New co-host Sydney Umezurike, a senior Media and Production major, who previously served as the organization spotlight correspondent, moderates this edition of Poppin’ Topics, and asks whether or not drug use is glorified in hip hop in a discussion with rapper and Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple, Timothy Welbeck, and producer Cameron Clay. Later, Sydney visits Power 99 offices to conduct an interview with host Roxy Romeo, who discusses her Trini heritage and more. The episode is capped off with a performance by special musical guest Franky Hill.
Created by journalism student Nydja Hood, The Vibe is Temple University’s first hip-hop culture and music television show, which provides a platform to artists at Temple and beyond. On The Vibe, students discuss what is trending in popular culture, and rappers, poets, and singers are featured. Follow the Vibe on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.