The Renaissance Project


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The Renaissance Project will be ‘Rap and Hip Hop’s Progressive Revolutionary Publication.’ We are currently a digital zine from PRISM Collaborative Media publishing via Medium. We are dedicated to providing innovative, honest thought in regards to the future of hip hop, as a culture and a music genre.


· Juwan Holmes, Editorial Revolutionary-In-Charge / Curator, PRISM Collaborative ·

· Paul K. Barnes, Lieutenant of Editorial Affairs ·


· Kyle B. Denis, Staff Contributor ·

· Allahna Stevie, Staff Contributor ·


The Renaissance is designed to show you that world, mirroring the universe that defines this huge culture with the people living in it, their words, and their image. We look to capture hip hop’s population in the midst of their Sista Soulja moment. We look to record the words, unfiltered, of those driving through the crash courses of the genre, presently and into the future. Together, from this you’ll be able to grasp a real insider view of the most-listened to genre in music and the real emotions of the culture within that dominates urban America.

Our content will not be similar to most, if any hip hop publications currently in operation. We will not debate the best of this or list the newest that. We will not fluff the elite, or trash those who are different. We will not blindly praise the past, or demoan the modern presentation of hip hop. We will scholarly review, and dissertate educationally, the world of rap. We will talk about what is changing, or needs to change, within the genre. We will report on news, events, and commentary with zeal. The Renaissance will provide insight and nuance that those that are truly hip hop can appreciate, while holding itself according to exemplary journalistic standard.”

***Read our Full Manifesto***


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The Renaissance is not taking pitches or music submissions at this time. Check back later or on our other sites for updates for if and when that happens!



Recent Stories:

Chasing Blanco Billions

The Renaissance – Chasing Blanco Billions: An Exclusive Interview with the TeamSESH Member + Producer for Lil’ B, BONES and more – by Paul K. Barnes

California producer Blanco Billions swoons listening ears with his sensory sound — all without saying a word. The accolades and the recognition have begun to arrive… but even this young, reserved, overworking maestro couldn’t avoid struggles with emotions, time, and isolation.

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It’s All in the Name: The Importance of Artist Identity


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