Jessica Bennett

Bio

Originally from Compton, CA, Jessica moved to NYC in 2005 to study Communications. She currently works as a freelance music journalist. She's also triller than every chick you know.

5 Of TV's Most Relatable Girl Squads Who Are Just Like Your Crew

By Jessica Bennett
Whether or not you're down with the lingo, we kind of have to accept that #GirlSquad is a thing. Hey, why not? It's just the Millennial version of best friends, pals and homegirls. You know, it's filled with your main hangs, and you usually roll in…

Good Songs Have Their Endings: How A Festival Shaped My View Of Death

By Jessica Bennett
He had been sick for some time, but there was always hope for recovery. My best friend, Cori, constantly kept us up-to-date on the health status of her father, who had been hospitalized since November of 2014. While he showed various signs of…

4 Big Reasons Why We Want Mind-Blowing Sex When We’re Stressed Out

By Jessica Bennett
Recent breakup? Job loss? Death of a family member? Bills piling up? There’s no end to number of reasons that could cause someone to spiral down a road of depression, or at the very least, extreme stress. We all have our own individual ways of…

10 Important Life Lessons We Can All Take From 'Straight Outta Compton'

By Jessica Bennett
I was recently able to see the inevitable summer blockbuster, “Straight Outta Compton,” and I was immediately motivated to share some of the big-picture ideas this amazing movie conveyed. While many will have mixed feelings about the flick stemming…

3 Ways Dr. Dre's 'Compton' Unites OGs And Millennial Hip-Hop Fans

By Jessica Bennett
Every day, I thank my lucky stars I was born in the hip-hop “sweet spot,” aka the mid-1980s. While I may not have seen legends jamming in the park, my earliest memories of hearing Ice Cube, 2Pac and the pioneering sounds of Dr. Dre gave me a sense…

Beats, Rhymes And Life: Why Producers Are Just As Important As MCs In Hip-Hop

By Jessica Bennett
As a 20-something hip-hop head from Compton, CA, I was immersed into the culture at a very young age. I can remember asking my big brothers who Queen Latifah was, and I heard them play Nas, 2Pac, NWA, Wu-Tang and a million other artists through…

Meek Mill Buries Himself With 'Wanna Know' Drake Diss

By Jessica Bennett
Meek Mill truly lived up to his name this week. After Drake responded to Meek's accusation that he employed ghostwriters with not one, but two diss records, the Philly rhymer was slow to react, much to the disappointment of hip-hop fans following…

Breaking Down The Beef: How Drake Bodied Meek Mill With His Latest Track

By Jessica Bennett
At 4 am this morning, Drake sent rap fans the “good morning” text we’ve all been waiting for. It came in the form of “Back to Back,” the second diss track he’s dropped at Philly spitter, Meek Mill, in just four days. Meek’s accusations that Drake…

Why Using A Ghostwriter Is Such A Big Deal In Hip-Hop Music

By Jessica Bennett
There’s a lot of confusion among casual rap listeners as to why Meek Mill decided to call out Drake for using a ghostwriter. Why does it matter when other genres use multiple and/or different artists to write songs all the time? The truth is, not…

The Hive Is Real: 5 Reasons Future May Just Be The Future Of Hip-Hop

By Jessica Bennett
Shout out to all my hip-hop purists who are going to roast me in the comments section for this one. Just hear me out. Future came in the game blazing, with most of his current fans getting to know the Dungeon Family offspring through his hook work…

9 Times Not Giving A F*ck Seriously F*cked Me Over

By Jessica Bennett
I’ve read article after article over the last two years that emphasized the perks of not giving a f*ck. Higher self-esteem and general happiness are the biggest sells, which are pretty good reasons to give any theory an honest try. It seems not…