the city was the epicenter of the ‘90s grunge...
going to concerts alone

Going to concerts alone will change your life forever

For some reason, I was always a part of the group that said going to concerts alone was weird. Like, "if you're not going to a concert...
sitting at a concert

Standing vs. sitting at a concert: What to do?

Here's a dilemma most concert-goers have experienced at some point in their life. You get to the venue for a show you're really excited to see and...
is taking concert videos ok?

Is it okay to take videos at concerts?

Here's something that many concert-goers are familiar with—concert videos. The person who records every single moment of a show on their phone (or other recording device for...

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