Here, we share all the good stuff that made the year noteworthy between all the headlines in music, entertainment, sports, and culture. Please note these are just opinions of the writers and in no way intended to say what the "best" things were - it's all subjective!
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For years, Hip-Hop and Anime have shared a peculiar relationship. Artists ranging from mainstream to underground have shared their love for the art form through their music, and likewise a few anime have utilized elements of hip-hop through soundtracks, characters, and plot lines. Although some may consider the combination of these art forms almost total opposites, they actually have a number of similarities and have shown to blend well together. One reason for this may be rooted in their respective origins. Both art forms are results of rising countercultures that become a means of escape to worlds outside of the norm for viewers and listeners alike.
Only a couple miles outside of Kingston, along the beautiful coast of Jamaica is a place tucked away on the beach called Bull Bay. Urban legend is that Bob Marley himself used to wake up every single morning to drive from his house on Hope Road in Kingston, to make splashes in the local river nearby.
Here’s a run-down of how we feel about last year, what we learned, and our favorite things. In true stoner fashion, we’re a tad late from the wave of year-end lists coming out, but with all that happened last year, it’s key that we share what we discovered and hope that anyone reading can benefit from it.