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Music Can’t Heal A Dishonest Artist

Read 'I Want To Support XXXTentacion, But Should I?' here. Making music can change an artist for the better. Music got Jay Z into clean-money entrepreneurship. Jay...

Understanding Kanye West Rants, Part 4

Even though I "finished" the series, I knew there was going to come a time that I had to revive it. The initial "Kanye...

ASAP Rocky Does Not Have To Care

ASAP Rocky is one of the most successful hip-hop artists of today. He also "...don't wanna talk about no fucking Ferguson and shit." Asap Rocky on...

Understanding Kanye West Rants, Part 2

In light of Kanye's new deal with Adidas, the publishing of this piece is right on time. Part 1 of this series left us with an...

Jin Xing Makes China Look A Lot Like the United States

I opened the Economist newsletter I get in my inbox every couple of days because the subject line of this email interested me. "Meet China's Oprah Winfrey,"...

The FADER’s Amber Rose Story Is Convincing

"@DaRealAmberRose is dismantling gender norms and cannot be silenced," tweeted The FADER on July 10th, 2016. "Oh, word? Goin' global with the bald-stripper-turned-celeb-ex-wife-with-kid-and-reality-tv-show movement? Aight," said...

21 Savage And The Marketability of Dark Hip-Hop Artists

"My Choppa Hate Niggas" by Metro Boomin and 21 Savage, a relatively deep cut off of Metro Boomin's 2017 project Without Warning, peaked at #73 on...

Dame Dash Said Some Real Shit

It's painful how hilarious the jokes are from the recent Dame Dash interview on the Breakfast Club: Hilarity aside, the running themes of ownership and...

The Evolution of Donald Glover through Childish Gambino

How did Troy from Community... ...become Ike Turner/D'Angelo/Prince incarnate? And for those of us who really peeped his musical growth, we could see the boy becoming...

Chris Brown and Vilified Celebrities

Almost half a million tweets, and counting, have poured in about the Chris Brown standoff with Los Angeles police. When you search the keyword...