Lyor Cohen’s Blueprint

“From Run DMC to Roc-a-Fella, from DMX to Young Thug, Lyor Cohen discovered and broke some of the most prolific musical acts of our time at the helm of the biggest labels. In a conversation that spans his decades of leadership in the industry, he shares how failing as a party promoter led him to working for Russell Simmons, how he invented the 360 deal, surviving the turmoil of the business, and… Read More

Pusha T’s Blueprint

“Pusha T got into rap as a kid looking up to his big brother. After their group, Clipse, disbanded, Pusha went solo, connected with Kanye West, became president of G.O.O.D. Music, and has remained relevant in rap for nearly two decades.” – Complex Subscribe to Complex on YouTube: Part I: Foundation 1. Develop A Work Ethic 2. Take The Leap 3. Never Accept Defeat 4. Serve The Base Part II: Second… Read More

Pat Corcoran’s Blueprint

“Pat “The Manager” Corcoran and Chancelor “The Rapper” Bennett, two self-taught kids from Chicago, set the bar for what independent artists can achieve. Pat the Manager details how the two met, the backlash around the release of Coloring Book, and the one thing that threatened their independence.” -Complex Subscribe to Complex on YouTube: Part I: Foundation 1. Reputation Is Everything 2. Learn From Failure 3. Become Indispensable 4. Learn All You… Read More

Angie Martinez’s Blueprint

“Radio icon Angie Martinez shares how at 16 years old she used her passion for music to kickoff her career with an internship at a local Miami station. “The Voice of New York,” would later surmount a career that spans over 20 years and includes two rap albums, a New York Times best-selling book, a Tidal podcast, plus more.” – Complex Subscribe to Complex on YouTube: Part I: Foundation 1. Explore… Read More



Kanye West has been a politically minded rapper very literally since day 1. It’s why we fell in love with him to begin with. That backpack label? It wasn’t accidental. This bizarre claim that he’s only now talking about politics in the intensely political “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” is really telling. The subjects of Kanye’s raps haven’t changed much [at least not in ways unpredictable]. Apparently, we haven’t been listening, have… Read More

Hey Mama, Happy Mother’s Day


Kanye West “Hey Mama” Live Grammy 2008 Performance [Chorus] Hey Mama, I want to scream so loud for you ‘Cause I’m so proud of you, let me tell you what I’m about to do (Hey Mama) I know I act a fool, but I promise you I’m going back to school I appreciate that you alive for me, I just want you to be proud of me (Hey Mama) I want to… Read More

If You Know All These Songs You Are Old: Amazing 90’s Hits


Below is 5 seconds of every #1 Billboard Hot 100 Hit From 1993-2011. If you happen to know the lyrics or general tune to all of these songs, you probably still use yahoo as your primary email account and think you should back up your files on a floppy disk.   Maximillian Garland| Bright Futura Columnist Remember to follow Bright Futura on Facebook, Twitter, or you can subscribe to our RSS feed.

Top 100 Songs To Listen To While Studying

top 100 study songs

Unlike my roommates in college, I never had the ability to study while listening to my favorite popular music.  Maybe I’m incompetent but my brain just can’t handle the competition between written text and sung vocals. I did however discover that instrumental playlists plus the sound of rain is amazingly helpful when it comes time to hit the books. With instrumentals and rainymood, I can appease my need for audio stimulation without… Read More

SongKick Review: Put A Concert In Your Pants


Songkick is the undisputed king of music events. Started in 2007 and on the rise, SongKick is a website that allows you to track your favorite bands the same way your parent’s track and monitor you the first time you left for college. By tracking your favorite bands you can never miss the next great concert. With Songkick you can keep 100,000 concerts in your pants pocket, and never miss your favorite band…. Read More

Interview With SoNcier: A College Hip Hop Artist [mp3]


Go ahead an introduce yourself for those who may not have heard of you. This is SoNcier Da Hero, I reside in Virginia at this time. And I am an up-and-coming hip hop artist. What kind of topics do you rap about? I discuss everything from hating my job to wanting money, to sexy, to just everything across the board. I like to rap about the good and evil and especially about… Read More