Meet the WV pastor who is also a rapper 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Back in the mid 1980s, Dale Elwell was a student at Concord College experiencing depression. He was wrestling with questions about God and his faith, primarily.  After a period of reflection, he made a commitment to serve God. He found hope and joy…and wanted to spread the good news so that […]

Meet the Musicians: Stereophonic

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV “We are the best band you’ll hear in your entire life,” Ben Cadle of the band Stereophonic told me with a straight face, before he and his bandmates broke out in uproarious laughter to begin our interview. Ben is joined by Cooper Woods and Reece Rowan in Stereophonic. They are a […]

Yo! West Virginia Raps

From the Valley to the Mountaintop: Hip Hop in Appalachia By Crystal Good, BlackByGod A panel discussion took place on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center at Marshall University. The two-hour session examined hip hop music, Black culture, and Appalachian identity through a discussion […]