R.I.P., Chester

It’s nighttime, and I’m in my cousin’s car. My cousin, Ate, is driving her sisters and me from our relatives’ party to their house. On the stereo plays this catchy but angry song. It hasĀ rap and screaming at the same time- I’ve never heard anything like it. My cousin, Tfluu isĀ sitting in the front seat… Read More R.I.P., Chester

Hip Hop Therapy

Hip-Hop has long mentioned mental illness before Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West made it front news. Early pioneers were DMX, who expressed his struggles in his 1998 song, “Slippin,” from his sophomore album Blood of My Blood, Flesh of my Flesh and Eminem, who frequently mentions his self-doubt, depression, and addiction in… Read More Hip Hop Therapy

Behind the Smile and Beats: Even DJs can have Mental Illness

While searching for mental health news, I stumbled upon news reporting on the rise of mental illness among EDM musicians. I’m surprised because when I attended raves, these musicians projected an air of confidence and charisma. They seemed to enjoy their career and their fans. Reading about their problems allowed me to see that behind… Read More Behind the Smile and Beats: Even DJs can have Mental Illness