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 VealA glance at Nelson Mandela's influence on hip-hopOn what would have been his 100th birthday, we recall how the revolutionary has inspired a few songs and lyrics.Raheem VealDiddy's 6 most cinematic music videosBig budgets, superstar cameos, and all the elements that defined the golden age of hip-hop.Raheem Veal9 iconic moments that proved Michael Jackson was The KingFrom history-making stats and iconic visuals to scene-stealing stage performances and social consciousness.Raheem VealA look at reggae's undoubtable influence on hip-hopHow dubbing, toasting, and upsetting became scratching, rapping, and sampling.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 Veal