• France,  Hip-Hop,  Western Europe

    Two Leading Artists take Sounds from Congo and Make It French

    There are some songs that when you hear them, you think of one thing: Paris. Yes, most of these songs are the ones you hear in French cafes while eating croissants and drinking a cup of espresso. There are violins, accordions, and a subtle guitar. Oh, the romance of Paris! France has been following after America in hip-hop since the 80s and some artists have been transforming the French style to become more distinct and more obvious that it’s French. But these artists are drawing their influences from the Republic of Congo. Here are the artists you should know: Stromae:  This Belgian artist was influenced by Jacques Brel. Stromae combined…

  • England,  Italy,  Pop,  Sweden

    Ten Best European Legends: RANKED

    These have made history, inspired movements, and make you dance either way.These European legends are the best. 10. George Michael Honestly, he shouldn’t be on this list. His hit song “Careless Whisper” is that tune that every one of your saxophone friends plays over and over again because they think they’re cool. But it’s still catchy and I hate to admit that I hum it in the shower. 9. U2 I’m honestly still mad about that iTunes album drop years ago. 8. Elton John Because he’s the Rocket Man. That’s all I need to say. 7. a-ha “Take on me” is my jam! The Norweigan band A-ha is catchy but…