Find them onRaheem VealEdit ProfileFind them onRaheem is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Urban Studies. In July, he will start at Viacom as a Marketing and Partner Solutions Coordinator in NYC. His interests include music, sports, culture, traveling, and freelance writing.
Contributions by Raheem VealOn 'Everything is Love,' JAY-Z and Beyoncé strike the balance between unrelatable and inspirationalThey follow some trends instead of setting them and don't always dive deep enough, but the LP is a beautiful meditation on love, forgiveness and preserving joy.Raheem VealRanking Nas' 10 best albumsUpon recently adding yet another release to his catalog of studio, collaborative, and compilation albums, we dissect the cream of the crop.Raheem VealA look back at Outkast's 5 most iconic visualsWith André 3000's eccentric introspection and Big Boi's refreshing grit, these two lyrical samurais were the perfect complement to one another.Raheem VealThe Neo-Blues: How hip hop has led discussions about traumaBlues music is about humanizing pain, but with queer people, women of color and more expressing their voices, hip hop is now taking the mantle in that arena.Raheem VealAt 43, Ms. Lauryn Hill's lasting legacy is her resilienceWe celebrate the star on her birthday.Raheem VealBy attaching fines to peaceful protests, the NFL has prioritized symbolism over livesThe combination of the mental and policy-oriented strategies of restricting movement is the crux of modern institutional racism.Raheem VealThe Notorious B.I.G.'s 5 most underrated versesThough his consistency on the mic has made finding errant bars nearly impossible, here are some of his most undervalued ones.Raheem VealDoes Jay Rock have what it takes to move to the forefront of TDE?With a new single and an appearance on the Hot 100, he certainly could, but at what cost?Raheem VealJay-Z’s 12 groundbreaking albums rankedHere are his hottest albums to his worstRaheem VealThe top 10 albums of 2017 (so far)Did your favorite make the cut?Raheem VealThe State of Hope: An Open Letter to President Obama"Just ten years old, I would’ve preferred playing basketball. I didn’t have a choice. I’d never heard a politician speak with such optimism."Raheem Veal"The Blueprint": 15 Years LaterDespite the new artists who now lay claim to the throne, none of their empires would exist without "The Blueprint."Raheem Veal