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Jul
24

Brandy “Puts it Down” at the Global Fusion Festival!

Written by David Nazario Brandy put it down at this year’s Global Fusion Festival in Philadelphia, performing a few of her classic hits and her latest single, “Put It Down”. Brandy hit the stage alongside two backup dancers in front of an excited crowd who began shouting her name moments before she hit the stage. […]

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Jul
21

Mute Mag & RIZE at the Brooklyn Bodega Hip Hop Festival

Mute Mag had the pleasure of attending the Brooklyn Bodega Hip Hop Festival with RIZE. RIZE is a youth  education program that allows students to exercise conflict resolution by practicing non-violence through the arts. Students in the program create multimedia productions and explore the areas of radio, television and journalism in order to better understand […]

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Jul
19

Review: Life is Good

Written by David Nazario Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Def Jam From “Life’s a Bitch” to Life Is Good, it is very clear that Nas is approaching 40 years old knowing exactly who he is, where he stands in Hip Hop, and how to still make songs that his fans love and respect him for. Throughout […]

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Jul
17

Three Artists from Reading, PA Nominated at This Year’s Underground Music Awards

Written by David Nazario Photo Courtesy of Dean Justice When people think of Reading, Pennsylvania they usually don’t think of a city that is currently a breeding ground for Hip Hop artists. Once known for being the “outlet capital of the world”, Reading, Pa is on its way to becoming a place where people work […]

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jerreau
Jul
16

Amplify The Line: “You Know Who You Are Music” by Jerreau

Written by Alex Gooch My name is Alex, and this is how I Amplify The Line: In 1998, my family packed up and moved to Columbus, Ohio from Reading, Pennsylvania. It was a good career move for my father, and we all had to accept that. For me (at that time), that was the only […]

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phone
Jul
9

So You’re Thinking About Jail Breaking Your iPhone.

By Manuel Guzman So you want to jail break your iPhone? I’m sure you feel like your iPhone is the greatest invention since sliced bread, but if there is one downfall to any Apple product it would have to be Apple’s stringent policies. Let’s imagine for a second that you are a new developer and […]

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Jul
3

The Art of Color Blocking

Written By David Nazario Everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama to Alicia Keys is rocking this season’s newest fashion trend. While color blocking is somewhat of a new phenomenon, the concept behind color blocking is not new at all. Anyone who knows fashion knows that it is always better to coordinate colors, as opposed to  […]

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Jul
1

Movies That Rock or Movies That Perpetuate Negative Stereotypes?

By Alex Gooch When VH1 originally created the series, Movies That Rock in 1999, the idea was to air original films that focused on great musicians and the music that they created. This concept soon faded when VH1 realized that musician bio flicks weren’t exactly what audiences wanted to see. In an effort to [arguably] […]

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kanye 5
Jun
24

From Jesus Walks to No Church in the Wild: The Transformation of Kanye West

By Alex Gooch Photo Courtesy of metrolyrics.com From his flashy style to his sampling of classic music from artists like Marvin Gaye and Natalie Cole, Kanye West has continued to be one of the music industry’s hugest contributors. Since his debut album in 2004, it was obvious that Kanye would become a staple in Hip-Hop. […]

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e dott
Jun
24

Introducing Edott, “The Playground Legend”

By Alex Gooch Mute recently caught up with one of the East Coast’s most talented artists, E Dott, out of Easton, PA. Between his time at the gym, performances, and hours spent in the studio, we were finally able to sit down with the 6’5” Park Legend, and gain some insight into the mind and […]

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