We Made An Album Only Using Type Beats. It Was (Mostly) Incredible.

Nothing comes easy when you're trying to be a professional creative on a budget. But given its bad rep, I'm surprised that indie hip-hop...

Classic MxMillon Takes You Into Sonic Blackness With ‘Black;Madder’

In a Donald Glover-esque way, Omaha-based producer Classic MxMillon sees his Blackness as the great variable in the algorithm of his own existence. Back...

Chief Keef, Soundcloud Rap’s Unsung Godfather

For more pop culture-influenced paintings like the one above, visit Philipo's Habari Art Collection on Etsy! Huge shoutout to YouTuber yadiiiigg for his investigative video report tracing...

A Firsthand Experience of Lil B’s Grace

The BasedGod got jumped at the Rolling Loud festival by A Boogie and his crew this past weekend, and he came out of the...

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...

I Want To Support XXXTentacion, But Should I?

On October 6, 2016, Jahseh Anfroy was arrested on charges of false imprisonment, witness tampering, and aggravated battery of his now ex-girlfriend who was pregnant at...

Higher Brothers, and Hip-Hop’s New East vs. West Battle

As I continue to learn about contemporary Chinese society, the stories get easier to relate to. My last China-related article was about transgender megastar...

A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...

Anime and XXXTentacion Songs Pair Beautifully

The popularity of Anime among Black and African youth isn't well-documented, but people know it's there. Even if it's mostly with mainstream Animes like...
Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy Is Worth Way More Than Future

Money is the root of all evil. Money, in a capitalist society, is also the best way to measure how much someone's contribution to the...