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Predicting 2020 Music Trends
Jan 3, 2020
Forecasting the year to come and taking stock of what 2019 can tell us about the trends of tomorrow.
Fat Joe's "Family Ties" Proves To Be An Apathetic Farewell
Dec 15, 2019
At long last, Joey Crack has decided to hang up his Yankee fitted, at least for now.
Griselda: The Second Coming Of That "Classic Shit"
Nov 29, 2019
Few can go bar-for-bar with Griselda, Buffalo's tight-knit rap crew that is giving an old sound new flavor.
Kanye West "Jesus Is King" Review
Nov 4, 2019
Kanye’s musical ear remains one-of-one, but sonic choices alone can’t save what is largely an erratic and uninspired affair.
IDK Is Kanye West's Latest Pupil: Analyzing The Influence On "Is He Real?"
Sep 16, 2019
IDK's "Is He Real?" is the latest project from a long line of self-described Kanye West disciples. Whether or not it lives up to the billing is up for debate.
Hip Hop's Newest Wave: Tracing The Influences Of Polo G, Lil Tjay, Calboy
Sep 10, 2019
A generation removed from Chief Keef, the stunning transformation of street rap has revealed something much more than just the next iteration of Chicago drill.
How TikTok's Niche Viral Space Is Redefining The Music Industry
Aug 30, 2019
The video app has been downloaded over a billion times, and it's not hard to see why.
Why Do We Get Lit To Sad Bangers?
Aug 22, 2019
Making sense of the music that would have us shed a tear and let loose all at once.
The Intoxicating YNW Melly Cocktail: Juxtaposition And Pain
Aug 13, 2019
There's much to be gleaned from the music of an artist whose breakout hit reads like the criminal charges he now faces.
"Free Meek" Premiere: A New Docuseries That Puts The System On Trial
Aug 3, 2019
“This is a story in which there is injustice in every crack and crevice.”
Offset's "The Set Gala": Saving The Best For Last?
Dec 14, 2018
The Atlanta rapper is preparing to unleash a solo album that will hopefully peel back the layers of an untold story.
Is This The Death Of SoundCloud Rap?
Nov 30, 2018
Uncertainty abounds for the platform's progeny.
Why Does Rap Idolize Pablo Escobar?
Oct 29, 2018
The deceased Colombian drug kingpin continues to have a commanding presence in hip hop.
The Importance Of The Album Cover
Oct 26, 2018
Cover art is more important than ever in 2018.
What Does "Selling Out" Mean In The Digital Age?
Oct 22, 2018
Can today's artists still sell out?
The Ethics Of Posthumous Listening
Oct 11, 2018
Should we listen to music against a dead artist’s wishes? Determining how to appropriately immortalize deceased artists is a tall order, and one of the hardest questions in 21st-century pop music.
How Is Hip-Hop Handling The Issue Of Mental Health?
Oct 3, 2018
The hip-hop community has long turned a blind eye to mental health, but the stigma is gradually beginning to unravel.
Hip-Hop's Obsession With The "Classic" Album
Oct 1, 2018
Why the hip-hop community worships Nas' "Illmatic" and how the album's classic status has shaped the direction of the genre
Why Wynton Marsalis' Anti Hip-Hop Comments Are Unfair
Jun 3, 2018
The famed jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis, had some choice words for hip hop in a recent podcast.
Antonio Brown's Contract Breakdown Fully Explained
Oct 25, 2020
Offset Released From Custody, Cardi B Cousin Arrested For Gun Possession
Oct 25, 2020
Young Buck Labels 50 Cent A Snitch: "Don't Ever Forget I Know U"
Hakeem Olajuwon Has Strong View On MJ-LeBron GOAT Debate
Oct 24, 2020
Mike Tyson Presses Boosie Badazz Over Transphobic Comments
Oct 24, 2020
G Herbo & Girlfriend Taina May Be Expecting Their First Child Together
T.I.'s "The L.I.B.R.A" Sells 20K In The First Week
Dwight Howard's 12-Year-Old Son Braylon Says He "Ain't A Real Dad"
Pat Riley Says The Lakers' Championship Has An Asterisk
Oct 25, 2020
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