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...

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...

OG Maco: Should We Pay Attention?

We all know how he blew up, but why should we continue to pay attention to OG Maco? For one, 'U Guessed It' is not...

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...

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...

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...

Where did Future’s new hype come from?

He's always had hits. He's always been an astronaut. He's always been poured up. Even back when he was A1's freshest face and had Rocko...

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...

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...

Drake and Future Make Me Feel Broke

If you're like me, you thought Future was saying, "No boo, no boo, no boo, no boo, no boo, no boo" before that line...