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One Juneteenth To Remember: A Black Man’s View From The New York Protests
Jun 19, 2020
This Juneteenth, take a first-hand look at one of the ongoing protests against systemic racism and police brutality taking place in New York City.
Say Her Name: Remembering Black Women Who Died At The Hands Of Police
Jun 15, 2020
Celebrities have been stepping forward, calling for justice for Breonna Taylor. Here is a list of a few other women who lost their lives at the hands of those who claimed their job was to protect and serve.
Keke Palmer Points Out Hypocrisy In Police Kneeling With Protesters
Jun 9, 2020
Keke Palmer speaks on her experience at the Los Angeles' protests and the revolution that's underway.
We Need To Let Go Of Respectability Politics In The Fight For Black Liberation
Jun 5, 2020
To the Black community.
Why We Protest & Riot: Perspective From The Front Lines
Jun 2, 2020
A report from the front lines of the Los Angeles protests, where thousands rallied in the streets seeking justice for George Floyd.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Pens Powerful Op-Ed Regarding George Floyd
May 31, 2020
The Los Angeles Times published a power op-ed written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar regarding the death of George Floyd, Sunday.
Tory Lanez "The New Toronto 3": What To Expect
Mar 25, 2020
With Tory Lanez's "The New Toronto 3" on the horizon, we speculate what you'll be able to expect from the album.
Why Slug Is One Of The Greatest Of All Time
Feb 7, 2020
An ode to Slug.
Lil Wayne's "Crying Out For Me" Verse Quietly Influenced The Game
Jan 29, 2020
Lil Wayne's verse on Mario's "Crying Out For Me" remix arrived during his acclaimed 2007 run.
Kobe Bryant Transcended Basketball
Jan 27, 2020
Rest in peace to one of the greatest to ever pick up a basketball.
21 Savage's R&B Love Affair Is A Reflection Of The Evolved "Gangster Rapper"
Jan 2, 2020
21 Savage's self-expression through singing denotes the duplicity of hip-hop and the evolution of the "gangster" rapper.
Future Is King Of Hit-Making For A Generation Transcending Genres And Labels
Dec 31, 2019
Is Future an R&B artist?
Family Friendly Rap: Why The Sanitization Of Rap Is A Problem
Nov 29, 2019
Against the sanitization of rap music.
The Singles Era Is Upon Us (And What It Means For Music Consumption)
Sep 26, 2019
Another facet of our current streaming-verse explored.
A Response To Ben Shapiro's Claim That "Rap Is Not Music"
Sep 20, 2019
The pseudo-intellectual dropped an absolute goose egg earlier this week that surprised no one.
Tay-K's Sentencing Is A Scary & Increasingly Common Precedent
Jul 25, 2019
On Tay-K's conviction and dangerous legal precedents.
Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. Almost Quit Basketball During His 2-Year Rehab Stint
Jul 5, 2019
Michael Porter Jr.'s left knee sprain is but a minor setback in his 2-year battle over career-threatening injuries.
Rajon Rondo Explains Lakers' "Psychological Undoing" During Anthony Davis Talks
Jun 9, 2019
Rajon Rondo documented the aftereffects of a young Lakers' roster emasculated on the trade block.
What Lies Ahead For Nicki Minaj?
May 13, 2019
What lies ahead for Nicki Minaj, amidst a management team change and a heavily press-fueled year?
The Sustained Cultural Significance Of "The Boondocks"
May 9, 2019
“Excuse me, everyone. I have a brief announcement to make: Jesus was Black, Ronald Reagan was the devil, and the government is lying about 9/11. Thank you for your time. And goodnight.”
Flawless Victory: Is Mortal Kombat Hip-Hop's Favorite Video Game?
May 8, 2019
In the wake of Mortal Kombat 11's release, we've taken a look at the hip-hop world's longstanding adoration of the classic beat-em-up franchise.
Collision Course: How Musical Independence Has Ignited A Streaming War
May 3, 2019
The successes and failures of platforms like Spotify and United Masters could redefine the trajectory of the entire music industry.
Lil Dicky's "Earth" Bucks Internet Trend Of Sarcasm With Much-Needed Dose Of Sincerity
Apr 26, 2019
Why Lil Dicky's "Earth" is important.
Female Voices Are Dominating The Hip-Hop Landscape
Apr 24, 2019
The hip-hop landscape is currently ripe with female artists, doing whatever it is they want to do.
TIME 100: Why Was Hip-Hop Snubbed & Who Deserves A Spot?
Apr 22, 2019
In the midst of TIME Magazine's omission of hip-hop from their most influential list, we examine whether there is a larger trend at play and who deserved one of those coveted spots.
How Modern Hip-Hop's Disrespect Reflects The Spirit Of Punk Music
Apr 12, 2019
Rather than following hip-hop's treasured code of conduct, today's rappers are echoing the early days of punk rock.
The Life & Legacy Of Death Row Records
Apr 10, 2019
How a cutting-edge record label would come to define an entire era.
Why Redman Is One Of The Greatest Of All Time
Apr 7, 2019
Where does Redman rank in the greatest-of-all-time conversation? And why does he continue to fly under the radar?
Halle Berry Cunningly Reveals Her New Man Van Hunt
Sep 18, 2020
Mase Gets At Kanye West: "You Owe Me A Public Apology"
Sep 18, 2020
Kanye West Responds To Jay-Z Allegedly Selling His Masters
Sep 18, 2020
Kris Jenner Reportedly "Appalled" By Kanye West Peeing On Grammy
Jay-Z Sold Kanye West's Masters To Buy Back His Own: Report
Sep 18, 2020
Future's Artist FXXXXY Has Passed Away: Report
Snoop Dogg Repurposes Period Challenge By Savagely Roasting Rick Ross
Sep 18, 2020
Offset Declares Himself "Set 2.0" Amid Cardi B Divorce, Gets Riddled With Hate
Robin Givens Hits Mike Tyson & Jamie Foxx With Cease & Desist Letters Over Biopic
Sep 17, 2020
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