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Cole Bennett, Boy Genius

Cole Bennett, Boy Genius

The hip-hop music video game is being taken by storm by a 22-year-old director and producer by the name of Cole Bennett, and his self-made empire, Lyrical Lemonade. Young as he is, he is talented far beyond his years. Boy genius Bennett has worked with, created for, and is a friend to all of your favorite rap artists—from […]

The Aggregate: Kanye West, and the Rise of Juuling

The Aggregate: Kanye West, and the Rise of Juuling

Aggregate is a unique word. As a noun, it indicates different elements brought together in the same place. As a verb, it seeks to collect and assemble disparate pieces to create a more cohesive whole. This column seeks to do both of those things; breaking down some of the biggest stories in print journalism each […]

The Return of Latin Music To The Mainstream

The Return of Latin Music To The Mainstream

The recent surge of Latin music being produced is noteworthy. The trip is that the music, whether understood or not, is one of the most requested genres to date. Latin artists combine their language as well as English in their music to appeal to a broader audience. Songs on the top charts clearly show that one does not need […]

CONTROL FOREVER 2018

CONTROL FOREVER 2018

We are the modern optic. Control Forever Is a digital publication, concentrated on the incubation and growth of expression through the examination of popular culture and it’s periphery. Creatives working from the theoretical standpoint that the past informs the future, a continued commitment to taking apart pockets of culture and putting them back together.

Future of Female Artists

Future of Female Artists

Let’s face it. There are far more male musicians in the industry than females, and that’s just an inevitable fact. When we tend to think of a famous artist, there’s a higher chance that they will be a male, regardless of the genre. Specifically, music genres such as hip-hop, rap, and R&B have solely been […]