Maren Morris

Maren Morris makes country music I can bump

Kacey Musgraves had released Same Trailer Different Park the year before I had known about it. Now all I remember about the record is...
Chinese Mississippians Tommy Quon

Vanilla Ice, Chinese Mississippians, and Hip-Hop

As described in The Big Payback, an extremely thorough chronicle of the hip-hop industry, Tommy Quon was a Chinese-American from Greenville, Mississippi. He owned...

A Thought: Drake’s Globetrotting is Advanced, You’re a Hater

When I'm passionate about a topic, I usually spend weeks on the research. I piece together interview clips, long-forgotten news updates, lyrics, and other...

Dave Chappelle, Hip-Hop Artists, and Social Responsibility

"The biggest enemy of an artist is apathy." Dave Chappelle said this at the Art for Life benefit in Long Island on July 19th, 2015...
Preppy Kid Swang Video

The Preppy Kids in Rae Sremm’s ‘Swang’ Video Raise Questions

Rae Sremm's 'Swang' video makes their smooth, Southern-bred shit talk accessible to well-off college students that wouldn't be able to relate to a line...

Pete Rock and The Flaws of Nostalgia

"These kids don't give a fuck about the culture." A write-up by Brent Bradley on DJBooth assesses the accuracy of this statement made by legendary hip-hop...

The Term ‘Rapper’ Sucks. Hip-Hop Needs Subgenres

'Rapper', a monolithic term People feel threatened by hip-hop's latest rising stars because we don't have the language to explain how all these different artists are...

Rich Chigga Is Back With Another One

We can say Rich Chigga is a poser. Fake as fuck. Awkward in his attempts at flexing, and disingenuous in his attempts at being...

Madeintyo’s Brand Is Simple, Global, And All His

The synths at the beginning of almost every track on Thank You, Mr. Tokyo sound like how the project's cover art looks: a peaceful young Black...

Kanye Moves the Crowd on a Whole New Level!

On Monday the 10th of October, Saint Pablo himself blessed Saint Paul, MN with his presence, putting on a show of epic proportions for...