Rich Chigga, Desiigner, and Copy-Paste Hip-Hop

Desiigner's 'Panda' recently hit #1 on the Hot 100 chart. Rich Chigga has amassed 2.5 million views in two months with 'Dat Stick'. And mainstream hip-hop...

CL’s American Debut and Black Culture

With 5 million views in a week on her newest music video 'Lifted', K-Pop star CL is striving to make her way into the U.S. market....

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...

Murda Beatz Piped Up in Fort Erie

When you think of the sound that has Atlanta going crazy, you think of some people. Probably Black people...from Atlanta. Makes sense right? This is...

Travis Scott’s ‘Don’t Play’ Video is a Young Black American Male Dream

He might still be hit or miss on the mic, but Travis Scott is wild. His sonic identity has become more refined, and his...

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...

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...

Cam’ron and Tory Lanez Rate Rich Chigga

Not too long ago, Nathan Slavik of DJBooth published an article criticizing Rich Chigga's use of the word 'nigga' in the viral song 'Dat Stick'. He...