Mike Tyson’s “If You Show Up” Video (WTFDIJW)

What the f*ck did I just watch (WTFDIJW)?  If you don't know what's going on between rapper Soulja boy and r&b singer Chris Brown, here are the broad strokes: They got beef. They kept going back and forth on Instagram dissing each...

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Goodbye, 2016! That’ll do.

As far as the Renegade Scholars are concerned, 2016 was a big year in many ways. We successfully launched a website, a podcast and we managed to get a little bit of a following. Just a little bit (shout out...

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J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only – A Review

When I woke up this morning, trying to come to grips with the fact that I had to get out of bed and get ready for work, the song that popped into my head was J. Cole's "Neighbours". I have...

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How to Survive an Office Holiday Party

Office Holiday party season is in full effect! Since 2016 has already been one gigantic face-palm of a year, let's all try to end it on a somewhat positive note. To help you with that, I'm sharing a few tips and tricks...

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The Weeknd’s Starboy – A Review

I don't really remember when I first heard The Weeknd sing. I know it was before he was featured on "Crew Love" from Drake's Take Care album. I was going through all the songs Drake was featured on when he was...

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The Great North Hype!

I have a love/hate relationship with the Toronto Raptors. Every season, they kind of get off to a hot start and Raptors fans lose their shit and start that premature championship talk that eventually leads to heartbreaking disappointment in April/May. So,...

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We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service – A Review

We talked about this album on our podcast a few weeks back, but I still think it's worth writing...   I have a problem with the current state of hip-hop right now. I feel that today's rap is not as good as...

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Being Likeable in 2016

Now more than ever, being likeable is probably one of the more important things to your career and social status. I for one blame Facebook and Instagram. A little bit. People don't really care what you're about, but if they like...

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Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” – A Review

When Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, released his first studio album Camp in 2011, many people were writing him off as another actor-turned-rapper with too much time on his hands. However, the funny thing about talent is that it's...

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The Trump Aftermath

It was all good just a week ago... It really wasn't, but we all kinda sort of had hoped that Hillary was going to win the presidency ... Easily. Let the polls tell it, it was no contest. Americans were so...

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